The New York Giants today placed offensive lineman Stacy Andrews on injured reserve and signed veteran offensive tackle Tony Ugoh to take his roster spot.
Ugoh, 6-foot-5 and 304 pounds, played in 37 NFL games with 27 starts with the Indianapolis Colts from 2007-09. He was also with the Detroit Lions in 2010, though he did not see any game action. Ugoh played for the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League this fall.
Ugoh, a product of the University of Arkansas, was the Colts’ second-round draft choice in 2007, the 42nd overall selection. As a rookie he started all 11 games in which he played at left tackle. The following season, he played in 15 games with 12 starts. In 2009, he played in 11 games, with four starts at left tackle. Ugoh has also played in five postseason games with two starts.
The Colts released Ugoh on Sept. 21, 2010. He signed with the Lions on Dec. 11 and re-signed with them after the lockout on July 30 of this year. Ugoh was cut by Detroit on Aug. 15.
Andrews was hospitalized Saturday with blood clots in both lungs. He had played in nine of the Giants’ first 11 games, with three starts. The Giants have said that Andrews will be able to return to football, but not for the remainder of this season.