The NY Giants roster is thin: Is there more pieces coming
The New York Giants have finalized its 53 man roster, and it’s okay if you’re still asking what happened. Saturday the Giants made some unique and even disappointing moves that may lead you to believe they aren’t done just yet.
Thin at Linebacker: Can the Giants afford to cut Jameel McClain? The hard-nosed linebacker that was signed from Baltimore in 2014 and lead the team in tackles is gone. Since Jon Beason can not under any circumstances, “stay healthy”, McClain was there.
Without McClain the Giants will depend on Devon Kennard, J.T. Thomas, Mark Herzlich and Devon Unga. Unless the Giants are afraid of McClain’s neck injury, one may ask how does Mark Herzlich make this team? This move screams of cost cutting…not talent.
J.T. Thomas, the off-season acquisition from Jacksonville had a nice pre-season and we already know what Devon Kennard can do.
Thin at Wide Receiver: Say good-bye to Julian Talley, Corey Washington, and James Jones. Once again…it’s okay to scratch your head. With Victor Cruz out and Rueben Randle hobbling around on a bad knee…why would the Giants cut James Jones. Jones had a great pre-season and could have made a difference in the Ben McAdoo offensive since they were together in Green Bay.
Outside of Beckham, there is no one to game plan for. No one is scared of Preston Parker and rookie Jeremy Davis.
Thin at Defensive Back: With Nat Berhe(IR), Chandler Fenner, Chykie Brown, Jeromy Miles, Josh Gordy(IR), Bennett Jackson(IR) all not making the active roster for one reason or another you hope Jerry Reese has a plan.
Trade: The rumor that had the New York Giants trading for Seattle Seahawks disgruntled All-Pro Safety Kam Chancellor has died down a bit since this afternoon.
Giants roster cuts: FB Hynoski, LB McClain, WR Jones, CB Chykie Brown, SJeromy Miles, LB Ashlee Palmer (released); TE Robinson, OL Adam Gettis, OTEmmett Cleary, OT Sean Donnelly, WR Julian Talley, RB Kenneth Harper, QBRicky Stanzi, DL Dominique Hamilton, DE Brad Bars, LB Cole Farrand, CBChandler Fenner, CB C.J. Conway, K Chris Boswell (waived); WR Corey Washington (waived/injured); S Nat Berhe, C Brett Jones (injured reserve).
Craig J. Santucci | Managing Editor