The New York Giants made a minor tweak to their practice squad this week, placing tight end Hakeem Valles on season-ending injured reserve (IR).
Valles initially signed with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Monmouth following the conclusion of the 2016 NFL Draft. He remained in Arizona for one season before joining the Detroit Lions, where he spent the 2017 season and a portion of the 2018 season.
The 6-foot-5, 260-pound Valles, whose brother Max played for the Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills but is now a free agent, was released by the Lions on November 7. He signed with the Giants on November 27.
In 15 career games (one start), Valles has hauled in two receptions for 11 yards. Both came with the Lions earlier this season.
With Valles now on IR, the Giants have one spot open on their practice squad, which will likely be filled at some point on Thursday.