Michael Eisen of Giants.com announced that the New York Giants have signed free agent center Dallas Reynolds and also waived running back Da'Rel Scott, in order to make room for Reynolds on the roster. Scott had been a 7th round draft pick of the Giants in 2011, and he played in all four games this year for Big Blue.
According to Eisen, "Reynolds, 6-4 and 320 pounds, originally joined the Eagles as a rookie free agent on May 1, 2009. He spent the majority of the 2009 season (when he as on the active roster for the season’s final game, but did not play) and the entire 2010 and 2011 seasons on Philadelphia’s practice squad before making the 53-man roster last year. He played in all 16 games in 2012 and when Jason Kelce suffered two torn knee ligaments in Week 2, Reynolds stepped in as the starting center."
The Giants have been banged up along the offensive line recently, with center David Baas and guard Chris Snee coming out of the Carolina Panthers' contest with injuries. Last week, Jim Cordle replaced Baas in the starting lineup, and James Brewer took Snee's place at offensive guard. The results were similar as the G-men were routed by the Kansas City Chiefs 31-7.
This week, it appears that David Diehl may be in line to make his season debut after undergoing thumb surgery in pre-season. In Diehl's place, rookie Justin Pugh has started all four games at right tackle, so look for Diehl to slide into the right guard spot.
Bringing Reynolds into the fold may signal that the Giants are concerned about the long term prognosis for Baas, who has battled knee and neck injuries this year.
Scott had a mediocre tenure as a New York Giant that culminated in his release this week. The third-year back from Maryland had a fumble against the Kansas City Chiefs, as well as a dropped screen pass. Scott also did not recognize a hot read from quarterback Eli Manning, and his miscue caused a game-clinching interception against the Dallas Cowboys.