May 182022
 
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The New York Giants have signed the following unrestricted free agents:

  • DE Jalyn Holmes (New Orleans Saints)
  • CB Maurice Canady (Dallas Cowboys)
  • CB Khalil Dorsey (Baltimore Ravens)
  • S Henry Black (Green Bay Packers)

Both Canady and Dorsey have previous experience with former Ravens and current Giants defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale. Holmes was coached by former Vikings and current Giants defensive line coach Andre Patterson in Minnesota.

The 26-year old, 6’5”, 283-pound Holmes was originally drafted in the 4th round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. In three seasons with the Vikings, Holmes played in 25 regular-season games with nine starts. All of his starts came in 2020 as he was credited with 36 tackles and two pass defenses. The Vikings waived him in September 2021, and he was then signed by the Saints. He played in eight games with one start and was credited with 14 tackles and one pass defense.

The 27-year old, 6’1”, 200-pound Canady was originally drafted in the 6th round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Ravens. He has spent time with the Ravens (2016-2019), New York Jets (2019), and Cowboys (2020-2021). The Ravens cut him in November 2019 and he was then claimed by the Jets. Canady signed with the Cowboys in March 2020, but opted out of the 2020 NFL season due to COVID. Canady has played in 40 regular-season games with four starts. He played in eight games in 2021 with the Cowboys, but missed half the season with a concussion that landed him on Injured Reserve. In those eight games, he played just 14 percent of defensive snaps and was credited with six tackles.

The 24-year old, 5’9”, 181-pound Dorsey was originally signed as undrafted rookie free agent by the Ravens after the 2020 NFL Draft. He played in six games as a rookie in 2020, almost exclusively on special teams. Dorsey missed all of 2021 with an injury that landed him on Injured Reserve in August. The Ravens chose not to tender him as an exclusive rights free agent.

The 25-year old, 6’0”, 204-pound Black was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Green Bay Packers after the 2020 NFL Draft. In two seasons, he has played in 25 regular-season games with no starts, While most of his playing time has come on special teams, he did play in 24 percent of all defensive snaps in 2021 and was credited with 38 tackles, one interception, and one forced fumble. The Packers chose not to tender him as an exclusive rights free agent.

To make room for these four, the Giants cut the following players:

  • QB Brian Lewerke (waived)
  • DE Raymond Johnson (waived)
  • LB Trent Harris (contract terminated)
  • S Jordan Mosley (waived/injured)

Lewerke was signed late in the preseason in August 2021 and then to the Practice Squad in early September 2021. The 6’3”, 216-pound Lewerke was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the New England Patriots after the 2020 NFL Draft. The Patriots waived him in early September 2020.

The Giants signed Johnson as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2021 NFL Draft. He surprisingly made the team, played in 15 games with no starts (16 percent of all defensive snaps), and finished the season with three tackles, one tackle for a loss, and one sack.

Harris was signed to the Practice Squad in early September 2021 and the 53-man roster in November. The Giants then placed him on Injured Reserve in early December with an ankle injury and waived him at the end of the month. He played in four games with no starts (15 percent of defensive snaps in those games), finishing with seven tackles. The 6’2”, 255-pound Harris was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the New England Patriots after the 2018 NFL Draft. He spent his rookie season on the Practice Squad of the Patriots. The Miami Dolphins claimed Harris off of waivers in September 2019. He played in 11 games with three starts with the Dolphins, accruing 20 tackles and 1.5 sacks. The Dolphins cut him in early September 2020. The Giants signed Harris to the Practice Squad and then the 53-man roster in October 2020; he was re-signed to the Practice Squad in December after playing in four games with two starts (26 percent of all defensive snaps in those games). He finished they year with five tackles and 0.5 sacks.

Mosley was signed four days ago after impressing as a rookie tryout player during the team’s rookie mini-camp.

May 172022
 
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Brian Daboll, New York Giants (May 13, 2022)

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NEW YORK GIANTS OTAs BEGIN
The New York Giants began the third and final phase of their offseason program on Monday, with veterans and rookie participating together for the first time. The Giants held their first two of 10 Organized Team Activity (OTA) practices on Monday and Tuesday at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. While these two practices were not open to the media, the Giants did provide the following practice reports:

Monday:

Tuesday:

The Giants will hold their third OTA on Thursday, with media access.

