NY Giants cut WR who committed costly penalty that nullified Darius Slayton TD vs. Cowboys

New York Giants wide receiver Damion Ratley (Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants wide receiver Damion Ratley (Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports) /

The NY Giants released Damion Ratley Tuesday, two days after Ratley committed a costly penalty against the Cowboys in Sunday’s loss

The NY Giants continued to shuffle the bottom of the roster Tuesday.

Wide receiver Damion Ratley, who committed a costly penalty in the second half of Sunday’s 37-34 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, was released and the Giants promoted Austin Mack from the practice squad to replace him.

Ratley was called for pass interference, when he set what the officials called an illegal pick, nullifying a 31-yard Daniel Jones touchdown pass to Darius Slayton.

Despite extended playing time due to Sterling Shepard being sidelined for three games due to turf toe, Ratley caught just four of 10 targets for 63 yards.

Mack, meanwhile, has yet to appear in a game this season, but was on the active roster leading up to the Giants’ Week 4 game against the Los Angeles Rams.

In 45 collegiate games at Ohio State, Mack caught 79 passes for 1,050 yards and six touchdowns, prior to signing with the Giants as an undrafted free agent this spring.

Shepard is eligible to return to practice this week, and Giants head coach Joe Judge says the plan is to evaluate where Shepard is physically before making a decision whether to promote him back onto the 53-man roster for Sunday’s game against the Washington Football Team.

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