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New York Giants roster cuts tracker

What will the 53-man roster look like?

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The New York Giants have until 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday to trim their roster from 90 players to the league-mandated 53-man regular season roster limit.

The rash of injuries suffered by the Giants on Saturday in the preseason finale against the New York Jets will impact how the initial roster looks, and perhaps how active the team is on the waiver wire. My initial 53-man roster projection underwent several last-minute modifications due to those injuries.

Tuesday’s moves

Many of the moves will be listed here. The full list can be found under the ‘Roster Cuts Tracker’ subhead below.

Here are your nine Giants’ offensive linemen ... at least until Wednesday afternoon:

Here is a little more clarification on the status of veteran wide receiver Cole Beasley:

The following players were missing from practice on Tuesday. Some cut, others likely because of injury:

If the Giants are cutting tight end Lawrence Cager and linebacker Darrian Beavers those moves would be surprising.

Wide receiver Cole Beasley could be gone ... for now.

I thought the Giants might keep defensive tackle Ryder Anderson and move him to short-term IR. Guess not.

Per Brian Daboll, the following injured players are making the 53-man roster:

I thought Tomon Fox would make the roster, but he was likely impacted by the trade for Boogie Basham.

Could David Sills return to the practice squad? He’s been there for at least part of every season since 2019.

It is easy to tie the release of Oshane Ximines to the trade for Boogie Basham. I didn’t have Ximines making the roster, anyway.

Undrafted free agent quarterback Tommy DeVito has been waived. Likely ends up on the practice squad. Some in the fan base thought he might unseat Tyrod Taylor as the backup quarterback, but that never seemed realistic.

The release of Phillips, a capable backup at guard and tackle, is the biggest surprise thus far. Offensive line construction is going to look interesting.

Kalil Pimpleton has a chance to be a good NFL return man, but it’s tough to make a team as a pure returner with the rules the way they are now.

It will be interesting to see how much Wan’Dale Robinson can contribute early in the season after not practicing all summer.

I had Corbin making the roster. Oh, well.

These 11 moves were confirmed by the Giants on Sunday:


  • DT Kevin Atkins
  • DB Darren Evans
  • NT Donovan Jeter
  • WR Collin Johnson
  • RB James Robinson

Terminated, Vested Veteran

  • DE Tashawn Bower
  • DT Brandin Bryant
  • T Korey Cunningham
  • T Julien Davenport
  • WR Jaydon Mickens


  • WR Bryce Ford-Wheaton

The only one that surprises me a little is Johnson.

These four moves were confirmed by the team on Tuesday:


OL Jack Anderson
CB Zyon Gilbert
OL Wyatt Davis

Placed on IR

TE Chris Myarick

Fifteen moves have now been announced over the past two days. The roster is now at 75. Must be at 53 by 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Roster cuts tracker

Tuesday, Aug. 29

WR Jamison Crowder (Garafolo)
RB Jashaun Corbin (Leonard)
LB Dyontae Johnson (Ranaan)
Edge Habakkuk Baldonado (Fowler)
LS Cameron Lyons (Duggan)
WR/KR Kalil Pimpleton (Duggan)
OL Tyre Phillips (Stapleton)
QB Tommy DeVito (Pelissero)
LB Ray Wilborn (Duggan)
Edge Oshane Ximines (Ranaan)
WR David Sills (Duggan)
Edge Tomon Fox (Duggan)
OL Sean Harlow (Duggan)
DT Ryder Anderson (Wilson)
S Alex Cook (Duggan)
TE Ryan Jones (Duggan)
C B Gemon Green (Duggan)
WR Cole Beasley (Ranaan)
CB Amani Oruwariye (Leonard)

Monday, Aug. 28

OL Jack Anderson, waived/injured (Duggan)
CB Zyon Gilbert, waived/injured
OL Wyatt Davis, waived/injured (Duggan)
TE Chris Myarick was placed on season-ending IR with a broken hand (Duggan)

Sunday, Aug. 27

RB James Robinson (Rapoport)

Robinson ran well Saturday vs. the Jets, but had shown little before that. Likely had lost his chance at a spot a while ago.

CB Darren Evans (Pelissero)
WR Jaydon Mickens (Rapoport)

Here is my recent chat with Mickens. He saw this coming.

OT Julie’n Davenport (Wilson)

If Korey Cunningham and Matt Peart are still on the roster — as of now — and Davenport isn’t, that doesn’t say much for the journeyman offensive tackle.

DT Kevin Atkins (Duggan)
DT Brandin Bryant (Duggan)
DT Donovan Jeter (Duggan)

Atkins, Bryant and Jeter always figured to just be camp bodies.

WR Bryce Ford-Wheaton (torn ACL/IR ... per Brian Daboll)
WR Collin Johnson (Ranaan)
Edge Tashawn Bower (Ranaan)
OL Korey Cunningham (Duggan)