Boley taken off PUP list, will return to Giants practice

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants linebacker Michael Boley is ready to get back on a football field.

Boley, who signed a five-year, $25 million contract, was taken off the physically unable to perform list and was to practice on Monday for the first time since having surgery in June to repair a torn labrum. Boley hurt his hip during the offseason program.

Boley cannot play in the regular season opener against Washington on Sept. 13 because he will be serving an NFL suspension.

New York also released three players, including cornerback Stoney Woodson, a seventh-round draft choice who was waived injured with an ankle problem. Also waived were wide receiver Taye Biddle and offensive lineman Terrance Pennington.

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