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Giants safety Darian Thompson placed on IR, will have foot surgery

New York Giants safety Darian Thompson speaks to

New York Giants safety Darian Thompson speaks to the media during training camp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, N.J., on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016. Photo Credit: Brad Penner

Darian Thompson’s rookie season is over.

The Giants safety will undergo surgery to repair a foot injury that has sidelined him since Week 2 and was placed on injured reserve. Thompson, a third-round pick from Boise State, won the starting safety job in training camp, but a shoulder injury kept him out of the lineup in the opener (though he played extensively) and he started just one game in Week 2 against the Saints. He played 88 defensive snaps in the two games.

The Giants move forward with Landon Collins, Andrew Adams and Nat Berhe at the position.

Taking Thompson’s place on the 53-man roster is offensive lineman Adam Gettis, who was promoted from the practice squad. He was brought up to give the Giants an extra interior lineman as they move forward for the next few weeks without starting left guard Justin Pugh.

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