The New York Giants made 14 roster moves on Tuesday in order reduce the roster to 74 players – one below the NFL requirement of 75. The final roster cuts to achieve the 53-man regular-season roster must be made by Saturday, September 5th.
The Giants waived or released the following players:
- RB Akeem Hunt (waived/injured – hamstring)
- WR Jurion Criner
- WR Derrick Johnson
- TE Will Tye
- OL Brandon Mosley (waived/injured – back)
- OL Eric Herman
- OL Michael Bamiro
- DE Jordan Stanton
- DT Jimmy Staten
- S Justin Halley
- P Robert Malone
Mosley (2012/4th round) and Herman (2013/7th round) were former draft picks.
The Giants placed the following players on season-ending Injured Reserve:
- S Bennett Jackson (knee)
- CB Josh Gordy (hip)
The Giants also put offensive tackle Will Beatty on the Reserve/Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) List. Beatty, who is rehabbing after surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle he suffered in May, was placed on the Active/PUP at the start of training camp. This new designation means he must sit out at least the Giants first six games of the regular season.