The Giants’ 9-week offseason program began on April 4th. The three phases of the program break down as follows:

  • Phase One: Activities during this 2-week period are limited to to meetings, strength and conditioning, and physical rehabilitation only.
  • Phase Two: On-field workouts during this 3-week period may include may include individual or group instruction and drills, as well as “perfect-play drills,” and drills and plays with offensive players lining up across from offensive players and defensive players lining up across from defensive players, conducted at a walk-through pace. No live contact or team offense vs. team defense drills are permitted.
  • Phase Three: Activities during this 4-week period include 10 days of organized team practice activity (OTAs) and a mandatory veteran mini-camp. No live contact is permitted, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are permitted.

Remaining offseason program schedule:

  • May 19: New York Giants OTA #3 (media access).
  • May 23-24: New York Giants OTA #4 and #5.
  • May 26: New York Giants OTA #6 (media access).
  • May 31-June 1: New York Giants OTA #7 and #8.
  • June 2: New York Giants OTA #9 (media access).
  • June 3: New York Giants OTA #10.
  • June 7-9: New York Giants mandatory mini-camp.
May 152022
 
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NEW YORK GIANTS ROOKIE MINI-CAMP ENDS…
The third and final day of the New York Giants three-day rookie mini-camp was held on Sunday at Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. There was no on-field work on the final day, nor was there media access to the team.

The Giants begin their Organized Team Activity (OTA) practices next week. Three of their 10 OTAs will be held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday with media access granted on Thursday.

GIANTS SIGN TWO MORE ROOKIE FREE AGENTS…
The Giants have officially signed two more undrafted rookie free agents, who were tryout players during the rookie mini-camp:

  • DE Ryder Anderson, 6’6’’, 4.92, 266lbs, Indiana University
    Anderson has good size, strength, and length. He can control the point-of-attack against the run, but lacks ideal quickness to be factor rushing the passer.
  • S Jordan Mosley, 6’1’’, 210lbs, 4.69, University of Maryland (Video)
    Mosley has good size, but lacks ideal overall athleticism, speed, and agility. An instinctive player, Mosley is also a good tackler.
May 142022
 
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DAY TWO OF NEW YORK GIANTS ROOKIE MINI-CAMP…
The second day of the New York Giants three-day rookie mini-camp was held on Saturday at Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The final day will be on Sunday, although there will be no on-field work on that day.

Again this is more a teaching camp,” said Head Coach Brian Daboll before practice. “We are going to see them in individual drills and skillsets that they have, and when we go competitive periods, just making sure we are taking care of one another…They are pretty amped up, they want to go out there and compete. But teaching them tempo is another thing that you have to do.

So again, these guys, just to get from the locker room to there or from the locker room to the cafeteria, you’ve got to take all that stuff into account, how to log into their iPad and get into film. There’s so many things for these players. They are moving from different spots. It’s the first time for some of them just on your own. Sometimes there’s a lot of family members that help out in college. We are taking it slow and we are going to try to help them grow off the field as well as on the field.”

PARTICIPANTS…
Draft Picks (11):

  • OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux
  • OT Evan Neal
  • WR Wan’Dale Robinson
  • OG Joshua Ezeudu
  • CB Cor’Dale Flott 
  • TE Daniel Bellinger
  • S Dane Belton
  • ILB Micah McFadden
  • NT D.J. Davidson
  • OG Marcus McKethan
  • ILB Darrian Beavers

Signed Undrafted Rookie Free Agents (13):

  • RB Jashaun Corbin
  • FB Jeremiah Hall
  • TE Austin Allen
  • TE Andre Miller
  • OG Josh Rivas
  • DL Christopher Hinton
  • DL Jabari Ellis
  • DL Antonio Valentino
  • OLB Tomon Fox
  • CB Darren Evans
  • CB Zyon Gilbert
  • S Yusuf Corker
  • S Trenton Thompson

New York Giants “Veterans” (7):

  • QB Brian Lewerke
  • RB Sandro Platzgummer
  • RB Antonio Williams
  • WR Austin Proehl
  • WR Travis Toivonen
  • OL Devery Hamilton
  • OL Roy Mbaeteka

Undrafted rookie and veteran tryout players (53):

