With the preseason in the books and training camps winding down, the final round of roster cuts are upon us. The New York Giants have until Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. EDT to trim their roster from 80 to 53 (with a roster exemption for Sandro Platzgummer).
While head coach Joe Judge said last week that most starting jobs had been set in stone, he left the door open for a few changes based on Sunday’s performance. And when all was said and done, there were still some tough decisions to make.
Below, we will keep track of all Giants’ transactions over the next 24 hours.
NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reports the Giants have cut reserve offensive lineman Chad Slade. He was the first of the team’s cuts.
ESPN’s Jordan Raanan reports the Giants have cut cornerback Madre Harper, who was making a push for the 53-man roster but fell off against the Cleveland Browns.
Despite their dwindling tight end depth and his quality play in the preseason finale, USA TODAY’s Art Stapleton reports the Giants have waived Nakia Griffin-Stewart.
Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reports that the Giants have cut linebacker Niko Lalos, whose rose to fame last season after he made a fan of NBA great LeBron James.
ESPN’s Jordan Raanan reports that the Giants have cut wide receiver Matt Cole, who also took snaps at cornerback this preseason. He’s a practice squad candidate.
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports that the Giants will waive wide receiver David Sills, who had a strong summer and likely would have made the 53-man roster if he were more active on special teams.