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2022 Giants roster tracker: News, rumors, cuts, trades, injuries, more

This post will be continuously updated throughout the 2022 season with Giants injury news and roster updates

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Thursday, Oct. 6: Landon Collins is back with the Giants, taking the practice squad spot of linebacker A.J. Klein, who is leaving the team to join a 53-man roster elsewhere. [FULL STORY]

Wednesday, Oct. 5: The Giants have added offensive lineman Solomon Kindley to their practice squad and announced that offensive lineman Nick Gates, who has been on PUP, will begin practicing.

Tuesday, Oct. 4: The Giants have placed cornerback Aaron Robinson on injured reserve with a knee injury. [FULL STORY]

Saturday, Oct. 1: The Giants signed linebacker Jaylon Smith to their 53-man roster. Smith had been on the practice squad. [FULL STORY]

Thursday, Sept. 29: The Giants have re-signed running back Antonio Williams, who was waived earlier this week. Williams will join the practice squad. Offensive tackle Roy Mbaeteka was released from the practice squad to make room.

Wednesday, Sept. 28: The Giants officially placed Sterling Shepard on injured reserve and added cornerback Fabian Moreau to the 53-man roster. Cornerback Olaijah Griffin and wide receiver Mykai Polk were signed to the practice squad. [FULL STORY]

Tuesday, Sept. 27: The Giants waived running back Antonio Williams from the 53-man roster and released linebacker Chuck Wiley from the practice squad. The Giants also announced that wide receiver Sterling Shepard will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL.

Tuesday, Sept. 20: The Giants have signed linebacker Jaylon Smith, who played four games for New York last season, to the practice squad. Offensive lineman K.C. McDermott was released. [FULL STORY]

Wednesday, Sept. 14: Aaron Robinson will miss time after suffering an appendicitis attack. [FULL STORY]

Sunday, Sept. 11: The Arizona Cardinals signed interior offensive lineman Max Garcia off the Giants’ practice squad. [FULL STORY]

Thursday, Sept. 8: Guard Wyatt Davis was signed off the Giants’ practice squad by the New Orleans Saints. Roy Mbaeteka took his spot on New York’s practice squad. [FULL STORY]

Wednesday, Sept. 7: Running back Sandro Platzgummer cleared waivers and has returned to the practice squad. The Giants have a practice squad exemption for Platzgummer as part of the International Pathway Program.

Tuesday, Sept. 6: The Giants signed wide receiver Marcus Johnson to the practice squad and released wide receiver C.J. Board.

Monday, Sept. 5: The Giants added two veterans cornerback Fabian Moreau and wide receiver Marcus Johnson to the practice squad. Cornerback Harrison Hand was released. Running back Sandro Platzgummer was also waived, though Platzgummer should be back as the Giants have a roster exemption for him via the International Pathway Program.

Sept. 1: Practice squad changes

In are:

OL Wyatt Davis
DE Henry Mondeaux
DB Tony Jefferson
LB Charles Wiley
WR/KR Kalil Pimpleton

Out are:

DB Darren Evans
OT Roy Mbaeteka
OT Garrett McGhin
DB Nate Meadors

The Giants also claimed offensive lineman Tyre Phillips off waivers from the Baltimore Ravens. He will be added to the 53-man roster.


The New York Giants have set their initial roster. They can begin altering that roster on Wednesday with waiver claims and free agent signings. They can also begin constructing their 16-player practice squad. [Practice squad, waiver wire rules explained]

Our tracker will keep you up to date on what happens. We will also post separate stories fully explaining the moves. So, keep it here for all the news as the Giants continue to shape the 53-man roster they will have when they open the season Sept. 11 vs. the Tennessee Titans.

Waiver claims/free agents signings

  • G Jack Anderson
  • CB Justin Layne
  • CB Nick McCloud
  • S Jason Pinnock

Players released

All four of the players below are vested veterans who immediately became free agents.

  • LB Austin Calitro
  • OL Max Garcia
  • TE Tanner Hudson
  • DL Nick Williams

Placed on IR

  • Edge Elerson Smith
  • CB Rodarius Williams
  • OL Shane Lemieux

[Complete story on Giants’ Wednesday roster moves]

Practice squad signings

  • QB Davis Webb
  • OL Will Holden
  • OL Garret McGhin
  • OL Roy Mbaeteka
  • RB Jashuan Corbin
  • WR Jaylon Moore
  • WR/RET C.J. Board
  • TE Austin Allen
  • DL Ryder Anderson
  • OLB Quincy Roche
  • CB Zyon Gilbert
  • CB Darren Evans
  • CB Harrison Hand
  • S Tony Jefferson
  • S Trenton Thompson
  • S Nate Meadors

[Full story on practice squad signings]


The Giants have until 4 p.m. ET Tuesday to set their initial 53-man roster. Use our roster tracker to follow all of the reported moves.

