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New York Giants roster cuts tracker: Rumors, news, updates, trades and more

Who will stay and who will go?

NFL: NOV 10 Giants at Jets
Grant Haley making a tackle in 2019.
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By 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, your New York Giants and the other 31 NFL teams will have set their initial 53-man rosters. Not their final ones, of course, since waiver claims and free agent pickups will change things, but initial rosters.

That means some dreams will be realized on Saturday. Others will die. There will, as always, be some head-scratching moves that surprise all of us.

The Giants have tough decisions to make in several spots, including:

Wide receiver — Who are the backups? The Giants appear to have roughly five defendable choices for what look like two spots.

Cornerback and safety — I lumped them in together because it’s really a secondary, and guys like Julian Love and Logan Ryan will fill a multitude of roles. The last few spots here are unpredictable.

Backup offensive linemen — Again, unpredictable. The arguments begin after five starters, plus rookies Matt Peart and Shane Lemieux. Eight linemen or nine? Is recently-signed Jon Halapio a lock? Could Tyler Haycraft make the 53? Is there a backup tackle other than Peart worthy of a spot?

Stay right here with Big Blue View as we keep you updated throughout the day.

The Giants got things started on Friday by placing wide receiver David Sills V on IR and officially signing cornerback Logan Ryan.


Roster cuts tracker

At the 4 p.m. ET deadline, only 11 of the 27 cuts the Giants needed to make — 28 if you count running back Sandro Platzgummer (International exemption) — are know. Below, the reported cuts:

CB Dravon Askew-Henry [Vacchiano]
OT Eric Smith released [Duggan]

No surprises in the first two cuts reported on Saturday. Askew-Henry a former XFL player. Smith struggled in a handful of snaps last season.

CB KeiVarae Russell [Yates]
DL Chris Slayton [Ranaan]

Slayton, a seventh-round pick a season ago, was never able to crack a deep defensive line rotation.

CB Grant Haley [Lombardo]
TE Garrett Dickerson [Lombardo]

Haley, with the Giants the last two seasons, is the biggest name released thus far.

CB Prince Smith [Duggan]
QB Alex Tanney [Duggan]
DE Niko Lalos [Duggan]
LS Carson Tinker [Duggan]
WR Austin Mack [Duggan]

Tinker was only signed a couple of days ago. Always figured he would land on the practice squad.


Below, the 80-man roster, by position, before cuts. The positions are shown the way they are listed on the team’s official website. That is why you won’t see Nick Gates listed as a center.

Giants’ 53-man roster

Player Pos HT WT Age Exp
Player Pos HT WT Age Exp
Spencer Pulley C 6-4 308 27 5
Corey Ballentine CB 6-0 191 24 2
James Bradberry CB 6-1 212 27 5
Darnay Holmes CB 5-10 195 22 R
Julian Love CB 5-11 195 22 2
Isaac Yiadom CB 6-1 190 24 3
Logan Ryan DB 5-11 195 29 2
Nate Ebner DB 6-0 215 31 9
B.J. Hill DL 6-3 311 25 3
Dexter Lawrence DL 6-4 342 22 2
RJ McIntosh DL 6-4 283 24 3
Dalvin Tomlinson DL 6-3 318 26 4
Leonard Williams DL 6-5 302 26 6
Nick Gates G 6-5 307 24 3
Will Hernandez G 6-2 327 25 3
Chad Slade G 6-5 315 28 3
Kevin Zeitler G 6-4 315 30 9
Blake Martinez ILB 6-2 237 26 5
Graham Gano K 6-2 202 33 11
Cam Brown LB 6-5 233 22 R
TJ Brunson LB 6-1 230 22 R
Carter Coughlin LB 6-3 236 23 R
Tae Crowder LB 6-3 235 23 R
Devante Downs LB 6-2 252 24 3
Kyler Fackrell LB 6-5 245 28 5
Casey Kreiter LS 6-1 250 30 5
Austin Johnson NT 6-4 314 26 5
Shane Lemieux OL 6-4 310 23 R
Lorenzo Carter OLB 6-5 255 24 3
Markus Golden OLB 6-3 260 29 6
David Mayo OLB 6-2 240 27 6
Oshane Ximines OLB 6-4 254 23 2
Cameron Fleming OT 6-5 320 28 7
Matt Peart OT 6-7 318 23 R
Andrew Thomas OT 6-5 315 21 R
Riley Dixon P 6-4 221 27 5
Daniel Jones QB 6-5 221 23 2
Colt McCoy QB 6-1 212 34 11
Saquon Barkley RB 5-11 233 23 3
Wayne Gallman RB 6-0 210 25 4
Dion Lewis RB 5-8 195 29 9
Elijhaa Penny RB 6-2 234 27 4
Sean Chandler S 5-11 202 24 3
Xavier McKinney S 6-0 201 22 R
Jabrill Peppers S 5-11 215 24 4
Evan Engram TE 6-3 240 26 4
Kaden Smith TE 6-5 249 23 2
Levine Toilolo TE 6-8 268 29 8
C.J. Board WR 6-1 181 26 2
Corey Coleman WR 5-11 185 26 5
Sterling Shepard WR 5-10 201 27 5
Darius Slayton WR 6-1 190 23 2
Golden Tate WR 5-10 197 32 11

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