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LB Emmanuel Acho Added To Giants Practice Squad

LB Emmanuel Acho

LB Emmanuel Acho

The collective concern of having little linebacker depth with the Giants only keeping 5 LBs on the active roster has turned into actionable material – apparently. The Giants signed former Philadelphia Eagle LB Emmanuel Acho to the practice squad.

In related news, DE Adewale Ojomo was released yesterday and not resigned to the practice squad. This could be a ping pong match that continues all season as evidenced by QB Ryan Perrilloux’s weekly addition and subtraction from the practice squad in recent years. In effect, this is a way to keep players around for the Giants to develop on their practice squad while abiding by the 8 player limit.

The Giants official announcement said this of Acho:

Acho, 6-1 and 234 pounds, entered the NFL as a sixth-round draft choice from the University of Texas by the Cleveland Browns in 2012. He spent all of last season on injured reserve with a leg injury.

On April 11 of this year, Acho was traded from Cleveland to Philadelphia for running back Dion Lewis. He was waived by the Eagles on Sept. 2. Acho played in all four of Philadelphia’s preseason games last month. He had 22 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and a special teams tackle.

To create room for Acho, the Giants terminated the practice squad contract of wide receiver Marcus Harris.


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