EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants placed four more players on injured reserve Monday, increasing their total of players out for the season to 19.
In addition to putting offensive lineman D.J. Fluker (toe), cornerback Donte Deayon (forearm), and linebackers Curtis Grant (knee) and Deontae Skinner (hamstring) on IR — the Giants have six linebackers on the list — the team was awarded linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers. New York also signed free agent linebacker Jeremy Cash.
Armstrong was released last Friday. He had played in 10 games with five starts this season, and was the 49ers’ second-leading tackler with 53 stops (38 solo), including one sack. Armstrong also had two interceptions and one forced fumble.
Armstrong has played in 58 regular-season games with 10 starts for the St. Louis Rams, Oakland and San Francisco. His career totals include 109 tackles (80 solo), two sacks, three interceptions, two forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries.
SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers on Friday waived linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong to clear a roster spot.
The 49ers will activate defensive lineman Tank Carradine from injured reserve, coach Kyle Shanahan said. Carradine missed seven games after sustaining an ankle injury against the Los Angeles Rams on Sept. 21.
Armstrong started five games for the 49ers early in the season before losing his job. Reuben Foster returned to the starting line after missing time with ankle and ribs injuries. Veteran Brock Coyle has established himself as the starting middle linebacker.
Armstrong ranks second on the 49ers behind Jaquiski Tartt with 53 tackles on the season. He also leads the 49ers with two interceptions. Then-general manager Trent Baalke signed Armstrong to a two-year contract extension last December that included a $500,000 signing bonus.
The 49ers will have their largest group of healthy inactive players on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. However, right tackle Trent Brown is questionable after sustaining a shoulder injury late in Thursday's practice, Shanahan said.
49ERS INJURY REPORT
S Adrian Colbert (thumb)
T Trent Brown (shoulder)
RB Raheem Mostert (shoulder)
WR Trent Taylor (ribs)
DE Solomon Thomas (knee)
Late Tuesday afternoon, a report surfaced stating that 49ers linebackers were involved an incident outside a club early on Monday morning.
The 49ers have issued a statement regarding the matter:
Mission Local is reporting that Foster and Armstrong were at Love and Propaganda near Union Square in San Francisco when they noticed a car circling the club. They reportedly asked security to escort them to their car at which point the car in question pulled up next to their car. two men jumped out of the car carrying an assault rifle and a handgun.
According to the report, Foster and Armstrong took off running and ended up at the St. Francis hotel where they promptly called police. Neither was injured in the incident.