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Former Football: Former Cajun Anderson Activated By New York Giants

Justin Anderson 2013 Kansas State

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Former Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns linebacker Justin Anderson was activated to the New York Giants 53-man roster on Saturday after a concussion sidelined veteran running back Peyton Hillis in the first half last Sunday in Seattle.
 
Anderson will take over Hillis’ role on special teams and also provide insurance at linebacker where Jacquian Williams is currently sidelined with a concussion.
 
The Foley, Ala., native was waived/injured during the Giants’ final cuts this summer with a hamstring problem. He was brought back last month when he was eligible to re-sign with the team.
 
Anderson had five tackles for the Giants in four preseason games. He played mostly as a weakside linebacker, where Williams has started all nine games.
 
A two-year starter at inside linebacker for the Cajuns, Anderson recorded 131 tackles on the season for the Ragin’ Cajuns with 11 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and an interception that was returned for a touchdown. Anderson earned Sun Belt Conference and LSWA Defensive Player of the Week honors after making a career-high 16 stops with a pair of forced fumbles and fumble recoveries in a win at Western Kentucky.
 
Anderson is one of four Cajuns who player under head coach Mark Hudspeth to be named to an NFL active roster in 2014 joining Ladarius Green in San Diego, Bill Bentley in Detroit and Melvin White in Carolina.
 

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