  • RB Master Teague
  • RB Travis Levy
  • RB L.D. Brown
  • FB Jake Molinich
  • FB Isaiah Johnson-Mack
  • WR Jahcour Pearson
  • WR Daylen Baldwin
  • WR Marcque Ellington
  • WR L’Liott Curry
  • WR Gehrig Dieter*
  • WR Jaylen Erwin
  • TE Cameron Butler
  • TE Tommy McIntyre
  • TE Nate Becker*
  • TE Isiah Macklin
  • OL Matt Allen
  • OL Cain Madden
  • OL Navaughn Donaldson
  • OL Kary Kutsch
  • OL Baer Hunter
  • OL Barry Wesley
  • OL Ben Adler
  • OL T.J. Storment
  • OL Uzoma Osuji
  • OL Ryan Nelson
  • OL Noah Zerr
  • DL Markell Utsey
  • DL Ryder Anderson
  • DL Chris Agyemang
  • DL Dennis Johnson
  • DL Antwaun Jackson
  • ILB Joe Beckett
  • ILB Will Evans
  • ILB Emmett Rice
  • OLB Jaylin Bannerman
  • OLB Tabarius Peterson
  • OLB Isaiah Gay
  • OLB Ray Thornton
  • LB Josh Watson*
  • DB Justus Harris
  • DB Al Young
  • DB Dishon McNary
  • DB Walter Neil
  • DB Jared Leake
  • DB Brandon Easterling
  • DB Gage Kreski
  • DB Jordan Mosley
  • DB Tobias Oliver
  • DB Lamont Wade*
  • DB Amari Carter
  • PK Jonathan Doerer
  • P Kirk Christodoulou
  • LS Jack Maddox

* Veteran

GIANTS SIGN SIX 2022 DRAFT PICKS…
According to media reports, the Giants have signed six players from their 2022 NFL Draft class, including OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux (1st round), OT Evan Neal (1st round), ILB Micah McFadden (5th round), NT D.J. Davidson (5th round), OG Marcus McKethan (5th round), and ILB Darrian Beavers (6th round).

Remaining unsigned are WR Wan’Dale Robinson (2nd round), OG Joshua Ezeudu (3rd round), CB Cor’Dale Flott (3rd round), TE Daniel Bellinger (4th round), and S Dane Belton (4th round),

HEAD COACH BRIAN DABOLL…
The  transcript and video of Brian Daboll’s press conference on Saturday are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:

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:

ARTICLES…

WHAT’S UP NEXT…
The third day of the rookie mini-camp will only involve classroom work. “We won’t be doing anything on the field (on Sunday),” said Head Coach Brian Daboll. The Giants hold the first of their Organized Team Activity (OTA) practices On May 16-17.

May 132022
 
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NEW YORK GIANTS ROOKIE MINI-CAMP BEGINS…
The first day of the New York Giants three-day rookie mini-camp was held on Friday at Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Good to be out here with these guys,” said Head Coach Brian Daboll before practice. “(The players) got in last night. Had some meetings today with them. Really going to be kind of a short practice…a little bit over an hour. Have some more meetings. Very similar in terms of scheduling tomorrow. It’s good to get with these guys and start working with them and see what some of the stuff they can do in the classroom. Really, more importantly, and just ease them into things outside on the field.

“It’s for (the players) to get to know us, us to get to know (them). There’s only a couple days we’ll do stuff on the field. There’s a long way to go, as they can see. We’re not going to overdo it in terms of the installation and give them a ton of things to learn. I think it’s really important, particularly the trial guys, to minimize the package, not motion and shift and do all these crazy things, and just see who can perform out there. And maybe we find a couple guys in terms of the tryout guys. Look, these guys have probably not been doing a whole lot of true football work, so we’ll ease them into things.

We’ll have an hour, hour and ten minutes (of practice). Almost half of it will be some type of walk-through. We’ll do some individual drills. We’ll get about 15, 20 minutes of individual stuff. We have seven-on-seven period and we’ll do 14 plays of that today. That’s it.”

PARTICIPANTS…
Draft Picks (11):

  • OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux
  • OT Evan Neal
  • WR Wan’Dale Robinson
  • OG Joshua Ezeudu
  • CB Cor’Dale Flott 
  • TE Daniel Bellinger
  • S Dane Belton
  • ILB Micah McFadden
  • NT D.J. Davidson
  • OG Marcus McKethan
  • ILB Darrian Beavers

Signed Undrafted Rookie Free Agents (13):

  • RB Jashaun Corbin
  • FB Jeremiah Hall
  • TE Austin Allen
  • TE Andre Miller
  • OG Josh Rivas
  • DL Christopher Hinton
  • DL Jabari Ellis
  • DL Antonio Valentino
  • OLB Tomon Fox
  • CB Darren Evans
  • CB Zyon Gilbert
  • S Yusuf Corker
  • S Trenton Thompson

* DL Tyrone Truesdell, who had reportedly been signed earlier, failed his physical and was not officially signed.

