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Giants 90-man roster breakdown: A place for DE Jordan Stanton?

Can Stanton crack the defensive end rotation?

Jordan Stanton (66) comes up with a strip sack during the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game.
Jordan Stanton (66) comes up with a strip sack during the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game.
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Each year in training camp the New York Giants always seem to have one or two undrafted free agent defensive ends who excite the fan base. Sometimes those defensive ends stick around and become useful players -- like Karry Wynn did last year. Sometimes they flame out -- like Adewale Ojomo a couple of years back.

A year ago, while Wynn was earning a roster spot UDFA defensive end Jordan Stanton was doing enough to earn another look from the Giants this time around. Let's look at Stanton as we continue our player-by-player profiles of the 90-man roster the Giants will bring to training camp.

2014 Season in Review

Stanton, an undrafted free agent, had a good preseason for the Giants. He had five tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles. Stanton, however, was outplayed by UDFA Kerry Wynn, who earned a spot on the 53-man roster with 14 tackles and two sacks in the preseason.

Stanton began the season on the Giants practice, was cut in mid-September, then re-signed in December. The Giants signed him to a reserve/futures contract when the 2014 season ended.

2015 Season Outlook

Even with the uncertainty surrounding Jason Pierre-Paul, Stanton would seem unlikely to have a real shot at making the 53-man roster. Not including JPP there are five defensive ends ahead of Stanton whom the Giants have time, money and draft picks invested in. He isn't going to displace any of those players. Unless there is another injury, Stanton could be headed back to the practice squad.