Giants put LB Wilkinson on injured reserve, sign rookie CB Johnson

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants have placed backup linebacker Gerris Wilkinson on season-ending injured reserve because of a wrist injury.

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The Giants announced the move Wednesday and signed cornerback D.J. Johnson off the Denver Broncos' practice squad to fill out the roster.

Wilkinson was hurt during Sunday's 21-20 loss to the San Diego Chargers, and he had surgery Monday. He was leading the Giants with 12 tackles on special teams.

Johnson is a rookie out of Jackson State. The Broncos signed him as a free agent in April.

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

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