NEW YORK GIANTS RE-SIGN WILL BEATTY…
Though not officially announced, the New York Giants have re-signed offensive tackle Will Beatty. The contract is reportedly a 1-year deal that includes $1.1 million in guaranteed money and $750,000 in incentives. Beatty was released/failed physical by the Giants in February.
Beatty had two years left on his contract before the Giants cut him in February. He was scheduled to make $6.625 million in salary in 2016 and count $9.175 million against the 2016 salary cap. Cutting Beatty in February saved the Giants $4.175 million against the cap with $5 million in dead money.
Beatty was placed on the Reserve/Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) List in September 2015 as he was still recovering from surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle he suffered in May lifting weights. He remained on the PUP the entire season as a rotator cuff injury that required surgery also became an issue. Beatty started all 16 games at left tackle for the Giants in 2014 and had a solid season. He rebounded from a terribly inconsistent 2013 season, as well as a fractured tibia that he suffered in the regular-season finale at the end of that year. Since Beatty was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Giants, he has had issues staying healthy, including a broken foot in 2010, a detached retina in 2011, a back injury that caused him to miss offseason work in 2012, the broken leg in 2013, and the pectoral tear and rotator cuff injuries in 2015.
Beatty is a big lineman with long arms and a very good athlete. When on top of his game, Beatty can mirror and slide with the best pass rushers, and is athletic enough to pull and engage defenders at the second level in the run game. However, Beatty is more of a finesse player. He does not play with a lot of strength and power and he is not a very physical or aggressive blocker. Beatty still has consistency issues.
NEW YORK GIANTS CUT ELEVEN PLAYERS…
The New York Giants made 12 transactions to get under the 75-man roster limit that all teams need to reach by 4:00PM on Tuesday.
Placed on Injured Reserve:
- LT Byron Stingily (concussion)
- TE Ryan Malleck (burner)
- RB Marshaun Coprich
- WR Kadron Boone
- WR K.J. Maye
- OC Shane McDermott
- DE Mike Rose
- DT Davon Coleman
- DT Greg Milhouse
- CB Joe Powell
- S/CB Bennett Jackson
- S Cooper Taylor
All NFL teams must reach the regular-season 53-man roster limit by 4:00PM on Saturday.
AUGUST 30, 2016 NEW YORK GIANTS INJURY REPORT…
Fullback/tight end Will Johnson (burner), linebacker Jonathan Casillas (ribs), linebacker Jasper Brinkley (knee), linebacker B.J. Goodson (concussion), cornerback Leon Hall (concussion), and safety Darian Thompson (shoulder) did not practice on Tuesday.
Right guard John Jerry (ankle) and linebacker Keenan Robinson (back) returned to practice.
Tight end Ryan Malleck (burner) and left tackle Byron Stingily (concussion) left practice early.
THE PLAYERS SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following players are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:
- Johnathan Hankins not focused on contract as potential big payday looms by Dan Duggan for NJ.com
- Undrafted free agent Romeo Okwara making Giant impression in preseason by Dan Duggan for NJ.com
- Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie could be playing new position Week 1 by Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com
- Why Eli Manning gets just a little blame for Giants’ reeling O-line by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post
- Giants’ Will Johnson waits in the wings by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record
- Ben McAdoo wants Will Tye better at blocking by Greg Logan of Newsday
- Giants’ Will Tye not looking over his shoulder this year by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record
WHAT’S UP NEXT…
There will be no media availability on Wednesday. The Giants play the New England Patriots at home on Thursday.