One of the ways we can learn about how the 53-man roster for the New York Giants might shake out is by looking at snap counts in the preseason games. With that in mind, what was noteworthy about the snap counts in Friday's 23-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals? Let's look.
Quarterback Eli Manning played 15 snaps, working into the second quarter. Head coach Tom Coughlin said he wanted about a dozen for his quarterback, and the Giants were so awful offensively that's how long it took.
Other than the 40 snaps backup quarterback Ryan Nassib played, wide receiver Dwayne Harris saw the most time, 34 snaps. He only caught one pass, a 15-yard reception.
The starting offensive line of Ereck Flowers, Justin Pugh, Weston Richburg, John Jerry and Marshall Newhouse played 25 snaps. That's a considerable amount for the preseason opener.
If you are charting the wide receiver competition, here is the snap count. Geremy Davis (25), Corey Washington (22), Preston Parker (20), Julian Talley (19), James Jones (16).
The tight end breakdown saw Adrien Robinson play 20 snaps, Daniel Fells 19, Larry Donnell 17 and Jerome Cunningham 13.
Odell Beckham played 10 snaps.
Center Brett Jones played only 11 snaps at the end of the game.
With all the injuries suffered in the secondary, two players took a ton of snaps. Cornerback Trevin Wade played 42, and played well. Undrafted free agent safety Justin Currie played 41 snaps.
Rookie defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa played 39 snaps and Kerry Wynn played 35. Damontre Moore got 24 snaps.
At linebacker, J.T. Thomas played 23 snaps to nine for Jonathan Casillas.