New York Giants Cut Five Players 6/21/10

June 21, 2010

The New York Giants got right to business on Monday morning, following this father’s day weekend. The G-Men cut five players today, on the official first day of summer (summer solstice) and one of them might surprise you. Throughout the minicamp practices, two players were locked in a battle for a starting role. Of course, it isn’t the most sexy position but punters Matt Dodge and Jy Bond have finally found out who won the fight.

Punter Jy Bond was cut from the team today, so it looks like rookie Matt Dodge will be the New York Giants punter this season. Ex-Giants punter Jeff Feagles was spotted working with the guys during minicamp. I loved hearing that he was coaching/helping at the stadium and wonder if GM Jerry Reese has already offered him a coaching job with the team?

The Giants official website said that the team needed to cut these five players in order to make room to sign their draft picks. So far, rookie safety Chad Jones is the only rookie to sign (4-year deal) with the team. Does the fact that the team only released five players, mean that only five out of the remaining six rookies will be signed? Who would seem to be the odd man out in this scenario?

The players who are safe include S Chad Jones. DE Jason Pierre-Paul, LB Phillip Dillard, DT Linval Joseph, OG Mitch Petrus and P Matt Dodge. That leaves rookie LB/DE Adrian Tracy the odd man out from what I can see happening. The only player I can see him going up against out of this draft class, is OG Mitch Petrus. One of those two guys will be gone before the season starts and if I had to bet, I would say Adrian Tracy will be gone. We still need to see who the team decides to replace WR Domenik Hixon with. Hixon will miss the entire 2010 season with a torn ACL. We are almost at the end of June, which is one of the more quiet months for NFL news. Things will begin to pick up speed in July though.

Let’s take a look at the five players who were cut today 6/21/10.

– Jy Bond, P

– Vince Anderson, DB

– Carson Butler, TE

– Lee Campbell, LB

– Micah Johnson, LB

What do you think about the five players that were cut today? Were there any you hoped would make the final roster?

RD – nygreporter.com


2010 New York Giants: The Tight Ends

April 7, 2010

Were you happy for former Giant Jeremy Shockey, when you saw him win the Super Bowl or were  you hating on him? (Congrats Jeremy) The New York Giants have become a more calmer and methodical team in recent years. The fire that Jeremy Shockey brings to a team is missing. That doesn’t mean it is a bad thing either, it’s just the way it is. TE Kevin Boss has stepped up and become a reliable tight end. He has made many terrific catches, some in heavy traffic, to keep the Giants in close games. I would love to see Boss get more balls thrown his way. He has proven to be willing and able. The Giants currently have five tight ends on the roster.

Travis Beckum is a different story. He is a TE with a lot of promise but someone who didn’t get much playing time last season, which was his rookie year. Some have said that he plays like a WR and could even be thrown into certain situations as such. Giants fans are curious to see Beckum have a great game and prove he call ball at the next level. His lack of playing time wasn’t his fault though, the coaches were having a field day with the productivity of the wide receivers in 2009. The other tight ends are brought in mostly for blocking situations. One of them will surely be off the roster by the time the season starts. This is one area that I expect to see a genuine competition brewing, once training camp begins.

What do you think about the current New York Giants Tight End situation? Is this an area of the team that might still be addressed in free agency or the draft?

Here is a list of the current 2010 New York Giants Tight Ends:

1. Kevin Boss #89

2. Travis Beckum #47

3. Bear Pascoe #86

4. Carson Butler #49

5. Scott Chandler #85

RD – NYGReporter.com