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The Giants must shrink their roster to 53 players by Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. ET. Who will be leaving the active roster?

The annual cutdown date has arrived.

By Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. ET, the Giants must shrink their active roster to 53 players. Thus, some of the individuals you saw in the preseason games may eventually move on to other teams, while others could have their careers ended.

It’s a sad day for many, but unfortunately, a mandatory one around the league.

Who will the Giants be cutting ahead of the deadline?

OL Chad Slade

CB Madre Harper

The Giants are higher on rookie corner Rodarius Williams, who impressed during the preseason after he was drafted in the sixth round.

TE Nakia Griffin-Stewart

There’s a chance the Giants sign Nakia Griffin-Stewart to the practice squad given some uncertainties at tight end (Evan Engram is dealing with a calf injury and Kyle Rudolph is coming off foot surgery).

LB Niko Lalos

WR (and DB) Matt Cole

WR David Sills

While many fans were hoping Sills would make the final roster, the former West Virginia standout will not be on the final 53. Maybe another stint on the practice squad?

QB Brian Lewerke

WR Damion Willis 

RB Corey Clement

The release of Corey Clement paved the way for rookie running back Gary Brightwell to make the team.

WR Alex Bachman (Injured Reserve)

WR Austin Mack (Injured Reserve)

LB Devante Downs

A Devante Downs cut leads to Reggie Ragland making the final roster.

DL Willie Henry

DE Ifeadi Odenigbo

OL Brett Heggie

OL Jake Burton

OL Jackson Barton

OL Jonotthan Harrison, Kenny Wiggins

The release of all these offensive linemen comes in the midst of two trades for alternative “hog mollies.” The Giants traded for Bengals interior lineman Billy Price Monday before acquiring interior lineman Ben Bredeson from the Ravens Tuesday.

DB Jordyn Peters

TE Jake Hausmann

S Chris Johnson

OL Ted Larsen (Injured Reserve)

LS Casey Kreiter

DT David Moa

DT Elijah Qualls

OLB Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson was a long shot to make the team, and this recent suspension made his path to a roster spot that much rockier.

Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.