The NY Giants made a series of corresponding roster moves on Monday that included the releasing of a kicker and the signing of another defensive tackle.
Man, Dave Gettleman, we get it by now, you like your defensive tackles and lineman; but sheesh, the NY Giants now have eight defensive lineman on their roster at the moment competing for three starting spots.
I opined earlier why Gettleman had even brought in defensive tackle Daylon Mack for a visit being that position group already seemed to be the among the strongest on the team, and now, the former 2019 fifth-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens has officially signed with Big Blue.
To make room for the mammoth 340-pound defensive lineman the NY Giants quickly released kicker Chandler Catanzaro after signing Gettleman’s former kicker in Carolina Graham Gano yesterday.
Mack actually has an interesting history as he was a top-15 high school recruit nationally, although his talent never really materialized at Texas A&M which is why he fell all the way to the fifth round of the draft.
I had assumed that there was going to be an open competition for the job but it appears the NY Giants personnel team feels Gano’s injury (leg) issues have subsided and he’s ready to get back to dropping bombs.
Catanzaro must have been rather unimpressive in camp – which isn’t too surprising when looking over his recent career path – and once Big Dave got the green light on Gano’s bill of health he pounced.
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It now appears that there will be no kicker competition in NY Giants training camp this offseason after all, as the cutting of Castanzo directly after signing Gano obviously signifies how the organization felt about the two players, more specifically Gano.
Gano was the kicker in Carolina for almost a decade as he even preceded Dave Gettleman, but the organization is moving in a different direction under a new regime.
The veteran injured his leg towards the end of the 2018 season and wasn’t able to play at all in 2019, making this a bit of a risky signing.
All we can do is hope the NY Giants medical staff is on top of their job here which I’m sure they are.
Because we already know Graham Gano can boot it when healthy.