After initially announcing that he had been waived, the Giants have have traded linebacker B.J Goodson to the Packers, as confirmed by SNY's Ralph Vacchiano. To replace him, they signed former Panthers and 49ers linebacker David Mayo.
Goodson was a fourth-round draft pick for the Giants in 2016 and went on to appear in 37 games (20 starts) at linebacker for Big Blue over three seasons. He played in 15 games (13 starts) in 2018, making 61 tackles and grabbing two interceptions.
However, with the Giants shifting defensive schemes this season, Goodson struggled to find a role and saw his reps gradually diminish as training camp and preseason progressed.
Mayo is set to begin his fifth NFL season, after spending his first four with the Carolina Panthers. He was drafted by current Giants general manager Dave Gettleman as Carolina's fifth-round draft pick in 2015.
Mayo had been with the 49ers throughout training camp, but was waived on Saturday. If Mayo sticks with the Giants, expect it to be in more of a special teams role.
The Giants also filled out their practice squad by signing a pair of players who had been released over the weekend, defensive back Corn Elder and wide receiver David Sills V.
Elder appeared in 13 games with the Panthers last season and was drafted in the fifth round in 2017. Carolina chose to waive him on Friday. Sills, meanwhile, was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Bills, but failed to make the roster after being released on Saturday,