Yesterday was the official start of the NFL season as teams cut there roster down to 53 and the Giants were no different. Cuts are never easy as Coach Shurmer had to make many of them by 4pm yesterday,
A lot of the cuts seemed to be Draft picks from the last two seasons which were made by from the last two seasons. Such familiar names as Darien Thompson, Andrew Adams John Jerry but the real shock came this afternoon when second year QB Davis Webb was placed on waivers.
The news of Webb being released is still a shock to all. Social media has been a buzz from fans to all the beat writers including Giants beat Writer Dan Duggan who is looking to justify.. why?
Davis Webb took all of the No. 2 reps all offseason. Eli's backups are the two QBs who split third-team reps: Kyle Lauletta, who is a fourth-round pick out of Richmond, and Alex Tanney, who has appeared in one game in six seasons.
— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) September 2, 2018
Players no longer with the team include linebacker Mark Herzlich, who had been the third longest-tenured player on the team; Darian Thompson, who started all 16 games at free safety last season; Andrew Adams, who started 13 games at the positon in 2016; wide receiver Roger Lewis, Jr., who caught 43 passes the previous two years; and linebacker Avery Moss, the team’s fifth-round draft choice in 2017.
Those still on the roster include Quarterbacks Eli Manning, rookie Kyle Lauletta, and Alex Tanney; five of the team’s six 2018 draft choices (Saquon Barkley, Will Hernandez, Lorenzo Carter, B.J. Hill, and Kyle Lauletta); and four undrafted rookies and first-year players (center Evan Brown, safety Sean Chandler, linebacker Tae Davis, and running back Rob Martin), plus defensive tackle Josh Banks, a second-year pro who was signed as a rookie free agent in 2017 and spent the entire season on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.
We will have more on this later in the day as it develops..
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