New York Giants: Four Players On The Cusp Of Getting Cut

As the New York Giants’ preseason winds down, coach Ben McAdoo is going to have to make some tough calls. The Giants’ have plenty of talented players on their roster, but not all of them are going to make the cut. Preseason is the time to evaluate these players and see if they can contribute to the team. Here are four New York Giants that are in danger of getting cut before the start of the season.

Larry Donnell

This may come as a major surprise because Larry Donnell currently tops the Giants’ unofficial depth chart at tight end. Donnell had a great stint with the Giants and showed some promise until he sustained a major neck injury. Thankfully, Donnell was told he could continue playing football. However, his long term status with the Giants could be compromised over the matter.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 11: Larry Donnell #84 of the New York Giants exits the field after a game against the San Francisco 49ers at MetLife Stadium on October 11, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

If one of the younger tight ends steps up and proves that they are the more logical long-term option, Donnell could be in trouble. If the Giants weren’t concerned about Donnell’s long term health, they wouldn’t have chosen Jerell Adams in the sixth round this year’s NFL draft. Donnell has to compete with Will Tye, Matt LaCosse, Jerell Adams and Ryan Malleck for a spot on the roster.

Victor Cruz

Victor Cruz can’t get healthy. It’s as simple as that. If Cruz can’t even touch the field by the start of the year, the Giants may not see a point in keeping him on the roster. The New York Giants happen to have an abundance of receivers that have the ability to replace Cruz. Sterling Shepard being one of those receivers who seems to be a future star. Even without Cruz, the Giants managed to make their offense work efficiently last year.

Dwayne Harris gets some work in at receiver often. Second year receiver Geremy Davis got time with the first team offense in the preseason opener. Then there’s Odell Beckham who’s a superstar, and Shepard seems like he will follow in his footsteps. Myles White is a receiver who performed well in practice and is flying under the radar. There are clearly replacement receivers who are hungry and will move up on the depth chart.

Brett Jones

Former CFL star center, Brett Jones, is going to have some trouble keeping a roster spot this season. The New York Giants’ offensive line is finally starting to become healthy. Injuries have plagued the unit over the years and led to holding a good amount of replacements on their roster. Now that the Giants have more wiggle room and a versatile offensive line, Jones’ roster spot is in jeopardy.

If Jones can’t prove that he is a valuable asset to the Giants’ offensive line, he will more than likely get cut from the team. Jones has to compete with Adam Gettis and Shane McDermott if he wants to back up Weston Richburg at center. However, the coaches listed him as the third string left guard on their depth chart. Jones hasn’t proven that he smoothly transitioned from the CFL to the NFL yet. Being able to play both guard and center may be able to save his roster spot.

Jay Bromley

According to CBS Sports, Bromley was recently activated from the PUP list. He’s entering the defensive tackle competition at a disadvantage. Even though there are still three more preseason games to be played, the Giants might have already phased him out of their plan. This past offseason, Jerry Reese focused on bolstering the New York Giants’ defensive line.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 06: Jason Pierre-Paul #90 of the New York Giants celebrates after recovering a fumble in the second quarter with Prince Amukamara #20 and Jay Bromley #96 against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on December 6, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Bromley is entering a competition for a roster spot at a position the Giants’ have depth at. Damon Harrison and Johnathan Hankins are leading the pack. According to NJ, Montori Hughes and Davon Coleman were both ranked ahead of Bromley. This ranking came in before Bromley was activated from the PUP list. It’s clear that Bromley has a lot of work to do ahead of the New York Giants’ next preseason game where he needs to prove himself.

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