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Receiver Preston Parker released by Giants, defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis signed


EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey — The New York Giants have released wide receiver and signed defensive tackle .

Coach announced the moves on Tuesday, two days before the winless Giants are to play the Washington Redskins (1-1) at MetLife Stadium.

Parker had five catches for 43 yards in the first two games, but he also had a couple drops.

The Giants also needed help on the defensive line with tackle sidelined and linemen , , and Owa Odighizuwa fighting an assortment of injuries.

Ellis was signed as a free agent by the Giants in the offseason and was among the team's final cuts in training camp.

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