3 NY Giants veterans who look unlikely to make the 53-man roster
Coming soon, the NY Giants are going to have to make a flurry of cuts to get the roster down to 53. Trust us when we say that we don’t envy general manager Joe Schoen, as he’s going to be working overtime to finalize things. Fans have seen plenty of players raise their stock of late, while others have seen things drop.
Leading up to the final roster being set, it’s clear that some surprise decisions will be on the way from Schoen and Co. With this, some veterans are going to receive some disappointing news. In this piece, we take a look at three guys in particular who Schoen should part ways with.
3. TE Jordan Akins
When the G-Men decided to bring in Jordan Akins on a one-year deal, the hope was that the former Houston Texan would be able to bring plenty of experience to the young TE group. People were ready to see Akins push for a spot all summer, with some strong performances in the preseason being needed.
However, things just haven’t gone according to plan for Akins and he’s 100 percent buried on the depth chart right now. As things stand, fourth-round pick Daniel Bellinger feels like the lock to be the starting tight end for the Giants come Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans. There’s going to be some ups and downs with Bellinger – which we saw with his drop against the Bengals which resulted in a Daniel Jones interception – but the potential is there.
Behind Bellinger, there isn’t a ton of depth, especially with Ricky Seals-Jones being placed on the Injured Reserve. However, Akins hasn’t done anything to convince us that he’s worthy of a spot on the roster. It’d be a mistake to keep him around.