We published this a few weeks back, and now with “final” cuts coming this weekend. I thought it a good time to re-visit the list.
TE Martellus Bennett — Signed four-year, $20 million deal with Chicago. Martellus is the starting TE for the Chicago Bears
S Kenny Phillips — Phillips has been released by the Eagles and remains a free agent. Many thought the Giants would jump to re-sign Kenny once Stevie Brown went down, but Kenny is not the same player he was at the U.
DT Chris Canty — After being released, landed with Ravens. Listed as Starting DE on the Ravens re-built defense. After having a tackle and a sack in game one of the Pre-Season, Chris has recorded nothing in starting the next two games.
LB Chase Blackburn — Agreed to two-year deal with Carolina after Dan Connor signed with the Giants. Currently listed behind Luke Kuechly on the depth chart at MLB. After watching Kuechly play last week, Chase will be a backup for the year, and might even start his coaching career early.
DE Osi Umenyiora — Osi now spreading his wings as a Dirty Bird in Atlanta. Osi has 2 tackles and no sacks in the pre-season.
WR Domenik Hixon — Another Giant heads to Carolina to join Dave Gettleman. Currently listed as the backup to Brandon LaFell opposite Steve Smith. Tedd Ginn is also listed there, but his special teams ability is why the Panthers have him. Domenik has no catches in three games.
K Lawrence Tynes — Giants signed Josh Brown. Sad story on Lawrence Tynes who is fighting MRSA, a serious staph infection. Now the team and his family are at odds as to the kickers health. Not a good situation.
DT Rocky Bernard — Still a free agent.
TE Travis Beckum — Still a Free Agent
T Sean Locklear — Still a Free Agent
CB Justin Tryon – Still a Free Agent
CB Brian Witherspoon — Has to come back from another ACL tear. Still a Free Agent.
So, I quoted some pre-season stats which are usually meaningless especially in the case of guys like Osi and Chris Canty, but I wanted to give you a factual assessment of their progress. We will update this list with in season stats on a regular basis.