The NY Giants’ brass needs to make several decisions at key positions before training camp starts and as camp takes shape and they determine the 55*-man roster.
It finally seems as if football is inching closer to its dramatic, much-anticipated return. The NY Giants and all teams around the league are beginning to test their players for COVID-19, and with that, the beginning of the in-person NFL offseason will take place after a long stay away from team headquarters.
Luckily for the NY Giants, they have a distinct advantage when it comes to having their home stadium so close to their practice facilities as the team will be able to properly socially distance all of its players and personnel due to the vast size of Metlife Stadium and the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.
Although a super-abbreviated training camp and zero preseason games will hamper the NY Giants’ brass from effectively trimming down their roster down to the best 55 possible, the team needs to pull out all the stops to make it happen.
The G-Men also appear to have lucked out in terms of players opting-out, as only Nate Solder has officially opted out of the 2020 NY Giants season, a trend that’s expected to continue as the Giants’ roster is very young so the players have much to prove.
Big Blue is entering a critical first season with rookie head coach Joe Judge and he will have several hard decisions to make the team’s final roster come September.
**The new CBA is confusing – to say the least – when it comes to explaining the new ’55-man roster rule, as teams will initially have to cut down to 53 only to be able to expand to 55 on gameday, so we’ve chosen to go with the 55 players most likely to be on that Week 1 active gameday roster.
With that, let’s take a crack at projecting who’s in and who’s out for my first 55-man roster projection of the summer.