Giants waived OT Charles Brown.
A second-round pick by the Saints in 2010, Brown struggled in his first opportunity as a starter with New Orleans last season, and was essentially a swinging gate in his first action with the Giants Week 11 against the 49ers. Brown could get some looks because of his draft pedigree, but he is not an NFL-quality tackle.
The Giants don't plan to use Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in shadow coverage on Dez Bryant.
DRC has been unable to play every defensive snap in recent weeks because of an IT band injury that is affecting his back, leg, and hamstring. Giants DC Perry Fewell mentions CB Chykie Brown, who was plucked off waivers from the Ravens, as a candidate to see extended snaps vs. Bryant on Sunday night. Dez has a touchdown and/or 100-plus yards in eight of his last nine games.
Free agent CB Derek Cox worked out for the Giants on Tuesday.
The Giants lost Prince Amukamara to a torn biceps in Week 9. They're down to Chandler Fenner and Jayron Hosley as the Nos. 3 and 4 corners. Cox wouldn't be much of an upgrade. He hasn't been the same since leaving Jacksonville.
Free agent WR Jon Baldwin worked out for the Giants on Tuesday.
It's the first we've heard of the 2011 first-rounder since he was waived by the Lions in early August. Baldwin appeared in seven games for the 49ers last season, but caught only three passes. He's just about washed out of the NFL.
Free agent Terrelle Pryor is part of a large group working out for the Giants Tuesday.
It's unclear if the Giants are kicking the tires on Pryor as a quarterback or wide receiver. He's also had workouts with the Bengals and Bucs over the last month without getting signed.
Giants worked out free agent RB Felix Jones.
It's a standard bye-week workout, but raises some concern about Rashad Jennings' (knee) status. The Giants also worked out free agent RB Alex Green on Tuesday.
Free agent WR Kevin Ogletree worked out for the Giants on Tuesday.
The Giants are in the market for wideout help after losing Victor Cruz (knee) for the season on Sunday. Ogletree would bring up the rear of the receiver corps, and would remain off the radar in all formats of fantasy.
The Newark Star-Ledger reports Bills WR Mike Williams to the Giants is "not going to happen."
The New York Daily News reported Tuesday morning that the G-Men have "some interest" in the disgruntled wideout, but via a "person familiar with the situation," reporter Jordan Raanan says it isn't happening. It's not surprising. There would be no reason for the Giants, or any other team, to give up compensation for a declining player due $5.2 million guaranteed in 2015.
The New York Daily News reports that the Giants have "some interest" in disgruntled Bills WR Mike Williams.
In the wake of Victor Cruz's season-ending knee injury, the Giants will at least explore Williams. He's been granted permission to seek a trade after getting scratched in Week 6. Still, the Giants would be insane to give up compensation for an average player who is set to make $5.2 million guaranteed in 2015. They're better off going in-house, expanding Odell Beckham's role and giving Preston Parker/Corey Washington shots.
Free agent QB Tajh Boyd worked out for the Giants.
Boyd also visited the Bills this week. He's looking for practice squad work, but remains unsigned. The Giants don't have a No. 3 quarterback and would be a good landing spot.
FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports the Giants are "working to sign" free agent OG Adam Snyder.
Snyder was released by the 49ers on Saturday. The 32-year-old has made 87 career starts, but has generally been bad for the past half-decade. With LG Geoff Schwartz (toe) sidelined, the Giants are looking for quality depth. Snyder would be nothing more than that as a versatile interior lineman.
Free agent G/C Adam Gettis will work out for the Giants on Tuesday.
Gettis was waived by the Redskins last week. He'd be an upside flier for the G-Men's shaky offensive line, but showed very little in two years in Washington.
Giants waived or released RB Michael Cox, DE Jordan Stanton, RB Kendall Gaskins, DB Thomas Gordon, WR Julian Talley, OL Roger Gaines, DB Chandler Fenner, OL Mark Asper and LB Terrell Manning.
Cox got more opportunities than he deserved last season thanks to all the injuries in the Giants' backfield. He ended up with 22 carries for 43 yards and no touchdowns. The Giants have decided to keep Peyton Hillis as their No. 3 running back behind Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams.
Giants released TE Kellen Davis.
Davis got plenty of first-string reps in the black hole known as the Giants' tight end room, but ends up losing out to Adrien Robinson, Daniel Fells and Larry Donnell. Davis could rejoin the Giants after Week 1, when his contract would no longer be fully guaranteed.
Giants waived QB Curtis Painter.
Ryan Nassib wins the No. 2 QB job in New York with a surprisingly solid preseason. Nassib completed 44-of-74 passes for 588 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions in five exhibition games. Painter is an uninspiring backup, but he may get a look.
Giants released FB John Conner.
Conner was competing with Henry Hynoski. Conner hasn't done much since being nicknamed "The Terminator" by Rex Ryan on Hard Knocks in 2010.
Giants released or waived DL Israel Idonije, TE Kellen Davis, CB Bennett Jackson, LB Dan Fox, OL Jamaal Johnson-Webb, OL Adam Gress and DT Kelcy Quarles.
Idonije, 33, was on the roster for less than a month after getting the boot from Chicago earlier this summer. He's at or near the end of the line. Kellen Davis started the Giants' dress rehearsal, but offered next to nothing in the passing game. Jackson is dealing with an ankle injury. He is a candidate for the practice squad.
Broncos acquired K Brandon McManus from the Giants in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick.
The Giants were going to cut McManus, so they do well to get something back. McManus has made both of his field goal attempts this preseason and produced 10 touchbacks on 11 kickoffs. He'll fill in for suspended Matt Prater.
Giants waived or released K Brandon McManus, CB Charles James, LB Spencer Adkins, CB Ross Weaver, CB Kyle Sebetic, DE Emmanuel Dieke, OG John Sullen, WR Travis Harvey, S C.J. Barnett, DT Everett Dawkins, and TE Jerome Cunningham.
McManus gave Josh Brown a run for his money, nailing 2-of-2 field goals with 10 touchbacks on kickoffs. He'll likely get a look from a kicker-needy team.
Free agent S Will Hill has signed with the Arena League's Arizona Rattlers.
Hill was suspended six games for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy last week, and was waived by the Giants on Monday. He'll stay fresh in the Arena League until he's able to return to the NFL in Week 7. Despite all the off-field issues, we'd be surprised if Hill's NFL career is over. He's 24 years old.