Latimer (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
Latimer was seeing an expanded role in the Giants' offense in Thursday's game against the Eagles with Russell Shepard (neck) sidelined, but Latimer's season is now likely over after he suffered a hamstring injury during the contest. New York signed wideout Bennie Fowler, who is coming off four seasons with the Broncos, to the open roster spot.
Latimer injured his hamstring in Thursday's game against the Eagles and will not return.
Latimer pulled up limping in the fourth quarter. He finished the night with three catches (on four targets) for 52 yards, good for second on the team behind standout running back Saquon Barkley. The Giants have an extra long week before going to take on the Falcons in Atlanta on Oct. 22, so Latimer will be hoping to recover during that period.
Latimer was active for Sunday's game against the Panthers but did not play.
Latimer was dealing with a knee injury that kept him out of Week 4's loss to the Saints, but he ended up being active and in uniform for Sunday's contest. It's unclear, however, whether or not his absence from the game was precautionary or if he simply was not part of the game plan.
A trainer was spotted working on Latimer's lower right leg prior to Sunday's game, according to Dan Duggan of The Athletic, but Latimer "looked fine running routes" and should be good to go for Sunday's matchup with the Panthers.
Latimer sat out last week with a knee injury, so there was some concern about his status for Week 5 after he was checked out by the trainer. However, with Latimer able to get up and run afterward, he appears ready to return to action.
Latimer (knee) turned in a full practice Thursday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
With a full practice now under his belt, Latimer should enter the Week 5 game against the Panthers with no restrictions after the knee issue prevented him from playing in Sunday's loss to the Saints. Look for Latimer to step back in as the No. 3 receiver in place of Russell Shepard, who managed only one catch for nine yards across 51 offensive snaps while Latimer was sidelined.
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