Skinner had landed with the Raiders' practice squad after the Giants waived him earlier this season. With three linebackers on the Giants' active roster nursing injuries and Nigel Harris (ribs) moving to injured reserve, Skinner will be brought back to address depth at the position. Unless all of Jonathan Casillas (neck), Keenan Robinson (quadriceps) and B.J. Goodson (ankle) are ruled out for the Week 10 game against the 49ers, don't expect Skinner to see significant snaps on defense.
Skinner was waived by the Giants on Wednesday, Michael Eisen of the team's official site reports.
Skinner re-signed with the Giants last week but wasn't activated for the team's loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday. If he clears waivers, he'll be immediately eligible to look for work elsewhere.
Skinner was signed by the Giants on Saturday, Art Stapleton of the Record reports.
Skinner figures to primarily spend his time on the special teams unit, but will also be a depth option at linebacker for the Giants.
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