The New York Giants made 15 roster moves on Tuesday in order to each the NFL roster limit of 75 players.
The Giants placed safety Cooper Taylor (foot) and wide receiver Marcus Harris (hip) on season-ending Injured Reserve. Taylor is expected to undergo surgery to repair the sesamoid bone in his foot. Harris will undergo surgery to repair the labrum in his hip. (Oddly, Harris’ injury had previously been described as a shoulder injury).
The Giants waived/injured linebacker Justin Anderson (hamstring) and defensive end Emmanuel Dieke (knee).
Lastly, the Giants waived the following 11 players:
- WR Travis Harvey
- TE Xavier Grimble (injury settlement)
- TE Jerome Cunningham
- OG John Sullen
- DT Everett Dawkins
- LB Spencer Adkins
- CB Charles James
- CB Ross Weaver
- S C.J. Barnett
- S Kyle Sebetic
- PK Brandon McManus
(UPDATE: In a late move, the Giants have reportedly traded Brandon McManus to the Denver Broncos for a conditional draft pick, reportedly conditional 7th round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft).
The final cuts to the 53-man roster must be made by 4:00PM on Saturday, August 30th, the day after the Giants-Patriots preseason finale.