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Tracking NFL roster cuts 2016: Teams must reach 75-man limit Tuesday

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Several ex-Giants among players on the move.

Zach Mettenberger has been cut by San Diego.
Zach Mettenberger has been cut by San Diego.
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NFL teams must trim their rosters from 90 players to 75 by 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday. We tracked and discussed many of the roster moves that have already been made on Monday. Let's see if any big-name players, or ones who might be useful to the New York Giants, become available today.

To track all of the cuts, use the SB Nation roster cuts tracker.

Several ex-Giants are among the players who have already been released. Wide receivers Rueben Randle (Philadelphia Eagles) and James Jones (San Diego Chargers were let go. The Detroit Lions released offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz. Meanwhile, veteran defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins signed with the Washington Redskins.

The Giants trimmed four players from their roster on Monday. They waived/injured fullback Nikita Whitlock and tight end Matt LaCosse, and cut wide receiver Myles White and long-snapper Tyler Ott. That leaves the roster at 86 players, so 11 players must be dropped on Tuesday.

Teams have to trim their rosters to the regular-season limit of 53 players by 4 p.m. ET on Saturday. It's likely that more recognizable names will be let go in that round of cuts than will be turned loose on Tuesday.

Still, keep it here as we track what happens around the league on Tuesday.

(UPDATE 9:50 a.m. ET)

The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived former Indianapolis Colts first-round pick Bjoern Werner.

(UPDATE 12:06 p.m.)

(UPDATE 12:08 p.m.)

This one might get the attention of the Giants. They put in a waiver claim on Mettenberger when he was originally released in the offseason by the Tennessee Titans, and they seem to have been searching for a third quarterback. Maybe they try to grab Mettenberger again.