Time so as to add a revolving door to Giants headquarters.
Getting into: Rookie linebackers Quincy Roche and Justin Hilliard, in addition to 6-foot-6 large receiver Collin Johnson, who had been claimed off waivers from the Steelers, 49ers and Jaguars, respectively.
Johnson had 18 catches for 272 yards and two touchdowns final season.
“It’s our job to know the league, to review who’s on the market and know who’s out there,” coach Joe Decide mentioned. “They’re three guys that we’re wanting ahead to working with, creating and giving them an opportunity to compete.”
Exiting: WR Dante Pettis and LB Trent Harris, who had been minimize at some point after surviving the trim from 80 to 53 gamers.
Stepping into circles: Broad receiver C.J. Board and lengthy snapper Casey Kreiter, who had been minimize in procedural strikes however re-signed after 4 p.m. Wednesday, when the Giants opened two roster spots by placing wideout John Ross and linebacker Ellerson Smith on injured reserve. Ross, a former first-round decide with elite velocity, and the rookie Smith will miss a minimum of three video games.
Ross, Smith, tight finish Evan Engram and cornerback Josh Jackson had been with the trainers in the course of the open portion of Wednesday’s apply.
The Giants won’t be finished making strikes as one other massive spherical of gamers hit waivers Wednesday, and so they have wants at tight finish and cornerback.
Not one of the Giants’ preliminary cuts had been claimed off waivers, which could possibly be interpreted both as an indication the opposite 31 groups weren’t impressed with the depth of their roster or that the entrance workplace stored the right 53. Working again Corey Clement was signed as a free agent to the Cowboys’ 53-man roster, nevertheless.
WR Kenny Golladay and RB Saquon Barkley had been a part of the first-team walk-through. WR Kadarius Toney nonetheless is working his approach up the depth chart however joined particular person drills. Engram wasn’t wearing uniform.
Golladay and Barkley narrowly averted a half-speed collision when each had been working routes and caught passes from totally different quarterbacks.
Guard Shane Lemieux (knee) practiced, in line with Decide, who known as it “very lifelike” Lemieux may “powerful” his approach by the damage.
The Giants acquired two offensive linemen by trades this week. Ben Bredeson made his apply debut Wednesday however Billy Value was nonetheless en path to New Jersey.
The Giants started filling out their apply squad by re-signing cuts receivers Matt Cole, David Sills and Damion Willis, tight ends Nakia Griffin-Stewart and Jake Hausmann, offensive linemen Kenny Wiggins, Jackson Barton, Jake Burton and Brett Heggie, defensive linemen David Moa and Willie Henry, exterior linebacker Niko Lalos and defensive again Jordyn Peters. Tight ends Chris Myarick and Ryan Izzo, and working again Dexter Williams additionally reportedly will be a part of.
Decide mentioned the Giants haven’t heard something about potential relocation of their Week 4 sport in opposition to the Saints because of the harm inflicted on New Orleans by Hurricane Ida.
“We’ve received a whole lot of guys in right here with ties down south, particularly in Louisiana, so there’s a whole lot of guys who’re always speaking to me about their households down there and the way everyone seems to be doing,” Decide mentioned. “Our ideas and prayers are with the individuals in that storm.”