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Giants roster move: WR Alex Bachman dropped from practice squad

Move likely being made to bring back Wr Derrick Dillon

New York Giants Training Camp
Alex Bachman
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In a move that likely won’t prove popular with the fan base, the New York Giants are cutting wide receiver Alex Bachman from their 16-man practice squad.

The move is likely being made to bring wide receiver Derrick Dillon back to the practice squad. Dillon, an undrafted rookie free agent, had been removed from the practice squad to go home and spend time with his newborn child.

Dillon is listed officially as having worked out with the Giants on Tuesday. No official notification of his addition to the practice squad.

Bachman was on the Giants’ practice squad a year ago, and was a standout during training camp. Perhaps the writing was on the wall for the 6-foot, 190-pound 24-year-old when he was not elevated from the practice squad to replace Golden Tate, who ended up inactive due to a hamstring injury.

Sounds even more like Dillon is the move.

Dillon, 24, had a fairly quiet training camp. Still, he has reportedly posted a 4.28 40-yard dash and the Giants likely believe he has more long-term upside than Bachman.

This is yet another example of how a coaching staff will look beyond training camp flash plays when constructing a roster.

Let’s hope Bachman finds an opportunity somewhere else.

In other moves, offensive lineman Chad Slade and safety Sean Chandler have been returned to the practice squad.