New York Giants “Veterans” (7):

  • QB Brian Lewerke
  • RB Sandro Platzgummer
  • RB Antonio Williams
  • WR Austin Proehl
  • WR Travis Toivonen
  • OL Devery Hamilton
  • OL Roy Mbaeteka

Undrafted rookie and veteran tryout players (53):

  • RB Master Teague
  • RB Travis Levy
  • RB L.D. Brown
  • FB Jake Molinich
  • FB Isaiah Johnson-Mack
  • WR Jahcour Pearson
  • WR Daylen Baldwin
  • WR Marcque Ellington
  • WR L’Liott Curry
  • WR Gehrig Dieter*
  • WR Jaylen Erwin
  • TE Cameron Butler
  • TE Tommy McIntyre
  • TE Nate Becker*
  • TE Isiah Macklin
  • OL Matt Allen
  • OL Cain Madden
  • OL Navaughn Donaldson
  • OL Kary Kutsch
  • OL Baer Hunter
  • OL Barry Wesley
  • OL Ben Adler
  • OL T.J. Storment
  • OL Uzoma Osuji
  • OL Ryan Nelson
  • OL Noah Zerr
  • DL Markell Utsey
  • DL Ryder Anderson
  • DL Chris Agyemang
  • DL Dennis Johnson
  • DL Antwaun Jackson
  • ILB Joe Beckett
  • ILB Will Evans
  • ILB Emmett Rice
  • OLB Jaylin Bannerman
  • OLB Tabarius Peterson
  • OLB Isaiah Gay
  • OLB Ray Thornton
  • LB Josh Watson*
  • DB Justus Harris
  • DB Al Young
  • DB Dishon McNary
  • DB Walter Neil
  • DB Jared Leake
  • DB Brandon Easterling
  • DB Gage Kreski
  • DB Jordan Mosley
  • DB Tobias Oliver
  • DB Lamont Wade*
  • DB Amari Carter
  • PK Jonathan Doerer
  • P Kirk Christodoulou
  • LS Jack Maddox

* Veteran

GIANTS SIGN TWO MORE ROOKIE FREE AGENTS…
In addition to the 11 undrafted rookie free agents already signed, the Giants have officially signed two more:

  • RB Jashaun Corbin, 6’0’’, 221lbs, 4.58, Florida State University (Video)
    Corbin is is a north/south runner who does his best work between the tackles. He is a patient runner with good vision. He has some shiftiness to his game and can run through tackles. Corbin also can catch the ball out of the backfield, but he needs work in pass protection.
  • OLB Tomon Fox, 6’3’’, 260lbs, 4.79, University of North Carolina (Video)
    Fox lacks ideal athleticism, but he is instinctive, productive, and plays hard.

HEAD COACH BRIAN DABOLL…
The  transcript and video of Brian Daboll’s press conference on Friday are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:

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:

May 132022
 
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GIANTS SIGN 11 UNDRAFTED ROOKIE FREE AGENTS…
The New York Giants have officially confirmed that they have signed 11 undrafted rookie free agents:

  • FB Jeremiah Hall, 6’2’’, 248lbs, 4.96, University of Oklahoma (Video)
    Built more like an H-Back or fullback than tight end, Hall was used in the slot, inline, and out of the backfield in college. Hall is a good receiver who runs tough after the catch. Good blocker.
  • TE Andre Miller, 6’3’’, 220lbs, 4.54, University of Maine (Video)
    Miller was a big receiver in college with good overall athletic ability. The Giants intend to convert him to tight end.
  • TE Austin Allen, 6’9’’, 255lbs, 4.83, University of Nebraska (Video)
    Allen is a tall, narrow tight end with a big catch radius and sure hands. He gives an effort in the blocking department, but is more of a position blocker given his frame.
  • OG Josh Rivas, 6’6’’, 317lbs, 5.32, Kansas State University (Video)
    Rivas is a big lineman with decent athleticism for his size. He needs a lot of technique work.
  • DL Christopher Hinton, 6’4’’, 310lbs, 5.28, University of Michigan (Video)
    Hinton lacks ideal size and athleticism, but he is a tough, strong run defender. He plays with leverage and holds his ground. Hinton does not offer much as a pass rusher. Reliable and he plays hard.
  • DL Jabari Ellis, 6’3’’, 278lbs, 4.77, University of South Carolina (Video)
    Ellis was a team captain who played six seasons in college.
  • DL Antonio Valentino, 6’3’’, 312lbs, 5.27, University of Florida (Video)
    Valentino is a big, strong, hard-working lineman who lacks ideal athletic ability and quickness.
  • CB Darren Evans, 6’3’’, 174lbs, 4.53, LSU (Video)
    Evans is a tall, thin corner who has decent overall athleticism. He is aggressive against the run. Evans needs to make more plays on the ball.
  • CB Zyon Gilbert, 6’1’’, 182lbs, 4.42, Florida Atlantic University (Video)
    Gilbert played both safety and cornerback in college. He combines good size and overall athleticism and speed. Gilbert is aggressive against the run, but he needs work in coverage in terms of his anticipation skills and technique.
  • S Yusuf Corker, 6’0’’, 197lbs, 4.53, Kentucky, University of Kentucky (Video)
    A physical, aggressive, and instinctive safety, Corker makes plays on the ball both as a run and pass defender. A bit stiff, he lacks ideal speed and change-of-direction skills. He needs to become a more consistent tackler.
  • S Trenton Thompson, 6’2’’, 200lbs, 4.58, San Diego State University (Video)
    Despite playing six years in college, Thompson only became a full-time starter in his final season. He has good size, but lacks ideal speed. Instinctive, he does play faster than he times. Big hitter. Thompson is a good special teams player.
May 122022
 
