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Giants roster updates and practice squad tracker

Keep it here as we find out how the Giants adjust their 53-man roster

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The New York Giants established a 53-man roster on Saturday. That, though, is almost certainly not the 53-man group that will travel to Arlington. Tx. to open the 2019 regular season against the Dallas Cowboys.

The deadline for claiming players cut Saturday who are subject to waivers — those with less than four years of NFL experience — is noon on Sunday. Veterans with more than four years experience are unrestricted free agents who can negotiate with any team.

Need a refresher on practice squad rules? We’ve got you covered. We also have a guess on which players the Giants might add to their practice squad.

The Giants, incidentally, are No. 6 in waiver priority. That is based on the 2019 NFL Draft order and does not reset until after Week 3 of the regular season.

Here is the current 53-man roster and some thoughts on what the Giants did Saturday.

Cuts, Waiver Claims, Trades, Practice Squad Updates

  • Former Giants find homes:
  • Giants roster move: LB B.J. Goodson waived, per reports
  • Multiple reports indicate the Giants are signing wide receiver David Sills to their practice squad. Sills, signed as an undrafted free agent by the Buffalo Bills, was cut by Buffalo on Saturday. Sills is 6-foot-3, 211 pounds.
  • Giants place Sam Beal on IR as roster moves continue
  • Per Dan Duggan, tight end C.J. Conrad cleared waivers and will sign with the Giants practice squad. I’m actually surprised Conrad didn’t get picked up by anyone.
  • Per Tom Rock, OLB Jake Carlock is signing to the Giants practice squad.
  • Per Dan Duggan, the Giants are cutting Brian Mihalik to make room for offensive tackle Eric Smith.
  • Multiple reports are indicating that wide receiver Alonzo Russell is being dropped from the Giants’ 53-man roster to make room for Cody Core.
  • Per Matt Lombardo, the Giants are signing cornerback Corn Elder to their practice squad. Elder is the first known player not with the Giants in training camp to be added to the practice squad. He was a 2017 fifth-round pick by the Carolina Panthers. Yes, that is when Dave Gettleman was still GM in Carolina. Elder was on IR in 2017 and played in 13 games last season.
  • Linebacker Josiah Tauaefa is joining the practice squad, per Dan Duggan.
  • Former Giants backup quarterback Kyle Lauletta is joining the practice squad of the Philadelphia Eagles, per Lauletta’s agent.
  • Giants claimed offensive tackle Eric Smith off waivers from the New York Jets.
  • These players went unclaimed:

Giants Practice Squad Members

Per published reports:

DL Freedom Akinmoladun
WR Reggie White Jr.
C/G Evan Brown
LB Josiah Tauaefa
OLB Jake Carlock
TE C.J. Conrad
RB Jon Hilliman
DL Chris Slayton
CB Corn Elder
WR David Sills

As of now, two practice squad spots remain.