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Giants' roster moves: Safety Cooper Taylor waived

Taylor was a fifth-round pick in 2013.

Cooper Taylor (30) during a 2013 game
Cooper Taylor (30) during a 2013 game
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The New York Giants Tuesday waived reserve safety Cooper Taylor. A 2013 fifth-round draft pick, Taylor barely played in his two-plus seasons with the Giants.

Taylor played in three games this season, recording only one special teams assist. He spent 2014 on injured reserve with a foot injury. He played in 10 games, mostly on special teams, as a rookie.

The Giants did not announce a corresponding roster move, thus they currently have one open spot.

Taylor had an opportunity to win a starting safety job during the preseason, but wound up on the bench behind Landon Collins, Brandon Meriweather and Craig Dahl. The Giants always like his athleticism, but it never translated into production on the field.

The Giants now have just three safeties and two tight ends on their 53-man roster.

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