Aug 16, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Zurlon Tipton (37) is tackled by New York Giants defensive end Kerry Wynn (69) at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

List of New York Giants Cuts and Moves

New York Giants: Cuts

  1. Bennett Jackson
  2. Kelcy Quarles
  3. John Conner
  4. Dan Fox
  5. Israel Idonije
  6. Kellen Davis
  7. Curtis Painter
  8. Jordan Stanton
  9. Kendall Gaskins
  10. Thomas Gordon
  11. Chandler Fenner
  12. Julian Talley
  13. Michael Cox
  14. Rogers Gaines
  15. Mark Asper
  16. Terrell Manning
  17. Jamaal Johnson-Webb

New York Giants: Moves

  1. Jon Beason

Instant Reaction

Our Lead Writer James Pennisi (@bigbluebloggers  ) has been all over these recent roster cuts and moves. Now that they are coming to a close, I asked James to give me his thoughts and surprises on the New York Giants day:

Kellen Davis was the biggest surprise to me, I actually thought he out performed the other tight ends. For me, it was also disappointing to see them cut a 6th round draft pick in Bennett Jackson. Whom now, basically ends up being a waste of a pick (non-productive NFL drafting, G-Men). That said, I’m happy they went with Peyton Hillis over Kendall Gaskins and Michael Cox, but moving forward, they should definitely take a long look at the waiver wire, a lot of interesting RB names are out there right now.
After the dust settles, it’s still pretty clear to me the biggest weaknesses are the tight ends and offensive line. Like with the running back position, some interesting linemen just got cut like Eric Winston and Adam Snyder for the team to sift through and possible add because it’s needed… Lastly Giants Nation, I’m happy for Kerry Wynn, another solid UDFA find for Jerry Reese. Wynn worked his butt off and I love his size/speed combination. Overall, interesting day for the New York Fooball Giants.

Player Reaction:

Cuts are necessary

Every football year this happens, some players are on the top of the world, while some players are trying to realign their confidence.
It’s an ugly thing watching some players lose their livelihood. At the same time, it’s really something to see — watching the players that make it — realize their dreams — in real time. Cut day in the NFL must happen, it’s how NFL teams build and improve preparing for a brutal 16 game schedule.

The reality of the jobs and opportunities lost is sad, grim and painful. But the outlooks of the young men this happens to can’t be understated. Surely these young men are tore up on the inside, but they realize it’s a business and that they control their next opportunity through their own efforts.
For the players that do make it, today is a celebration. For players like Corey Washington “The Preseason TD Hero”, this is probably one of the best days of his life. Just the total antithesis of how those 17 names on the above list are feeling right now. So today, cheer with the JINTS that made it, but remember to have sympathy and well wishes for those players that didn’t make it.
Cut Day: A Necessary Evil Wrapped in Giant JOY.
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