New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur initially scoffed at the notion of placing Jabrill Peppers on season-ending injured reserve, but the safety’s fractured vertebrae have proven to be too much to overcome.

Peppers was placed on IR on Saturday, officially ending his debut season with the Giants and ushering in the era of rookie Julian Love, who has played well in each of the previous two weeks.

Replacing Peppers on the roster is safety Sean Chandler, who has been promoted from the practice squad.

In addition to promoting Chandler, the Giants have also activated linebacker Kareem Martin off of injured reserve — the second and final IR’d player New York has activated this season.

To clear room for Martin on the 53-man roster, the Giants also announced that defensive lineman Chris Peace has been placed on IR due to a knee injury.

Currently, the Giants have a full 53-man roster but are one man short on the practice squad. Expect them to make a signing early next week.