Austin Mack has officially been promoted to the New York Giants' active roster.
The Giants signed the former Ohio State wide receiver to their 53-man roster on Tuesday, setting him up to become the 10th member of the 2019 Buckeyes to play in the NFL.
Mack was previously added to the Giants' active roster as a practice squad call-up prior to their fourth game of the season against the Los Angeles Rams. He did not end up playing in that game, however, and reverted to their practice squad following that game.
Now, though, the Giants have cleared a full-time spot for Mack on their 53-man roster, indicating they're interested in keeping him around and finding a role for him on game days. He could make his NFL debut on Sunday, when the Giants are scheduled to host the Washington Football Team.
Mack joins seven other members of last year's Ohio State team who are currently on NFL active rosters: Chase Young, Jeff Okudah, J.K. Dobbins, Malik Harrison, DaVon Hamilton, Jonah Jackson and K.J. Hill. Damon Arnette is currently on injured reserve with the Las Vegas Raiders due to a thumb injury, while Jordan Fuller was added to injured reserve by the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday due to a shoulder injury, but both of them are expected to return later this season. Jashon Cornell is out for the year after being placed on injured reserve by the Detroit Lions with an Achilles injury suffered during preseason camp.