NY Giants: 3 waiver wire targets who could give roster a boost

Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Andre Smith (Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports)
Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Andre Smith (Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports) /
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The NY Giants have continued to look for players who can improve the bottom of the roster, and the NFL waiver wire presents another opportunity 

General manager Dave Gettleman and head coach Joe Judge seem steadfastly committed to bolstering the bottom of the NY Giants roster, and the NFL’s waiver wire could present some opportunities to add players capable of contributing.

“Every day we’re looking,” Gettleman said last week. “My gut tells me that there’ll be more movement of those types of players that you feel good about after the second preseason game and maybe even after the cut.”

Those cuts have been made, and there are some players currently available who could bring some veteran stability to the offensive line, and quality depth at other positions of need for the Giants.

Here are four players GM Dave Gettleman can target on the waiver wire to give the NY Giants roster a boost:

OT – Andre Smith

Finding stability at offensive tackle, and quality veteran depth in addition to Nate Solder, continues to be a pressing need for the NY Giants.

Smith, 34, was released by the Baltimore Ravens this week, after opting out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns.

During the 2019 season, Smith only allowed three sacks and 15 total pressures in 254 total snaps, while making five starts for the Cincinnati Bengals. It remains to be seen how much Smith has left, but if Judge and the coaching staff are looking to churn the bottom of the roster looking for the best possible players at positions of need, there’s little to lose by kicking the tires on Smith for this week’s joint practices with the New England Patriots.