The Giants are signing CB Ryan Lewis to their active roster, per source. Lewis had been on the practice squad.
— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) September 22, 2020
The Giants have been shuffling their cornerback position as they try to find a consistent answer opposite James Bradberry. Lewis spent eight games in 2019 with the Miami Dolphins under Patrick Graham and he brings solid size (6-foot-1, 195 pounds) to the position.
The Giants first tried to claim Lewis off of waivers from the Dolphins at the start of training camp, but lost out to the Washington Football Team who have a higher priority. New York was finally able to get him when he was waived by Washington during final cutdowns and he was signed to the Giants’ practice squad on September 9th.
The move isn’t official yet, as of this writing, and we don’t know the corresponding roster move. It’s likely that this move is to fill the hole created by Barkley’s season-ending injury, but given the rules regarding the injured reserve this year, Sterling Shepard could well end up there as well.
Stay with Big Blue View as we get more news regarding the Giants’ roster moves.