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NFL Roster Cuts 2017: Giants Waive Tight End Will Tye

Last year’s starter won’t be part of this year’s roster

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Tight end Will Tye, a victim of much-improved depth at the position, has been waived by the New York Giants.

Tye, 25, originally made the team in 2015 as an undrafted free agent out of Stony Brook. He caught 42 passes as a rookie and 48 last season.

The Giants, though, drafted Evan Engram in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft and signed veteran blocking tight end Rhett Ellison. The Giants also have Jerell Adams, a 2016 sixth-round draft choice.

It would be a surprise if Tye goes unclaimed during the waiver period, which ends Sunday at noon ET.

The Giants have already made several interesting decisions. Geno Smith will be the backup quarterback. Aldrick Rosas has won the placekicking job. Popular undrafted free agent wide receiver Travis Rudulph has been waived.

Follow our constantly updated tracker for the remaining cuts. Also, keep coming back for analysis of the moves.