“Coach wants to see you and bring your playbook” is probably the worst phrase any football player can hear during their career. Today is one of those days where some players will be hearing that as teams need to get down to 75 players by 4 p.m. today. The New York Giants have made their moves.
First they placed Chris Canty and Travis Beckum on the PUP list. Neither is a surprise. Beckum tore his ACL in the Super Bowl and probably can’t play until very late in the season. Canty had off-season knee surgery and really wanted to be ready for the season opener, but has yet to practice. Rookie tackle Brandon Mosley was placed on IR with a back injury, so his season is over. Antwaun Molden was released. Considering the Giants needs all the healthy corners they can get, he must have really had a bad camp.
Here’s a list of the players waived:
TE’s Ryan Purvis and Christian Hopkins: Not surprised. The Giants have three tight ends and when Beckum comes back later on, they’ll have to make another move.
DT’s Carlton Powell and Oren Wilson: Recently acquired during the string of tackle injuries. Must not have impressed.
DB: Brandon Bing, Jojo Nicolas and Chris Horton: The emergence of Will Hill made these guys expendable. Horton was signed as free agent during the off-season,
WR: Julian Talley and Brandon Collins: Both were undrafted free agents and Ramses Barden‘s performance last week may have saved himself from this list with his performance last Friday,
RB: Joe Martinek: Undrafted free agent. Could get a shot somewhere else since he can play running back and fullback. Would’ve been a good story as a local kid.
OT: Joel Reinders: Strong kid. With some of the depth they have at tackle, this isn’t that surprising either.