We know the New York Giants lost to the New York Jets on Saturday, 28-18. That isn't really the important thing, though. The important thing is how the game impacted the eventual construction of the 53-man roster. Let's look at the snap counts from Saturday's game, and see if we can learn anything about what the Giants be thinking as cuts loom in a few days.
-- The starting offense played 38 snaps, as did quarterback Eli Manning. Getting those 38 snaps were Ereck Flowers, Justin Pugh, Dallas Reynolds and Marshall Newhouse. Good (yes, good) to see Newhouse playing after Wednesday's injury scare. Splitting time at right guard, John Jerry got 37 snaps and Geoff Schwartz 36. It is going to be interesting to see which player ultimately ends up starting at that spot.
-- Odell Beckham played 36 snaps. Snaps for other receivers were as follows:
Preston Parker 31, Dwayne Harris and Geremy Davis 28, Rueben Randle 25, Corey Washington 24, James Jones 21. Good sign that Randle played a significant amount.
-- Among tight ends, Adrien Robinson played 28 snaps, Jerome Cunningham 21, Larry Donnell 19 and Daniel Fells 10.
-- Cornerbacks Trevin Wade and Jayron Hosley each played a team-high 33 snaps. Prince Amukamara, in his first action since injuring his groin, played 32.
-- Uani Unga, getting a long look from the Giants, played 31 snaps.
-- Among the safeties, Jeromy Miles played played 27 snaps, Brandon Meriweather and Landon Collins 25, and Cooper Taylor played 19.
Two players who should be really concerned about Tuesday's roster cuts from 90 to 75 players are wide receiver Derrick Johnson and offensive lineman Michael Bamiro. Each played just one snap Saturday.