#4 – Josh Mauro
Imagine getting hired for a new job in a new location but are unable to do any work for the first four weeks? Not the ideal situation, but the New York Giants knew what they were getting when they signed defensive lineman Josh Mauro this offseason.
The former Arizona Cardinal was suspended for the first four games in 2018 after violating the NFL’s policy for performance-enhancing drugs.
Luckily, the G-Men had prior knowledge of the suspension and signed Mauro to a dirt-cheap, one-year deal worth $880,000.
Giants brass does not have to pay him his base salary either for the first four games. With virtually no guaranteed money, the Giants can cut Mauro at any point in 2018 free of charge (Slick dealing Mr. Kevin Abrams).
The addition of rookies B.J. Hill and R.J. McIntosh behind space-eaters Damon Harrison and Dalvin Tomlinson adds plenty of depth and competition on the depth chart.
If Mauro, who is allowed to participate in training camp and can’t make a summer splash, he could plummet down the roster quickly. Is it possible that he works himself off the roster completely?