As one of the youngest teams in the league the NY Giants had many intriguing positional battles; here are the five most surprising roster cuts.
NY Giants rookie head coach Joe Judge has made major shockwaves during his first training camp and offseason with his new squad, and since the beginning, he has fostered an intense, competitive environment where just about every player was going to have to earn their spot.
This, combined with how young the team is, an entirely new coaching staff, and how much roster turnover there has made Judge’s job an unenviable one when he and his staff had to cut down the roster from 80 to 53 on Saturday at 4 PM.
Luckily, the NFL and NFLPA agreed long ago to expand practice squads from 10 to 16 (including 6 new spots for veterans), so the team will really only have to part ways with 27 players to start with hopes of keeping many of them should they not be claimed off of waivers by another team.
The NY Giants also figure to be very active in the waiver wire period as the team still has a major hole or two to fill at cornerback, possibly for a big-bodied wideout now that David Sills V went down with a season-ending injury and a few other spots.
Dave Gettleman has always been aggressive during this period and you can expect him to be even more aggressive this season due to the fact that he and the coaching staff weren’t able to properly evaluate many of their young players due to no preseason action.
Here are the five most surprising roster cuts made by the NY Giants are they got down to 53 players on Saturday afternoon.