NFL teams can begin formulating their practice squads at 1 p.m. ET Sunday afternoon. That is an hour after the claiming period expires for players placed on waivers Saturday when teams trimmed their rosters to the 53-man limit.
Who will be signed to the practice squad for the New York Giants? Let’s make a few guesses as we wait to begin finding out. Remember, practice squads can have a maximum of 10 players, four of whom can have accumulated two accrued seasons. Players must clear waivers before being offered a practice squad contract. Check our practice squad primer for full details.
The Giants cut a number of young players who would be intriguing practice squad candidates as long as they are not signed to a 53-man roster by another team. Here are a few thoughts on the possibilities.
WR (2) — Darius Powe, Anthony Dable. Geremy Davis still has practice squad eligibility, but three wide receivers seems like a lot on a 10-man squad.
CB (2) — Donte Deayon, Michael Hunter
LB (1) — Ishaq Williams
S (2) — Andrew Adams, Justin Currie
DT (1) — Greg Milhouse (waived in first round of cuts)
That’s eight, assuming they don’t get picked up by other teams. Anyone else the Giants cut who you would like to see on the practice squad? Remember, once players from other teams clear waivers they can also be added — provided they have practice squad eligibility.
Waiver Wire Claims
Robert Thomas (Kratch) - An undrafted rookie defensive tackle, the 6’1”, 330 pound nose tackle was waived by the Carolina Panthers.
Stansley Maponga, DE, (Vacchiano)
Ishaq Williams, LB, (Vacchiano)
Michael Hunter, CB, (Duggan)
Donte Deayon, CB, (Stapleton)
Andrew Adams, S, (Vacchiano)
Adam Gettis (OL) (Ranaan)
Shane McDermott (OL) (Wilson)
Geremy Davis (WR) (Ranaan)
Darius Powe (WR) (Duggan)
Logan Thomas (QB) (Vacchiano)
DE Stansly Maponga (Traina)
Jake Rodgers and Emmett Cleary cleared waivers and were added to the Giants’ injured reserve list (Vacchiano)