New York Giants: Cuts
- Bennett Jackson
- Kelcy Quarles
- John Conner
- Dan Fox
- Israel Idonije
- Kellen Davis
- Curtis Painter
- Jordan Stanton
- Kendall Gaskins
- Thomas Gordon
- Chandler Fenner
- Julian Talley
- Michael Cox
- Rogers Gaines
- Mark Asper
- Terrell Manning
- Jamaal Johnson-Webb
New York Giants: Moves
Our Lead Writer James Pennisi (@ ) 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.
Blessed and thankful for another year as a New York Giant! Thank you to all the amazing fans that stood by me through this journey — Henry Hynoski (@HenryHynoski) August 30, 2014
“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”
— Terrell Manning (@Certified_35) August 30, 2014
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.
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.