NY Giants cornerbacks
In: Adoree Jackson, Deonte Banks, Cor'Dale Flott, Tre Hawkins III
Out: Aaron Robinson, Amani Oruwariye, Germon Green, Alex Cook, Darren Evans, Darnay Holmes, Zyon Gilbert
Banks and Hawkins have both surpassed expectations this summer. The two rookies have taken strangleholds on the outside corner starting positions, which has enabled Wink to move Jackson into the slot.
Flott and Holmes played slot corner last fall, but are now stuck behind Jackson on the depth chart. Flott, just 21 years old, has started to take reps on the outside, but is likely still the slot corner of the future.
The Giants can save $2.7 million by cutting Holmes. That money is better used filling holes at other positions than corner No. 5. New York started cutting corners Saturday, waiving Rodarius Williams, who Tampa Bay later claimed.
NY Giants safeties
In: Xavier McKinney, Jason Pinnock, Dane Belton, Gervarrius Owens, Nick McCloud
Out: Alex Cook, Bobby McCain
New York only kept three safties in their initial roster last summer, but I am projecting five. McCloud has the versatility to play both corner and safety. That versatility will be key with only four corners on the projected roster.
McCain was projected to be the starter alongside McKinney, but has struggled this summer. Owens, Belton, and Pinnock have all leapfrogged the veteran on the depth chart.
Pinnock suffered a minor leg injury and missed practice Monday. Belton replaced him in the lineup, indicating he is safety No. 3. Owens should be safety No. 4. This summer, Cook has been a pleasant surprise and should find a spot on the practice squad.
NY Giants specialists
In: Graham Gano (K), Jamie Gillan (P), Casey Kreiter (LS)
Out: Cameron Lyons (LS)
Gano and Gillan only got a little work Friday. Kreiter vs. Lyons is the only battle in the specalist department, but it isn't much of an actual fight. Kreiter played five snaps Friday to Lyons one.