It has been a tumultuous few days for the New York Giants as the roster was trimmed from 90 to 53 players, waiver claims were made, and more players cut.
And it isn’t over yet. The Giants will reportedly work out a number of players on Tuesday, many with names you will recognize.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network is reporting that the Giants will work out veteran quarterback Matt McGloin.
McGloin was released by the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday afternoon.
He was originally signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of Penn State in 2013. McGloin spent the next four years in Oakland, before signing a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. in 2017. He was released by the Eagles in September, signed with the Houston Texans later that season after Deshaun Watson’s injury. He signed with the Chiefs in March of this year, and was with them through training camp and the pre-season before being released this weekend.
Rapoport is also reporting that the Giants have a workout scheduled with former first-round wide receiver Breshad Perriman.
Former #Ravens first-round WR Breshad Perriman, who is still currently visiting with the #Jets, has two other visits set up if he doesn’t sign: The #Giants and the #Bills. All local and can happen quick.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 3, 2018
Perriman was originally drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft out of Central Florida. The 6-foot-2 Perriman has incredible athleticism, reportedly running a 4.24 40-yard dash to go with a 36 1⁄2 inch vertical leap and 10-foot, 7-inch broad jump. However, he suffered a knee injury his rookie year and has struggled with route running and catching the ball since returning from injury.
Obviously, he will not work out for the Giants if he first signs with the New York Jets.
The Giants are also reportedly working out defensive lineman Daeshon Hall, formerly of the Carolina Panthers, and WR/KR JoJo Natsun, formerly of the Jets.
In addition to McGloin, source says Giants will host DE Daeshon Hall (third-round pick by Carolina last year) and WR/returner JoJo Natson, who played in seven games last season with the Jets https://t.co/yJjQdqN3Vg— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) September 3, 2018
Hall was drafted by Dave Gettleman in the third round of the 2017 draft out of Texas A&M. He has a prototypical build for a defensive lineman with long arms and the frame to carry his weight well. He played outside linebacker, 4-3 defensive end, and the 5-technique in college. Hall missed all but one game last season after suffering a knee injury.
JoJo Natson was originally signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2017. He was waived in final cuts and was signed by the Jets soon after. As a returner, Natson had 38 yards on 16 punt returns (2.4 yards per return) and 325 yards on 16 kick returns (20.3 yards per return).
Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News is reporting the Giants will host a third potential returner, Quadree Henderson.
#Giants are also bringing in U. Pitt returnman/receiver Quadree Henderson for workout on Tuesday, per source. Henderson, a UDFA, worked out for Giants prior to draft, too, and was recently waived by #Steelers https://t.co/RZQ5dtjtFp— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) September 3, 2018
Henderson was an undrafted free agent out of Pitt, and was regarded as one of the top return specialists in the country coming out of college. He doesn’t have blazing speed, running a 4.5 40-yard dash at the combine, but has remarkable short-area quickness and plays without hesitation as a returner.
In college, Henderson averaged 26.6 yards per return (3 touchdowns) on kick-offs, with averages of 28.0 and 30.5 yards per return as a freshman and sophomore. As a punt returner as a sophomore and junior, he averaged 13.4 yards per return (15.8 and 11.6 yards per return, respectively), with another 3 touchdowns.