Giants place LG Shane Lemieux on IR

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The New York Giants have placed starting left guard Shane Lemieux on the injured reserve list and signed offensive lineman Matt Skura off their practice squad.

The Giants made the moves on Thursday afternoon, hours before a game against the Washington Football Team at FedExField.

Lemieux had been ruled out of the game on Wednesday. He has been bothered by a knee injury since July 29 and did not play in the three preseason games. He was limited to 17 plays in the season-opening loss to Denver on Sunday.

In addition, the Giants elevated wide receiver/kickoff returner C.J. Board and tight end Chris Myarick from the practice squad to their game roster.

Lemieux had started the previous 10 games at left guard. Ben Bredeson replaced him early in the game.

Skura joined the practice squad on Sept. 2. He had played the previous four seasons with the Baltimore Ravens before signing as a free agent in March with the Miami Dolphins. He was released Aug. 30.

Skura can play guard and center. He started 52 of the 57 regular-season and postseason games in which he’s played, all with the Ravens.

Board played six snaps on offense and 10 on special teams against the Broncos after behind elevated. He had one catch and returned two kickoffs for 66 yards.

Myarick played in three NFL games with Miami last season, without catching a pass.

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