New York Giants 53-man roster cut tracker

Alexander Wilson
New York Giants
Sep 3, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants center Spencer Pulley (77) signals during the Blue-White Scrimmage at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

With the NFL 53-man roster deadline set for 4 PM on Saturday, changes will be made across the league to trim the roster down. Empire Sports Media has you covered with all of the New York Giants’ cuts leading up to the deadline.

For a look at our projected 53-man roster, check it out here!

New York Giants cut tracker:

DB: Dravon Askew-Henry

The former XFL standout had a solid camp but simply cannot contribute at the cornerback position in a starting way. An unfortunate release but one that most saw coming.

OT: Eric Smith

The Giants needed to trim their offensive line numbers and Eric Smith was always a cut candidate. It’s possible he lands on the practice squad as depth.

CB: KeiVarae Russell

A late addition to the roster, he didn’t do enough to impress in limited time.

DT: Chris Slayton

Slotted in behind RJ McIntosh, Slayton was always the odd-man-out.

TE: Garrett Dickerson

There simply wasn’t enough room on the roster for Dickerson after the Giants signed Levin Toilolo this offseason.

CB: Grant Haley

The reserve corner never was able to find his footing in coverage but was solid against the run. I believe the Giants will add him to the PS if he clears waivers.

CB: Prince Smith

Smith was always a long-shot to make the roster, but as a UDFA corner, he could be a high upside option who earns a spot on the practice squad.

QB: Alex Tanney

The Giants have several QBs on the roster, including Daniel Jones, Colt McCoy, and Cooper Rush, Tanney’s time in blue was inevitably coming to an end.

DL Niko Lalo

As an undrafted free agent, Lalo had a tall mountain to climb to gain a roster spot, there’s a potential for practice squad landing.

LS: Carson Tinker

Tinker was signed this week to come in and provide some last-second competition alongside Casey Kreiter, but the former Bronco held down the fort.

WR: Austin Mack

Mack had a solid camp coming out of Ohio State but the WR room is simply too crowded. He’s a big practice squad candidate.

RB: Tavien Feaster

A last-second add before Thursday’s scrimmage, Feaster was always a long-shot to make the roster.

LB: Ryan Connelly

This is a strange one. Connelly looked great last season in a small sample size, but the Giants must have seen a vast regression after tearing his ACL against Washington.

WR: Johnny Holton

Holton was signed as a potential replacement for gunner Cody Core, but his release tells us all we need to know.

QB: Cooper Rush

Rush was claimed on waivers from the Cowboys, and knowing Garrett’s system was a plus. Unfortunately, he was the odd man out. The Giants will stick with two QBs.

WR: Chris Williamson 

One of the Giants’ 7th round picks, he must have looked spotty to not earn a roster spot. Ultimately, one of the four seventh-rounders was going to receive the ax.

WR: Alex Bachman

Bachman made a serious push for a roster spot, but there simply wasn’t enough room for him.

WR: Derrick Dillon 

WR: Binjimen Victor

TE: Eric Tomlinson 

OL: Jon Halapio 

OL: Tyler Haycraft

OL: Kyle Murphy 

DT: Daylon Mack

LB: Josiah Tauaefa

S: Montre Hartage

CB: Brandon Williams

CB: Jarren William

CB: Prince Smith, Jr


WR: David Sills (fracture foot, placed on IR)