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Giants Roster Cuts 2014: Instant analysis

Initial thoughts on the players the Giants dropped to reach the 75-man limit.

Jason Miller

The New York Giants officially announced 15 roster moves Tuesday morning to reach the league-mandated 75-player roster limit. It turned out to be a lousy morning for Giants wide receiver Marcus Harris.

After an impressive preseason that saw Harris appear to earn a spot with the team as a reserve wide receiver and key player on kick coverage teams, Harris was placed on injured reserve after suffering an injury Friday vs. the New York Jets.

The injury Harris suffered was reportedly a torn hip labrum, not a shoulder injury as originally thought. Harris will have to undergo surgery.

The other cut that may be surprising is that of cornerback Charles James. I had not expected James to make the final roster, but did not expect to see him let go in this round of cuts.

The decision to keep veteran placekicker Josh Brown instead of young Brandon McManus is not a surprise.

Some of the moves the Giants made Tuesday were likely impacted by the fact that offensive linemen James Brewer, Charles Brown and Brandon Mosley all appear unlikely to be available Thursday vs. the New England Patriots.

Teams have to trim their roster to the regular-season limit of 53 by Saturday.