Cuts

Aug. 30: The following players have been cut:

OL Roy Mbaeteka
OL Will Holden
DL Jalyn Holmes
CB Khalil Dorsey
CB Harrison Hand
S Nate Meadors
S Trenton Thompson
RB Sandro Platzgummer (exemption)
WR Jaylon Moore
RB Jashaun Corbin
WR Alex Bachman
CB Darren Evans
OL Jamil Douglas
WR/KR C.J. Board
DL Ryder Anderson
OL Garrett McGhin
OLB Quincy Roche
QB Davis Webb
DT David Moa
CB Zyon Gilbert
TE Austin Allen

Aug: 29: The Giants made these moves official on Monday:

OL Josh Rivas
DB Yusuf Corker
K Ryan Santoso
WR Keelan Doss
WR Travis Toivonen
DB Olaijah Griffin
OL Eric Smith


Aug. 26: Andrew Adams released

Veteran safety Andrew Adams has been released. PK Ryan Santoso and WR Travis Toivonen have been signed to help the Giants get through Sunday’s preseason finale.

Aug. 25: TE Tanner Hudson added

In addition, wide receiver Bailey Gunther failed a physical and was waived.

Aug. 24: Giants roster moves: Trio of players claimed off waivers

Cornerback Harrison Hand is in. Tight end Jordan Akins is out.

Aug. 24: Collin Johnson out for season

Wide receiver Collin Johnson tore his Achilles tendon at practice on Wednesday and will be lost for the season. The Giants claimed wide receiver Jaylon Moore off waivers from the Baltimore Ravens.

Aug. 24: Sterling Shepard off PUP

It has been just a shade over eight months since the veteran wide receiver tore his Achilles tendon.

August 22: Darrian Beavers tears ACL; Kayvon Thibodeaux to miss a few weeks

No. 5 overall pick Kayvon Thibodeaux will miss a few weeks after suffering a sprained ACL in the Week 2 preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Sixth-round pick Darrian Beavers is out for the season after suffering a torn ACL in that same game.

August 19: Giants shore up OL

In need of offensive line depth due to injuries, the Giants have brought back rookie guard Josh Rivas and signed free agent center Chris Owens. Defensive tackle Chris Hinton was waived and wide receiver Robert Foster was placed on IR with a hamstring injury. [Full story]

August 16: Giants reach 85-man limit

The Giants claimed cornerback Olaijah Griffin off waivers from the Buffalo Bills. The cut guard Josh Rivas, cornerback Michael Jacquet, safety Jarrod Wilson, tight end Jeremiah Hall, cornerback Gavin Heslop and wide receiver Austin Proehl (waived/injured) to reach the 85-man roster limit.

Aug. 14: Azeez Ojulari activated

Edge defender Azeez Ojulari was activated from the Non-Football Injury list and practiced for the first time on Sunday. The Giants also announced that guard Josh Rivas and cornerback Michael Jacquet III were waived, and the contract of safety Jarrod Wilson was terminated.

Aug. 8: Eric Smith a Giant again

The Giants made the signing of Eric Smith and the release of Matt Gono official.

August 6: McKethan to IR

Rookie guard Marcus McKethan has been placed on IR with a torn ACL.

August 5: Giants add an offensive tackle

The Giants have signed offensive tackle and waived Niko Lalos. The Giants also waived defensive back Jarren Williams, who was waived/injured and defaulted to the team’s injured reserve list earlier in the week.

August 4: Giants add a safety

The Giants have claimed DB Nate Meadors off of waivers from the Browns. He takes the roster spot vacated by offensive tackle Matt Gono.

August 3: Matt Gono leaves team

The Giants have placed offensive tackle Matt Gono on the reserve/left squad list.

August 1: Jarren Williams waived/injured

The Giants have waived/injured safety Jarren Williams and added veteran safety Jarrod Wilson.

August 1: Dane Belton suffers broken collarbone

The fourth-round pick, a safety out of Iowa, could be sidelined until midseason.

July 28: Justin Hilliard waived

The Giants swapped linebackers on Thursday. Justin Hilliard was waived and Austin Calitro was signed. An undrafted free agent out of Villanova, Calitro has played in 47 games with nine starts over a four-year career that has included time with the Seattle Seahawks, Jacksonville Jaguars, Denver Broncos and Cincinnati Bengals.

July 27: Offensive tackle swap

The Giants waived OT Kamaal Seymour, who was just signed on Tuesday, and signed OT Garrett McGhin. McGhin, 6-6, 320 pounds, has been with the Buffalo Bills twice, the Carolina Panthers (two games played in 2019) and the Jacksonville Jaguars since 2019. He played for the New Jersey Generals in the USFL this spring.

July 27: Daniel Bellinger activated off PUP

Rookie tight end Daniel Bellinger has passed his physical and been activated from the PUP list in time for the first practice of training camp.

July 26: Andrew Adams among four players added

The Giants announced the signings of safety Andrew Adams, defensive tackle Nick Williams, wide receiver Marcus Kemp and offensive tackle Kamaal Seymour. Defensive tackle Jabari Elli, wide receiver Travis Toivonen, defensive back Henry Black and cornerback Maurice Canady were let go.

July 22: OT Korey Cunningham cut, CB Gavin Heslop signed

The Giants on Friday terminated the contract of offensive tackle Korey Cunningham with a non-football injury. Signed to take his spot on the 90-man roster was cornerback Gavin Heslop, who played three games last season for the Seattle Seahawks. [Full story]

July 21: TE Daniel Bellinger placed on PUP

The Giants announced on Thursday that the rookie tight end, selected in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft, will begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list with a quad injury. [Full story]