Witherspoon was placed on IR with a torn ACL.|||||||
He was injured in Monday night's win over the Bears.
The New York Giants signed Witherspoon and placed punt returner Will Blackmon on injured reserve on Thursday.|||||||
Witherspoon has played in 22 career games for Jacksonville and Detroit, primarily as a returner. He was waived by the Carolina Panthers before the start of this season.
The Jaguars waived cornerback/kick returner Brian Witherspoon after activating fullback Brock Bolen from the practice squad.|||||||
An undrafted rookie in 2008, Witherspoon averaged 23.9 yards on 76 kick returns and 11.3 yards on 24 punt returns. He returned two kickoffs for 38 yards against Miami on Sunday.
Witherspoon returned six kicks for a season-high 134 yards, but the Jaguars lost 23-17 to visiting Cleveland on Sunday.|||||||
Witherspoon has turned in three straight kick-return performances of at least 100 yards. The 21-year-old rookie has returned 23 kicks for 621 yards in six contests overall this season.