The New York Giants coaching staff will have some tough decisions to make come training camp with regard to trimming the current 90-man roster down to the 53-man limit.
The team’s roster looks a lot different from the 3-13 squad that took the field under ex-coach Ben McAdoo last season. Therefore, there are plenty of guys on the bubble for the New York Giants, and there are several players fighting for starting spots.
General manager Dave Gettleman and head coach Pat Shurmur continue to shape the team in their image. As a result, big names like veterans Brandon Marshall, Jason Pierre-Paul, Weston Richburg and Justin Pugh were not retained.
Their absence assures plenty of opportunities for others to step up and try to lift the G-Men to postseason glory once again. But the NFC East promises to be as brutal as ever.
Since the new NFL season started in March, and as of June 25, the New York Giants have officially signed 22 new players who weren’t with the team in 2017—not including their rookie class.
At least a quarter of those new faces are projected to start in the regular season barring any unfortunate injuries.
Training camp starting July 25 (July 22 for rookies) will be the first time this season the pads come out, and specific key players will have the chance to prove that they belong.