Eli Manning, Brian Mihalik
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The New York Giants have waived offensive tackle Brian Mihalik as they construct their 53-man roster ahead of the regular season.

Week 1 of the NFL regular season is upon us, and every team is working to put together their 53-man rosters for their first matchup. Initial 53-man rosters were set on Saturday, but that’s just the first go-around. Teams are still making moves as we speak.

That doesn’t exclude the New York Giants, who recently decided to waive offensive tackle Brian Mihalik. The veteran was on the active roster for 14 games in 2018.

The Giants decided to keep reserve offensive lineman Chad Slade, Nick Gates, and Spencer Pulley. They also claimed tackle Eric Smith off waivers and placed rookie tackle George Asafo-Adjei on injured reserve. Additionally, New York waived veteran tackle Chad Wheeler.

Mihalik, 27, was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the seventh round (No. 237 overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Boston College. Along with the Eagles and Giants, Mihalik has had two stints with both the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Detroit Lions. He played in five games for the Giants last season along with 15 games for the Lions in 2017. Mihalik also started in two of those games for Detroit that same season.

The starting five for the Giants offensive line heading into Week 1 will be, from left to right, Nate Solder, Will Hernandez, Jon Halapio, Kevin Zeitler, and Mike Remmers. This week, they’ll begin preparing for their initial regular-season matchup against the Dallas Cowboys. The NFC East rivals will kick off at 4:25 p.m. ET this Sunday, Sept. 8.

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