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Giants’ roster moves: Austin Droogsma cut

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A good story has apparently come to an end in New York Giants training camp. The Giants have cut guard Austin Droogsma and replaced him on the 90-man roster with offensive lineman Malcolm Bunche.

Droogsma, of course, was always the longest of long shots to make the team.

A shot putter at Florida State who had not played football since high school, the Giants — to Droogsma’s massive surprise — invited him to rookie mini-camp and then signed him to a spot on the 90-man roster.

Droogsma had been working with the third team as a left guard.

Coach Pat Shurmur admitted recently that Droogsma faced a “big challenge” in catching up after being away from football for so long.

Apparently, the challenge was too big.

Bunche, a 6-foot-6, 310-pound offensive tackle, has been with the Philadelphia Eagles, Jacksonville Jaguars and Giants since going undrafted in 2015. He has never played in a regular-season game. The Giants cut Bunche at the end of the 2018 preseason. Bunche has also played in the CFL and the short-lived AAF.