The New York Giants trimmed their roster from 90 players down to 53 on Saturday, and will likely continue to shuffle the roster throughout the day Sunday.
But among the players cut are some who will wind up back with the team on the practice squad. Teams like to use the practice squad as a place to stash potentially useful depth players, or players they would like to develop further.
Briefly, players only have less than nine (9) games of NFL experience and have yet to have two seasons (three games in any season) on a practice squad can be signed to the practice squad. Players must also first pass through the waiver wire before being signed to the practice squad. The waiver period ends at noon on Sunday. Teams can begin signing players to the practice squad at 1 p.m. ET.
Remember, the various tweets and reports you see throughout the day are not official. So, you may see some conflicting information. The Giants usually provide on official list at some point, likely on Monday.
Giants make eight signings official
Late Sunday afternoon the Giants made the signings of eight players to their practice squad, all of whom they released yesterday. The group includes linebacker Avery Moss, a 2017 fifth-round draft choice, and linebacker Calvin Munson, who played in 14 games with five starts last year.
The other practice squad players are wide receivers Alonzo Russell and Jawill Davis, tight end Garrett Dickerson, defensive back Grant Haley, running back Jhurell Pressley and tackle Victor Salako.
There are two spots remaining on the team’s 10-man practice squad.
Offensive tackle Victor Salako is reportedly being signed to the Giants’ practice squad.
Giants have signed eight players to their practice squad already:— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) September 2, 2018
OLB Avery Moss
LB Calvin Munson
WR Alonzo Russell
WR Jawill Davis
TE Garrett Dickerson
CB Grant Haley
OL Victor Salako
RB Jhurell Pressley
Cornerback Grant Haley will reportedly sign with the Giants’ practice squad.
CB Grant Haley is signing with the #Giants practice squad, per source. Haley was released yesterday.— Matt Lombardo (@MattLombardoNFL) September 2, 2018
It appears as though Avery Moss wasn’t claimed on waivers and will return to the Giants.
OLB Avery Moss will return to the Giants on the practice squad, per source. Last year’s fifth-round pick.— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) September 2, 2018
The Giants have reportedly added running back Jhurell Pressley to their practice squad.
Another name for #Giants practice squad: RB Jhurell Pressley, per source. That's 4 of 10 (if they all go).— Ryan Dunleavy (@rydunleavy) September 2, 2018
The Giants are reportedly adding LB Calvin Munson, as well as WR Alonzo Russell and TE/H-Back Garrett Dickerson to their practice squad
Assuming they cleared waivers and don’t choose to go elsewhere (as if their right), I’m told by source these players will be on #Giants practice squad: WR Alonzo Russell, LB Calvin Munson, TE Garrett Dickerson. #nyg #nygiants— Ryan Dunleavy (@rydunleavy) September 2, 2018
Potential practice squad players
Here are some of the players the Giants could add to their practice squad:
Travis Rudolph (WR)
Jawill Davis (WR)
Amba Etta-Tawo (WR)
Alonzo Russell (WR)
Jalen Simmons (RB)
Garrett Dickerson (H-back)
Tyrell Chavis (DT)
Grant Haley (CB)
Mike Jones (CB)
The team can also sign players with practice squad eligibility who were released by other teams.