Brandon Marshall Placed on IR with Ankle Injury; WR Ed Eagan Signed

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistOctober 10, 2017

New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall lays on the ground after injuring himself making a catch against the Los Angeles Chargers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
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Brandon Marshall's 2017 season officially ended Tuesday when the New York Giants placed the star wide receiver on injured reserve after he suffered an ankle injury during a Week 5 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers

The Giants announced wide receiver Ed Eagan was signed off the practice squad to take Marshall's spot on the roster. 

Marshall suffered a broken ankle during the second quarter of New York's 27-22 loss against the Chargers. He announced on Instagram on Monday that he would have surgery, "ending Year 12" in the NFL

Injuries decimated the Giants receiving corps against the Chargers. In addition to Marshall's ankle, Odell Beckham's season ended with a fractured ankle and Sterling Shepard sprained his ankle. 

Marshall signed with the Giants in the offseason. The 33-year-old struggled in five games this season, averaging a career-low 8.6 yards per reception with just 18 catches on 33 targets. 

After winning 11 games and making the playoffs last season, the Giants are off to a 0-5 start. They are one of three winless teams in the NFL, along with the Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers

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