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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) New York Giants left tackle Shawn Andrews has been released from the hospital following treatment for a chronic back condition.

The team said the 335-pound physical lineman left the Hospital for Special Surgery on Saturday morning. He had been there for two days.

The back condition had cost Andrews the entire work week before last week’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles, and he has been listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against Jacksonville.

The team did not say Saturday if his status had changed.

With the offensive line depleted by injuries – both starting and backup centers Shaun O’Hara and Adam Koets are out as well – the Giants are left with second-year player Will Beatty for left tackle.

Beatty, though, only just got back to playing in spot duty two games ago as an extra tight end after missing seven with a broken right foot.

The team also announced Saturday that it had signed defensive back Michael Coe from the practice squad. To make room on the active roster, the Giants waived defensive end Alex Hall.

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