The New York Giants trimmed their roster to 75 players on Tuesday. Let’s see what the unofficial depth chart looks like as the Giants head into their final preseason game. It might give us some hints how the final 53-man roster will shake out.
Zach Mettenberger, whom the Giants tried to claim on waivers during the offseason, is again on the waiver wire. It will be interesting to see if the Giants try again.
Orleans Darkwa, Paul Perkins, Bobby Rainey
Darkwa still looks like the fifth running back. If the Giants keep four, he’s probably out. If they value his special teams work enough, maybe they figure out a way to keep five.
Odell Beckham, Sterling Shepard
Victor Cruz, Dwayne Harris, Geremy Davis
Tavarres King, Roger Lewis, Darius Powe, Anthony Dable
Easy to see the competition for the final spot here. At this point, King and Lewis would appear to be competing for the sixth spot.
I’m not sure if Donnell is really the starter, but that’s how the Giants have it listed so that’s what I will go with. I still believe Tye will play more than Donnell, but the really important guy here might be Will Johnson.
LT Ereck Flowers, LG Justin Pugh, C Weston Richburg, RG John Jerry, RT Marshall Newhouse/Will Beatty
Bobby Hart, Adam Gettis, Emmett Cleary, Ryan Seymour, Dillon Farrell, Jake Rodgers, Brett Jones
Hart figures to be the seventh lineman, and with the addition of Beatty my guess is he works primarily inside at guard from here on out. Whether the Giants keep eight linemen or nine I’m not sure. I also have no clue at this point which guys they really prefer.
Olivier Vernon, Jason Pierre-Paul
Kerry Wynn, Owamagbe Odighizuwa
Romeo Okwara, Stansley Maponga
I will be really surprised at this point if Okwara doesn’t make the 53-man roster.
Damon Harrison, Johnathan Hankins
Montori Hughes, Jay Bromley
Jermelle Cudjo, Louis Nix III
Who is the fourth tackle beyond Harrison, Hankins and Bromley? Your guess is as good as mine. It might even be a guy who isn’t on the roster yet.
Janoris Jenkins, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
Eli Apple, Trevin Wade, Leon Hall
Donte Deayon, Leon McFadden, Michael Hunter
On the unofficial depth chart the Giants have made available they don’t use a slot corner. Thus, I’m not using it here. I would still like to find a way to get Deayon onto the roster, but my guess is he is headed to the practice squad.
Jonathan Casillas, Devon Kennard
J.T. Thomas III, Keenan Robinson, Mark Herzlich
Ishaq Williams, Brad Bars
The Giants have more veteran linebackers than they can use. Who goes? Thomas? Herzlich? Robinson? We’ll see in a couple of days.
Jasper Brinkley/Kelvin Sheppard
My guess right now is that Brinkley wins this job. The Giants are really only using the middle linebacker on running downs, and Brinkley is a slightly better run defender. Is there room on the roster for whichever guy loses this competition?
Landon Collins, Darian Thompson
Nat Berhe, Mykkele Thompson
Andrew Adams, Justin Currie
Adams and Currie have both made pretty strong bids for spots. Can the Giants find room for one of them?