Giants place Jim Cordle on IR

The New York Giants have announced that they’ve placed center Jim Cordle on season ending injured reserve.

Jim Cordle, the Giants’ starting center in seven of the last eight games, was today placed on season-ending injured reserve with an injury to his patella tendon, which he suffered Sunday in a loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

The Giants signed offensive lineman Stephen Goodin off their practice squad to take Cordle’s place.

Goodin, 6-6 and 308 pounds, was originally signed by the Giants as a rookie free agent from Nebraska-Kearney on May 11, 2012. He was waived at the end of training camp and was signed on Nov. 21 to the practice squad, where he remained through the end of the season.

This year, Goodin was waived on Aug. 31 and signed to the practice squad the following day. He played in all four preseason games for the Giants, but has never played in a regular-season game.

*The Giants also made a change on their practice squad, signing offensive lineman Steven Baker and terminating the contract of defensive back Brandon Jones.

Baker was previously on the practice squad from Sept. 4-12 and Sept. 24-Oct. 1. Jones had been on the squad since Nov. 4.