EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants decided they couldn’t wait for backup quarterback Jim Sorgi’s injured right shoulder to get better.
Sorgi, veteran receiver Sinorice Moss and rookie linebacker Adrian Tracy were placed on injured reserve Tuesday as the Giants reached the 75-man roster limit.
Moss has been sidelined most of training camp with groin problems, while Tracy, the team’s sixth-round draft pick, dislocated an elbow Saturday in a preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens.
The Giants also moved veteran offensive lineman Kevin Boothe from the active physically unable to perform list to reserve PUP and waived rookie free agent receiver Nyan Boateng.
Sorgi, Moss and Tracy will miss the rest of the season. Boothe must sit out at least the first six weeks.
Sorgi, who was signed in the offseason to back up Eli Manning, tore an anterior capsule in his right shoulder Aug. 16 in the preseason opener against the Jets. He has been unable to throw and has not practiced. He indicated on Monday that he knew his season was in trouble.
“I don’t know if their patience is wearing thin, but I’m sure it is,” Sorgi said. “It’s just a numbers game and getting to be that point. Like I said, it’s a tough position for me to be in, and a tough position for them to be in. I don’t really have much else to say.”
Sorgi came to the Giants after backing up Manning’s brother, Peyton, for six seasons in Indianapolis. His last season with the Colts also ended with a shoulder injury, but not the same one.
With Sorgi gone for the year, the backup job falls to second-year pro Rhett Bomar, unless the team signs a veteran.
Moss, who has been with the Giants since 2006, had surgery Tuesday to repair a sports hernia. The operation was performed by Dr. William Meyers at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia.
Moss played in one of the Giants’ first three preseason games and had one catch. He played in eight games in 2009 and 37 in his first five seasons. He has 39 career receptions for 421 yards and three touchdowns.
Tracy had surgery Monday to repair ligament damage. The surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Hotchkiss at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.
The Giants have lost two of their seven draft choices this season. Safety Chad Jones, the third-round pick, was seriously injured in an automobile accident in New Orleans on June 25 and is on the reserve-non-football injury list.
Boothe underwent surgery in the spring to repair a torn pectoral muscle suffered while he was lifting weights.
Boateng caught one pass in three preseason games.
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