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Giants’ roster move: CB Sam Beal waived

Supplemental pick used on Beal turned out to be a gamble that did not pay off

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The New York Giants on Tuesday waived cornerback Sam Beal, ending a disappointing tenure with the Giants for the former Round 3 Supplemental Draft selection.

The Giants used a Supplemental Draft selection on Beal in 2018. He missed all of his rookie season with a shoulder injury. In 2019, Beal spent half the season on injured reserve with leg injuries. He ended up playing in six games, starting three.

In 2020, Beal was a COVID-19 opt out. This season, he somewhat surprisingly made the 53-man roster. He has, though, only appeared in three games. He played only two defensive snaps and eight special teams snaps in those games, making one tackle.

A corresponding roster move was not announced. The Giants are on a bye week and have plenty of time to fill that roster spot.

Left tackle Andrew Thomas is eligible to come off injured reserve. The Giants could also add edge Trent Harris or linebacker Benardrick McKinney to the 53-man roster. Defensive backs on the practice squad are Steven Parker, Ka’Dar Hollman and Jarren Williams. One of them would have to be considered a possibility.