The New York Giants have announced roster cuts, trimming the fat down to 74 total players.
By Vincent Rapisardi
By league rule, all NFL rosters were suppose to be cut-down to 75 players, by 4 P.M. Tuesday. The New York Giants made 14 moves in order to make that happen, which actually put them at 74 current players on the roster.
Here’s how it worked out:
- OL, Will Beatty, Reserve/PUP
- DB, Josh Gordy, Reserve/Injured
- DB, Bennett Jackson, Reserve/Injured
- OL, Brandon Mosley, Waived
- RB, Akeem Hunt, Waived
- OL, Michael Bamiro, Waived
- WR, Juron Criner, Waived
- DE, Justin Halley, Waived
- OL, Eric Herman, Waived
- WR, Derrick Johnson, Waived
- P, Robert Malone, Waived
- DE, Jordan Stanton, Waived
- DT, Jimmy Staten, Waived
- TE, Will Tye, Waived
So, almost everyone of these names were expected to hit the road at some point. The only slight surprise in this group is offensive lineman, Brandon Mosley. But he was by far no lock to make the opening day roster anyway.
Devin Unga, has surprised many camp – being that he was an undrafted player out of BYU in 2014. Here’s his thought’s on making it through the first round of cuts:
— New York Giants (@Giants) September 1, 2015
Akeem Hunt, who I projected – not so much projected, but rather just wanted on the roster – to make the team based on his return skills, surprised me a bit by seeing his named listed as waived. I thought he would at least make it through another round of cuts, but that obviously didn’t happen.
The team also placed left tackle, Will Beatty, on the PUP list, which means he’ll be out for the first six games of the regular season. A move that we all expected since we heard news of the injury back in May. An injury that was said to take five-to-six months to heal.
Who’s next on the roster bubble for New York, you might ask?
With the signing of safety, Stevie Brown, it seems as though one of the two veteran safeties (Brandon Meriweather or Jeromy Miles) are next on the bubble. Unless, they choose to part ways with the younger, Cooper Taylor, which I don’t see happening.
Preston Parker has also looked very underwhelming so far in preseason – mainly because of dropped passes – and considering the team’s depth at the position, he could be on his way out as well.
Those are just a couple of possibilities, but we’ll see how this thing unfolds over the next week as the season kicks off next thursday.
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