In: Andrew Thomas, Evan Neal, Jon Felicano, Mark Glowinski, Shane Lemieux, Joshua Ezeudu, Ben Bredeson, Devery Hamilton, Jamil Douglas
Out: Max Garcia, Garrett McGhin, Will Holden, Roy Mbaeteka, Eric Smith
Four guys are solidified into starting positions: Thomas at left tackle, Felicano at center, Glowinski at right guard, and Neal at right tackle. Lemieux was expected to start the season at left guard, but he has a toe injury that Brian Daboll indicted will keep him out for a while.
Ezeudu and Bredeson were Lemieux’s top two backups, but after both have dealt with injuries throughout camp, it seems likely the starting left guard for the season opener at Tennessee will either be Hamilton or a guy added from outside the organization.
Douglas seems to be ahead of Garcia for the last offensive line spot as the backup guard and center, while Mbaeteka, who has only played three football games in his life, will develop this season on the practice squad.
In: Daniel Bellinger
Out: Chris Myriack, Austin Allen, Tanner Hudson
This is where Schoen will start to get crafty. I think Bellinger will be the only tight end on the Giants roster come Tuesday at 4 p.m., but obviously by the end of the week the Giants will add additional help from outside the organization. Dan Duggan, the Giants beat reporter for The Athletic, said that Buffalo could be an intriguing team to watch regarding tight end, as a guy like Tommy Sweeny could get cut and he would certainly help the Giants.
Bellinger has had a rocky camp, and a lot has been put onto the shoulders of a rookie fourth round pick. Hudson was just signed last week, but that was more of a stopgap signing, and Myriack is strictly a pass blocking tight end who it seems the Giants will look to upgrade from. Allen, an undrafted rookie out of Nebraska, will likely find a spot on the Giants practice squad, but could be a sleeper to make the initial roster.