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NEW YORK GIANTS 2022 SCHEDULE RELEASED…
The New York Giants 2022 preseason opponents and regular-season schedule have been released:

Preseason:

  • TBD – at New England Patriots
  • TBD – vs. Cincinnati Bengals
  • TBD – at New York Jets

Regular Season:

  • Week 1: at Tennessee Titans (Sunday, September 11, 4:25 p.m.)
  • Week 2: vs. Carolina Panthers (Sunday, September 18, 1 p.m.)
  • Week 3: vs. Dallas Cowboys (Monday, September 26, 8:15 p.m.)
  • Week 4: vs. Chicago Bears (Sunday, October 2, 1 p.m.)
  • Week 5: vs. Green Bay Packers (London) (Sunday, October 9, 9:30 a.m.)
  • Week 6: vs. Baltimore Ravens (Sunday, October 16, 1 p.m.)*
  • Week 7: at Jacksonville Jaguars (Sunday, October 23, 1 p.m.)*
  • Week 8: at Seattle Seahawks (Sunday, October 30, 4:25 p.m.)*
  • Week 9: Bye Week
  • Week 10: vs. Houston Texans (Sunday, November 13, 1 p.m.)*
  • Week 11: vs. Detroit Lions (Sunday, November 20, 1 p.m.)*
  • Week 12: at Dallas Cowboys (Thanksgiving) (Thursday, November 24, 4:30 p.m.)
  • Week 13: vs. Washington Commanders (Sunday, December 4, 1 p.m.)*
  • Week 14: vs. Philadelphia Eagles (Sunday, December 11, 1 p.m.)*
  • Week 15: at Washington Commanders (Saturday, December 17 or Sunday, December 18 – Date/time, TBD)
  • Week 16: at Minnesota Vikings (Saturday, December 24, 1 p.m.)
  • Week 17: vs. Indianapolis Colts (Sunday, January 1, 2023, 1 p.m.)*
  • Week 18: at Philadelphia Eagles (Saturday January 7 or Sunday, January 8 – Date/time, TBD)

(* Subject to flex scheduling.)

May 122022
 
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GIANTS HIRE FOUR NEW FACES TO PLAYER PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT…
The New York Giants have officially announced that they have hired four new people to the team’s personnel department:

  • Chris Rossetti is the new director of pro scouting.
  • Dennis Hickey, as we previously reported, is the new assistant director of player personnel.
  • Mike Derice is a new national scout.
  • Scott Hamel, as we previously reported, is a new area scout (for the Southwest region).

Rossetti has spent the previous seven seasons with the Miami Dolphins, first as a pro personnel assistant (2015), then as a pro scout (2016-2020), and finally as assistant director of pro scouting (2021). Before that, Rossetti spent three seasons (2012-2014) in the player personnel department of the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts.

Hickey has extensive NFL experience including serving as pro personnel assistant, college scout, director of college scouting, and director of player personnel for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1996-2013) as well as general manager for the Miami Dolphins (2014-2015), and senior national scout for the Buffalo Bills (2017-2022).

Derice has worked with the Indianapolis Colts since 2012, mostly as an area scout with a focus on the Northeast region.

