Who will comprise the New York Giants 10-man practice squad? The Giants began officially forming that group at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday. The Giants were awarded no waiver claims. Tight end Will Tye was the only player the team cut Saturday who was claimed. That means wide receiver Travis Rudolph and offensive lineman Adam Bisnowaty went unclaimed and could return to the team’s practice squad.
Reported Practice Squad Signings
Let’s see how these match with the predictions, shown below, that I made earlier. Reminder that they aren’t official signings until the Giants announce them.
WR Travis Rudolph (Vacchiano)
OL Jon Halapio (Halapio tweeted his own signing)
LB Curtis Grant (Ranaan)
DL Jordan Williams (Ranaan)
S Ryan Murphy (Duggan)
CB Donte Deayon (Duggan)
Practice Squad Predictions
WR Travis Rudolph — If he clears waivers, this is a no-brainer. Of course, whether or not he go unclaimed is a good question.
OL Adam Bisnowaty — The Giants did the right thing in choosing Chad Wheeler over Bisnowaty. The undrafted Wheeler was better in preseason than Bisnowaty, the sixth-round pick.
DL Jordan Williams — Many, including yours truly, had predicted Williams would earn a 53-man roster spot.
LB Curtis Grant — He wasn’t that far behind Calvin Munson, who made the 53-man roster.
OL Jon Halapio — Showed in training camp and the preseason he can play center, as well as guard.
WR Ed Eagan — Didn’t sign with the Giants until Aug. 18, so we didn’t see much. The 24-year-old is intriguing, particularly as a returner. I think the Giants would like to see more.
S Ryan Murphy — The Giants are carrying only four safeties on the roster. Insurance.
CB Donte Deayon — My guess is that someone from the triumvirate of Deayon, DaShaun Amos and Nigel Tribune lands on the practice squad. I still think there is an outside shot Deayon lands on the 53-man roster before Week 1 with Michael Hunter not yet cleared from concussion protocol.
OT Jarron Jones — The Giants converted him from defensive to offensive tackle in the spring. He’s intriguing enough that I think they would like to see if he can complete that transition.
WR Jerome Lane — Showed enough as a receiver and special teams player to warrant a further look.
Keep in mind that the Giants can also sign eligible players to the practice squad who were with other teams and cleared waivers. There are usually one or two of those to open the season. Also, practice squads are always in flux. There will be players coming and going nearly every week.
We will do our best to keep up with practice squad signings as they become known.
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