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Giants Place Canty, Beckum On PUP List To Start The Season

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Super Bowl champion New York Giants have placed defensive tackle Chris Canty and tight end Travis Beckum on the reserve-physically unable to perform list in getting their roster to 75 players.

Canty and Beckum each had knee surgery in the offseason and were not ready for training camp.

Canty chose his words carefully after the New York Giants put him on the reserve-physically unable to perform list to start the 2012 season.

The eight-year veteran never said he disagreed with the move that will sideline him for at least six games. The 29-year-old lineman, however, made it clear on Monday that the Giants and their medical staff decided that his surgically repaired knee needed more time to heal.

It was their decision, not his. In fact, Canty insisted he is close to being ready. But either way, he cannot suit up until at least Oct. 18, when New York takes on Washington.

The Giants also terminated the contract of veteran cornerback Antwaun Molden and placed rookie offensive lineman Brandon Mosley, a fourth-round draft pick, on injured reserve with an ankle injury.

The team also waived tight ends Ryan Purvis and Christian Hopkins, defensive tackles Carlton Powell and Oren Wilson, defensive backs Chris Horton, Brandon Bing and Jojo Nicolas, receivers Julian Talley and Brandon Collins, running back Joe Martinek and tackle Joel Reinders.

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