NFL teams had until noon Sunday to place waiver claims on eligible players who were cut by their teams on Saturday. The New York Giants have the No. 2 priority on the waiver list, behind only the Cleveland Browns. GM Dave Gettleman had promised that the Giants would work the waiver wire to try and improve. Apparently, he meant what he said.
Per Albert Breer, the Giants were VERY busy, claiming six players.
Giants' 6 waiver claims (I read it wrong as 7 the first time): WR Kaelin Clay, DE Mario Edwards, DB Antonio Hamilton, DB Michael Jordan, DB Kamrin Moore, C Spencer Pulley. Guess Gettleman wasn't wild about Reese's roster.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) September 2, 2018
The Giants made the moves official late Sunday afternoon. To make room for the six new players, the Giants waived quarterback Davis Webb [full story], wide receiver/kick returner Hunter Sharp, defensive tackle Josh Banks and tight end Jerell Adams.
Here is what we know about the six new Giants.
DE Mario Edwards
Mario Edwards was a 2015 second-round pick by the Raiders. He played in 30 games with 24 starts over four seasons, accumulating 5.5 sacks and 53 tackles. Edwards is 6-foot-3, 280 pounds.
WR/KR Kaelin Clay
A sixth-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2015, the 5-10, 195-pound Clay has played in regular-season games for the Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills and Carolina Panthers. He has only 6 career receptions.
Clay is primarily a return man. He has averaged 9.4 yards on 42 career punt returns, and 23.2 yards on 17 kickoff returns.
DB Antonio Hamilton
A 6-foot, 190-pound cornerback who played in 12 games the past two seasons for the Oakland Raiders. He initially made the Oakland roster an an undrafted free agent after playing at South Carolina State.
CB Michael Jordan
A 6-foot-1, 200-pound cornerback, he played in five games for the Rams in 2016 and 15 games for the Cleveland Browns last season. He has made a total of three NFL starts.
DB Kamrin Moore
A 5-11, 200-pound rookie, Moore was a sixth-round pick by the New Orleans Saints.
C Spencer Pulley
This is likely bad news for either veteran John Greco or rookie Evan Brown. Pulley, 25, started all 16 games for the Los Angeles Chargers a season ago. As a rookie, Pulley split time between center and both guard spots. Perhaps he will eventually challenge Jon Halapio for the starting role.
The current 53-man roster
QB (3): Kyle Lauletta (R), Eli Manning, Alex Tanney
RB (4+1): RB (4+1): Saquon Barkley (R), Wayne Gallman, Robert Martin (R), Jonathan Stewart, Shane Smith (FB)
WR: (5): Odell Beckham, Jr., Kailin Clay, Cody Latimer, Russell Shepard, Sterling Shepard
TE (3): Rhett Ellison, Evan Engram, Scott Simonson
C/G (6): Evan Brown (R), John Greco, Jon Halapio, Will Hernandez (R), Patrick Omameh, Spencer Pulley
T (3): Ereck Flowers, Nate Solder, Chad Wheeler
DL (5): Mario Edwards Jr, Damon Harrison, B.J. Hill (R), Dalvin Tomlinson, Kerry Wynn
OLB (5): Connor Barwin, Lorenzo Carter (R), Kareem Martin, Romeo Okwara, Olivier Vernon
ILB (4): Ray-Ray Armstrong, Tae Davis (R), B.J. Goodson, Alec Ogletree
DB (11): Eli Apple, Sean Chandler (R), Landon Collins, Donte Deayon, Antonio Hamilton, Janoris Jenkins, Mike Jordan, Kamrin Moore (R), Curtis Riley, Michael Thomas, B.W. Webb
Special Teams (3)
K: Aldrick Rosas
P: Riley Dixon
S: Zak DeOssie
R = Rookie