Hamel has been a scout with the Chicago Bears since 2015 with experience as an area scout in the Midwest (2017-2020) and Southeast (2021) regions.

The Giants fired Director of College Scouting Chris Pettit, Senior Personnel Executive Kyle O’Brien, Senior Pro Scouting Executive Ken Sternfeld, and Senior Pro Scout/Football Systems Analyst Matt Shauger last week.

DANTE PETTIS SIGNS WITH BEARS…
New York Giants unrestricted free agent wide receiver Dante Pettis has signed with the Chicago Bears. Pettis was signed to the Practice Squad in early September 2021 and the 53-man roster in October. He was then placed on Injured Reserve in early November with a shoulder injury. Pettis played in three games, with no starts, and finished with 10 catches for 87 yards and one touchdown.

The 6’1”, 195-pound Pettis was originally drafted in the 2nd round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. The Giants claimed Pettis off of waivers from the 49ers in early November 2020. He played in the final two games of the season for the Giants, catching four passes for 76 yards and one touchdown.

May 102022
 
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The New York Giants have waived tight end Jake Hausmann, tight end Rysen John, offensive guard Wes Martin, and linebacker Omari Cobb.

Hausmann spent multiple stints on the Giants’ Practice Squad in 2021. The 6’4”, 255-pound Hausmann was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Detroit Lions after the 2021 NFL Draft. The Giants claimed Hausmann off of waivers from the Lions in early August 2021.

The Giants placed John on Injured Reserve in August 2021 with an ankle injury that he suffered in the preseason. The Giants originally signed John as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2020 NFL Draft. The Giants waived/injured John in early September 2020 with a hamstring injury and then signed to the Practice Squad in late October 2020.

The Giants signed Martin off of the Practice Squad of the Washington Football Team in late September 2021. He ended up playing in seven games, with one start at left guard in Week 17. ]The 6’3”, 315-pound Martin was originally drafted in the 4th round of the 2019 NFL Draft by Washington.

Cobb was signed to the Practice Squad in late September 2021. He was cut and re-signed to the Practice Squad in December. The 6’4”, 223-pound Cobb was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Kansas City Chiefs after the 2020 NFL Draft.

May 092022
 
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NEW YORK GIANTS CUT JAMES BRADBERRY…
As had been anticipated for some time, the New York Giants have terminated the contract of cornerback James Bradberry in a cost-cutting move. Bradberry was scheduled to count $21.864 million against the 2022 NFL salary cap. But cutting him, the Giants save $10.136 million against the cap with $11.728 million in dead money.

The Giants are now believed to be around $16.3 million under the cap, but the team needs around $12.8 million to sign the rookie class.

The New York Post is reporting that General Manager Joe Schoen has tried for months to trade Bradberry. He apparently had a couple of deals worked out, but they were contingent on Bradberry agreeing to a new contract with the team acquiring him. No new deal could be agreed upon so Bradberry was released.

Bradberry did not play as well in 2021 as he did in his first year with the Giants in 2020 when he made the Pro Bowl. Bradberry played in all 17 games with 16 starts (99 percent of all defensive snaps), and finished the season with 46 tackles, 17 pass defenses, four interceptions, and one fumble recovery. Those stats were comparable to his 2020 season, but Bradberry was not as consistently strong in coverage in 2021. He was also flagged five times. Bradberry was originally drafted in the 2nd round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Panthers.

REPORTS – GIANTS ADD TWO TO FRONT OFFICE…
While not officially announced, InsideTheLeague.com is reporting that the Giants have hired Dennis Hickey and Scott Hamel.

Hickey has extensive NFL experience, including:

  • 2017-2022: senior college scout, Buffalo Bills
  • 2014-2015: general manager, Miami Dolphins
  • 2011-2013: director of player personnel, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 2004-2010: director of college scouting, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 1998-2003: college scout, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 1996-1997: pro personnel assistant, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Bergen Record is reporting that Hickey will serve as the Giants’ new assistant director of player personnel. Hickey worked with General Manager Joe Schoen in Miami and Buffalo.

Hamel has been a scout with the Chicago Bears since 2015. While his exact role is not yet known, The Bergen Record is reporting that Hamel will serve as an area scout for the Giants.

The Giants fired Director of College Scouting Chris Pettit, Senior Personnel Executive Kyle O’Brien, Senior Pro Scouting Executive Ken Sternfeld, and Senior Pro Scout/Football Systems Analyst Matt Shauger last week.