Domenik Hixon opens the season as the No. 3 wide receiver. Will he also handle at least some of the punt return duties? (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
I know some of you will go nuts seeing Jernigan on the second team and Randle on third. Reality is, Jernigan is the backup slot receiver to Cruz and that is why he is listed on the second team. Randle and Barden are, for now, behind Hixon. They will all get opportunities.
Don't be misled by this one. Whatever the depth chart says, Beatty seems really unlikely for anything resembling full-time duty on Wednesday. You will see a lot of Locklear at left tackle.
Wake up, Mitch! You are lucky to be part of the team, as you just found out over the past few days.
Personally, I was glad to see Cordle make the 53-man roster. It gives the Giants a natural center if Baas goes down.
First Team: Chris Snee
Second Team: Petrus
Bennett is really the starter, and the key guy at this position. I have no real idea why Pascoe is still listed as No. 1, unless it's just a little added motivation for Bennett.
What will be interesting here is to see how the Giants handle third down. Do they just leave Bradshaw on the field, or will Brown or Scott step into the role that used to belong to D.J. Ware?
First Team: Henry Hynoski
It continues to amuse me that the Giants will pander to Umenyiora enough to list him as a starter. Everyone knows Pierre-Paul is the starter, and the best player on the defense.
This is a little bit of semantics. Rivers is the primary backup for both Boley and Kiwanuka. If Boley can't go full-time on Wednesday night Rivers is the guy who has started in his spot in preseason and will take over on that side.
Again, don't go nuts about this listing. If Hosley is ready to play on Wednesday he will be the slot corner. This is the base defense, and Hosley is listed third because he has been working inside, not outside.
We already know Amukamara will not play against Dallas and Coe will start.
First Team: Jernigan
Second Team: Scott
This is how last season ended, and how this season begins. Wilson may also figure into this mix at some point, depending on how many snaps he gets on offense.
First Team: Jernigan
Second Team: Hixon, Cruz
Third Team: Hosley, Randle
Don't put any stock in this one. Jernigan is listed as the top guy, but it could be anybody -- except Cruz. I don't know why he is listed, since he hasn't been practicing catching punts and there is no way the Giants expose him to that.