The Giants waived Skinner (hamstring) on Thursday.
Skinner finished the past season on injured reserve after suffering a setback with his hamstring in late November. He was set to become a restricted free agent this offseason, but the Giants will forfeit their rights to retain the linebacker and instead elect him to sign elsewhere in advance of Organized Team Activities.
Skinner exited last Thursday's loss to the Redskins, and while the specifics of the injury remain undisclosed, his 2017 season is over. Akeem Ayers should serve as the primary reserve weak-side linebacker, but the Giants may need to do some additional shuffling, given that they have placed six linebackers on IR this season.
Skinner (hamstring) will not return to Thursday's Thanksgiving tilt versus the Redskins, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.
Skinner injured his hamstring midway through the first quarter. While the severity of the issue is not known at this time, it is enough to keep him sidelined. Akeem Ayers and Kelvin Sheppard will presumably continue see increased snaps in his absence.
Skinner is considered questionable to return to Thursday's Thanksgiving game against the Redskins due to a hamstring injury.
Skinner went down midway through the first quarter. The severity of his injury is unknown at this time. The Giants are already spread thin at linebacker, so backups Akeem Ayers and Kelvin Sheppard figure to see even more snaps should Skinner ultimately be unable to return.
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.
|2014||New England Patriots||7||16||6.0||10||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||New York Giants||4||5||5.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Giants||3||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|