Who’s on the NY Giants’ final roster bubble?
Dave Gettleman and Coach Judge will have several tough decisions to make for the team’s final roster. There are many returners from last year that were signed from a different staff or were “Gettleman Guys”, there are newcomers who arrived from the same team as newly-appointed coaches, and many rookies and free agents are looking to stick around.
There are position and roster spot battles in several key areas. It will also be interesting to see where the NY Giants go heavy on some position units and where they go light on others.
This will help further clue what the Giants may want to run as a team on both sides of the ball.
Things such as four tight ends for “12” personnel, nine linemen to be overprepared, taking an extra d-lineman or extra linebacker to be bigger or faster, and then figuring out the secondary numbers will all be interesting things to follow.
Guys like Austin Mack, Garrett Dickerson, Montre Hartage, Grant Haley, Wayne Gallman, Spencer Pulley, Corey Ballentine, and others are firmly on the roster bubble or in danger at their respective positions.
Veteran players, experience, and scheme familiarity (as we saw with the re-signing of Jon Halapio) are likely going to be big factors this year for determining the final cuts.
Many of these players will also be vying for extended practice squad spots during a year of uncertainty and they will have increased importance this season.