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New York Giants host large group for Tuesday workout

The Giants currently have a practice squad opening.

Ben Edwards (6) during Giants mini-camp
Ben Edwards (6) during Giants mini-camp
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With the team on a bye week, the New York appear to have hosted a large and interesting group of players this week for their regular Tuesday free agent workout.

Perhaps the most recognizable name on the list is running back Robert Turbin. The 25-year-old spent three years as a caddy for Marshawn Lynch with the Seattle Seahawks. He was cut this year and joined the Browns, but was waived a little more than a week ago after playing in just three games and getting 18 carries for 60 yards(3.3 yards per carry). Turbin has 245 carries for 988 yards (4.0 per carry) and 45 receptions in his career.

Turbin, though, is reportedly joining the Dallas Cowboys.

Another interesting name on this list Ben Edwards, a wide receiver who was with the Giants in the spring but was waived/injured due to a hamstring injury.

Linebacker Mike Mohamed has 26 games of NFL experience with the Denver Broncos, Houston Texans and New Orleans Saints.

The Giants have an opening on their practice squad after Tuesday's flurry of moves that saw Victor Cruz land on IR, Hakeem Nicks get signed, linebacker James Morris get waived and wide receiver Julian Talley get dropped from the practice squad.

While the Giants were able to bring home a veteran player like Nicks who may be able to help them during their final six-game stretch there aren't many players on the market at this point who can be expected to provide much, if any, help for teams the rest of the way.

Some of the practice squad juggling the rest of the way will be about finding players with upside who may be able to compete for roster spots in 2016. There are two examples on the current Giants roster, Nikita Whitlock and Uani 'Unga. Both players were signed to the team's practice squad in mid-December last season, then given reserve/futures contracts.