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Giants roster: Assessing the situation after the action hit hard

Your head is spinning to keep up with the roster moves New York Giants GM Joe Schoen has made over the past few days. I’m completely lost on who’s on his 53-man roster on the team and who’s not. Let me help you. Here’s a look at his current 53-man roster and practice squad, injury list and his PUP list, and our latest thoughts on the situation.

GM Joe Schoen told the media around 11am on Thursday.

quarterback (2)

starter: Daniel Jones
backup: tyrod taylor
practice game: Davis Webb

Webb has cleared his waivers and is back. This probably makes everyone happy. In retrospect, it’s not surprising that he hasn’t been billed. Teams other than Buffalo probably aren’t convinced he can succeed away from Brian Daball.

running back (4)

starter: Squon Berkeley
backup: Matt Breda, Antonio Williams, Gary Brightwell
practice game: Jashawn Corbin

I’m still upset with myself for not choosing Brightwell to make the roster over Corbin in the final 53-man roster prediction. There are hints when it comes to the roster, but I think the hint here is that Brightwell was announced as his returner kicking off the final game of the preseason.

Either way, the Giants will be happy that Corbin cleared the wave. He is an intriguing young player who brings depth to his position.

tight end (3)

starter: Daniel Bellinger
backup: Chris Myerick, Tanner Hudson
practice game: Austin Allen
Wounded Reserve: Andre Miller (season ended), Ricky Shields-Jones (season ended)

The Giants held roster gymnastics on Wednesday. The Giants had to. Hudson is back because NFL rules state that waiver requests must be made at noon, but players can be placed in his IR until 4 p.m. . It feels like the Giants should look for potential upgrades here.

wide receiver (7)

starter: Kenny Goladay, Wandale Robinson, Kadarius Toney
backup: Sterling Shepard, David Sills, Richie James, Darius Slayton
practice game: CJ Board of Directors, Jaron Moore
Injury reserve: Colin Johnson (season ended)

Yes, Slayton is still a giant. Yes, we still don’t believe he’ll be a Giant when the team kicks off its season with the Tennessee Titans on September 11th.

According to Over-the-Cap, the Giants have the league’s worst $5.25 million, over the $208.2 million salary cap. They have to be below that cap by next Tuesday, Sept. 6. If you want Slayton on your regular season roster, I won’t be celebrating until then.

Trading or cutting Slayton would save the Giants $2.54 million. That doesn’t quite get them where they need to be – they’ll most likely have to rebuild a contract or two – but it still seems like a move they’ll be forced to. Even if it reduces the talent of

Offensive Line (8)

starter: Andrew Thomas (LT), Devery Hamilton (LG), Jon Feliciano (C), Mark Glowinski (RG), Evan Neal (RT)
backup: Joshua Esdu, Ben Bredeson, Jack Anderson
practice game: Max Garcia, Will Holden, Garrett McGinn, Roy Mbeteca
Wounded Reserve: Shane Lemieux, Marcus McKesan (season ended)
puppy: Nick Gates, Matt Peart

A roster ruse left the Giants with one less offensive lineman than the original 53-man roster. Garcia is now on a practice team rather than an active roster, and having a favorite player there (seven seasons, 93 NFL games, 52 starts) is a luxury.

Anderson is an interesting player and a potential starter at left guard for Week 1. BBV’s Chris Pflum wrote Wednesday that Anderson “has great strength and agility, but also the versatility to back up the center position.”

Anderson was drafted in the seventh round by the Buffalo Bills in 2021 and appeared in two games last season with the Philadelphia Eagles. During the preseason, he played 57 snaps at center for the Eagles, 45 snaps at right guard, and 42 snaps at left guard. Brandon Lee Gowton of SB Nation’s Eagles website, Bleeding Green Nation, sent this message to The Big Blue View on Wednesday after the team claimed Anderson:

“Jack Anderson is a quality pickup for the Giants. If he had made the Eagles’ 53-man roster, as most other beat writers were.”

Another option for the Giants’ left guard appears to be Hamilton. Although he had a good summer, he never played an NFL game.

Dabor was vague about Lemieux and Ezdou, who were injured in the first game of the preseason.

Regarding Lemieux, Daboll said: Unfortunately he went through it once but he’s fine. So he comes back. He is already in rehab and he plans to return as soon as possible. “

Of Ezeudu, Daboll only said, “He’s getting better.”

defensive line (5)

starter: Leonard Williams, Dexter Lawrence
backup: Justin Ellis, Nick Williams, DJ Davidson
practice game: Ryder Anderson

As the Giants clearly expected, the undrafted Anderson cleared waivers. will do.

edge (5)

starter: Azeez Ojulari, Kayvon Thibodeaux
backup: Jihad Ward, Oshane Simines, Tomon Fox
practice game: Quincy Roche
Wounded Reserve: Ellerson Smith

I was surprised that Roche cleared the waiver. He will not be on the 17-game practice squad. Either the Giants make him his 53, or another team pulls him out of New York in need.

Inside Linebacker (6)

starter: Blake Martinez, Te Crowder
backup: Micah McFadden, Carter Coughlin, Austin Cullitro, Cam Brown
Wounded Reserve: Darian Beavers (end of season)

Calitro has been in and out and back again.

cornerback (6)

starter: Adley Jackson, Aaron Robinson, Darnay Holmes
backup: Cordell Flott, Justin Lane, Nick MacLeod
practice game: Harrison Hand, Zion Gilbert, Darren Evans
Wounded Reserve: Rodarius Williams

Knowing the Giants were looking for cornerback help on Weber wires, they insisted Rain and McLeod would add depth. Rain was a third-round pick for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2019, and he never developed the way the Steelers thought they would.

Here’s his NFL.com pre-2019 draft scout report:

An uphill bump-and-run cornerback of rare size and length that relies on great movement skills to overcome average long speed. He plays with great route awareness but allows separation from breaks but quickly hugs and closes the throwing window limit he’s not a burner but his size his ball his skill to play football under the field. Rain’s traits allow him to fit into a wide variety of coverage, but he needs a consistent toughness to help support Ran.

Perhaps defensive coordinator Wink Martindale and defensive back coach Jerome Henderson can unleash talent the Steelers haven’t been able to reach.

safety (4)

starter: Xavier McKinney, Julian Love
backup: Dane Belton, Jason Pinnock
practice game: Trenton Thompson, Nate Meaders

Apparently, Shane reads The Big Blue View. Our Nick Farrat recommended Pinnock insisted on staying away from the New York Jets, but the Giants did.

A note about Tony Jefferson. There have been reports that he is joining the Giants, and that may be true. Jefferson tweeted this Wednesday night:

However, as of this writing, nothing has officially happened. Jefferson is not yet listed on his 53-man roster or practice squad on the team’s website.

special team (3)

Place kicker: Graham Gano
punter: Jamie Gillan
sea ​​bream: Casey Kreiter

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