5 New York Giants On Roster Bubble In Preseason Week 2

5 New York Giants On Roster Bubble Preseason Week 2

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The New York Giants brought in plenty of new faces this offseason, making for great camp competitions. Coming into the third preseason game for the Giants, competition has really started heating up as cuts are right around the corner. Plenty of youngsters are making strong final pushes, pushing some veterans and other young players onto the roster bubble. Here are five Giants on the roster bubble in preseason Week 2.

5. DT Mike Patterson

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5. DT Mike Patterson

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Patterson has been unable to play because of injury and it’s hurting him. As a veteran, missing training camp is not as detrimental to him as a younger player, but those younger players are taking advantage of more reps. Having a veteran like Patterson around to help offset the loss of Linval Joseph would be nice, but if he is getting outperformed by younger guys like Johnathan Hankins and Jay Bromley it’s hard to keep him around.

4. WR Jerrel Jernigan

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4. WR Jerrel Jernigan

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Jernigan has been a square peg being forced into a circle hole filling in on the outside for first-round pick Odell Beckham Jr. Covering for Beckham Jr. has opened the door for Marcus Harris in the slot, where Jernigan normally would be. Jernigan has struggled and could find himself on the outside looking in if he does not pick things up as the Giants could opt for Harris instead. Victor Cruz is locked in as the starting slot receiver.

3. FB John Conner

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3. FB John Conner

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The Giants will not be keeping two fullbacks on the roster, and right now Conner is behind the eight-ball. Dealing with a concussion, he has not been able to practice like his counterpart Henry Hynoski. Not being able to participate in practice puts him squarely on the roster bubble as only one of him or Hynoski will make the final 53-man roster; Hynoski currently holds the upper hand.

2. TE Adrien Robinson

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2. TE Adrien Robinson

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Coming into the offseason, many believed that the starting tight end was Robinson’s for the taking. Things have changed, though, as Robinson is buried on the depth chart with Larry Donnell receiving first-team reps and Daniel Fells being mixed in. After not breaking away from the pack, Robinson looks to be running out of chances with the Giants. His roster spot is in real jeopardy, especially once Xavier Grimble returns.

1. WR Mario Manningham

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1. WR Mario Manningham

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Manningham is permanently a limited participant in practice because of his knees, making him a candidate to be cut as long as he’s around. He also doesn’t offer anything on special teams, limiting how the Giants can use him. There is also competition from younger players, namely Corey Washington. Washington has a touchdown in both games thus far and has stood out in practice as well. Manningham will find it hard to hold him off much longer.

Kenneth Teape is a New York Giants writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @teapester725, “Like” on Facebook, or join his Google network


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