The NY Giants have put together their initial 53-man roster following Tuesday’s cuts, letting go of some players they might regret
The NY Giants had one of their toughest days in the NFL world Tuesday.
Few days are as emotionally draining and exhausting as final cut day, as the Giants released 27 players from the roster.
This year’s NY Giants will be made up of 25 players on offense, 26 on defense, and two specialists. These numbers will inevitably change as the Giants shuffle the roster with waiver claims and possible additional free agent signings or perhaps swing another trade. This team will look much different today than it will in 12 days to face Denver.
There were many surprises and a few snubs to not make the roster. It’s always a numbers crunch at the bottom of every NFL roster and a few guys will inevitably miss out. The NY Giants have now gotten through what felt like the longest month ever that was August.
Here’s a look at some snubs & surprises on the NY Gaints roster:
Corey Clement Getting Cut and Two Fullbacks on the Team is a Surprise.
It wasn’t fully shocking to see Corey Clement not make the NY Giants’ roster. Clement fumbled Week 1 in the preseason and even worse, it happened at the goal line. This didn’t help erase Clement’s concerning touch-to-fumble ratio throughout his career.
Clement saw fewer snaps than Gary Brightwell in the last preseason game. The writing on the wall was even more clear when Brightwell came in ahead of the veteran ‘back. Clement is a good, versatile all-around running back who could find work elsewhere.
In other backfield news, the Giants shocked many by taking two fullbacks.
It remains to be seen if Cullen Gillaspia stays on the roster but for now, he is. Eli Penny will be the primary fullback and should handle some No. 3 running back duties. He ran fast and hard this preseason and showed a knack for picking up yards. Nonetheless, the Giants need to figure out how to appropriately handle a two-fullback roster situation that seems unnecessary.