To get to today's 75-man limit, the Giants placed WR Sinorice Moss (groin), QB Jim Sorgi (shoulder), and LB Adrian Tracy (elbow) on injured reserve, and placed G Kevin Boothe (pectoral) on the reserved/PUP list. They also waived rookie receiver Nyan Boateng.
Boothe will have to miss the first six weeks of the season because of the move.
Next stop is the cut to 53, which must be done by 6 p.m. Saturday.
Moss, who went to Philadelphia for a second opinion on his groin injury yesterday, underwent surgery for a sports hernia this morning. Dr. William Meyers at the Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia performed the surgery.
The loss of Sorgi means that, at least for now, second-year player Rhett Bomar will serve as Eli Manning's backup. Bomar has had a good preseason with a maximum of playing time, having played most of the Pittsburgh game while Manning recovered from his 12-stitch gash in his forehead. Having Sorgi would have been better, simply because of his seven years of experience. But Bomar showed a strong arm and times and far more mobility than either Manning or Sorgi possess.
Tracy underwent surgery yesterday to repair ligament damage sustained when he dislocated his right elbow last week in Baltimore. Dr. Robert Hotchkiss performed the operation at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.
The loss of Tracy marks the second of the Giants' seven draft picks to go down with injuries, though only one of them came on the playing field. Third-round safety Chad Jones sustained serious injuries to his legs in a June 25 car crash in New Orleans, and wound up on the reserve/non-football injury list.
As for Boothe, the guard can begin practicing for 21 days beginning Tuesday, Oct. 19. During that period, the Giants can evaluate where his rehab stands, and either activate him, release him, or place him on IR. That decision must be made by Nov. 9.