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Giants waive former UK defensive lineman Melvin Lewis

New York Giants defensive tackle Melvin Lewis (76), defensive tackle Damon Harrison (98) and defensive tackle Jay Bromley (96), who are all out with injuries, watch NFL football training camp, Friday, July 29, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J.
New York Giants defensive tackle Melvin Lewis (76), defensive tackle Damon Harrison (98) and defensive tackle Jay Bromley (96), who are all out with injuries, watch NFL football training camp, Friday, July 29, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. AP

Former University of Kentucky defensive tackle Melvin Lewis was waived by the New York Giants on Friday.

Lewis, an undrafted rookie free agent, had started training camp on the active/non-football injury list.

The move, along with the release of wide receiver Donte Foster, was necessary because the team signed defensive tackles Jermelle Cudjo and Davon Coleman.

The Giants needed some healthy defensive linemen after having to place defensive tackles Damon Harrison (knee) and Jay Bromley (ankle) on the physically unable to perform list on Thursday.

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