Giants released K Randy Bullock.
New York's regular kicker Josh Brown is off suspension. Bullock missed an extra point during his one game fill-in.
Giants released LB Jasper Brinkley.
QB Josh Johnson was signed in a corresponding move. It is a surprising decision considering the Giants' lack of depth or quality at linebacker and the fact they gave Brinkley $1.7 million guaranteed in March. With Brinkley out the door, Kelvin Sheppard will likely get the nod at middle linebacker against the Cowboys.
Chargers claimed RB Andre Williams off waivers from the Giants.
Williams was beat out in New York by Orleans Darkwa, rookie Paul Perkins, and Bobby Rainey, but the former fourth-rounder quickly finds a new home where he'll likely slide in as Melvin Gordon's direct backup on early downs.
Giants waived RB Andre Williams.
The No. 113 overall pick of the 2014 draft, Williams has specialized in smashing into brick walls and falling down. He's a "power" runner who doesn't bowl people over, a major problem since he lacks speed and has stone hands. It's frankly surprising he lasted as long as he did in New York. Williams owns a pathetic 3.20 YPC on 305 career carries.
Giants waived QB Logan Thomas and DT Louis Nix.
Thomas couldn't beat out Ryan Nassib for backup duties. Nix, a second-rounder by the Texans in 2014, is one of the worst draft picks in recent memory.
Giants waived CB Leon McFadden.
A third-round pick of the Browns in 2013, McFadden made two appearances for the Giants last season after being signed off the Cards' practice squad in October. He is still only 25, but he is running out of chances.
Giants waived WR Geremy Davis.
A 2015 sixth-rounder, Davis caught two passes for 21 yards in 10 appearances as a rookie. He saw work with the first-team offense early in camp this year, but a hamstring injury slowed him late. With Davis out, Tavarres King looks likely to make the initial 53.
Giants waived WR Anthony Dable.
A 27-year-old French national, Dable lit up the German Football League to the tune of 145 catches for nearly 2,500 yards and 32 scores over the last two seasons. He was never likely to make a roster in his first taste of NFL action, but he is an interesting even if old project for the practice squad. New York also waived WR Darius Powe.
Giants waived WR K.J. Maye, DE Mike Rose, OL Shane McDermott, RB Marshaun Coprich, CB Joe Powell and DT Davon Coleman.
Maye was a priority undrafted free agent out of Minnesota, but probably won't even make the practice squad after getting let loose at first cuts.
Giants waived S Cooper Taylor.
S Bennett Jackson has also been waived. Jackson missed all of 2015 with a torn ACL. Taylor whiffed on a starting job last season before getting on the field for only 84 snaps. He's still only 26, but it's a bad sign he couldn't even survive until final cuts.
Free agent K Randy Bullock will work out for the Giants.
New York also brought in Garrett Hartley for a workout on Monday. With Josh Brown suspended Week 1, the Giants are looking for a veteran option. Bullock converted 19-of-23 field goals in 11 games with the Texans and Jets last season.
The Giants are working out free agent K Garrett Hartley on Monday.
Hartley is the biggest name among a group of kickers at the workout. With Josh Brown suspended for Week 1, the Giants want more security than camp-leg Tom Obarski. As the stories surrounding his suspension get worse, it also remains possible the Giants move on from Brown altogether. Hartley was slated to be the Steelers' kicker last season before a hamstring injury sent him to I.R.
Free agent CB Leon Hall left his Giants visit without a deal.
It was Hall's second visit with the Giants. Hall should be close to fully healthy, but re-signing with the Bengals could be his preferred landing spot.
Free agent CB Leon Hall is visiting the Giants on Wednesday.
In June, it was reported the Giants were "highly unlikely" to sign Hall after he visited them back in May. The team will now see how healthy Hall is coming off back surgery. Hall, 31, could be using the Giants as leverage to get more money out of the Bengals, who are now interested after losing first-rounder William Jackson to a torn pectoral. Hall should sign sometime very soon.
Free agent S Kenny Phillips admits his playing career is over.
"It wasn’t tough to come to grips with it because physically I can’t," Phillips said. "It wasn’t like, ‘OK you’re not good enough.’ Physically it hurts to do this and it hurts to do that. It was a like a no-brainer." Phillips was a 2008 first-rounder of the Giants and spent five seasons with them, winning a Super Bowl. He also signed contracts with the Eagles and Saints, but was never the same due to numerous severe knee injuries. Phillips has returned to college at Miami.
NJ Advance Media's Jordan Raanan believes it is "highly unlikely" the Giants sign free agent SCB Leon Hall (back).
Raanan speculates he will land with the Cardinals or re-sign with the Bengals. With their top three -- Janoris Jenkins, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and rookie Eli Apple -- better fits on the outside, the Giants could still use some help in the slot. They will likely add a veteran at some point. Hall is still recovering from offseason back surgery.
NJ.com reports the Giants' "bridge" with free agent OT Will Beatty is "pretty much burned."
Per reporter Jordan Raanan, Beatty would "only return if he had no other options." On the other side of the coin, Raanan reports the Giants are concerned by "what they perceived as a lack of desire." The G-Men need help/depth opposite LT Ereck Flowers, but aren't treating it as an urgent matter. Beatty has made no known visits in free agency since his February release.
NJ.com reports free agent OT Eugene Monroe is still in play for the Giants.
Monroe would have to play right tackle in the Big Apple, and seems likely to exhaust his potential options on the left side before seriously considering the G-Men. Monroe drew a flurry of preliminary interest when he hit the open market earlier this month, but it's been mostly silent over the past 10 days. With camp a month away, Monroe can take his time and use what little leverage he has.
ESPN New York reports free agent Eugene Monroe is open to playing right tackle.
A previous report said Monroe turned down the Giants because he only wants to play left tackle. With over a month until training camp, Monroe is taking his time before signing. The 49ers, Panthers, and Seattle have all been linked to Monroe.
Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports free agent LT Eugene Monroe turned down an offer from the Giants to play right tackle and isn't willing to play the position.
Monroe is in "no rush" to sign now that OTAs and minicamps are over, leaving five weeks until training camps open. But the 29-year-old is adamant at staying on the left side. Cole mentions the Seahawks and Panthers as options for Monroe, specifically if Carolina wants to move Michael Oher to right tackle. After signing Oher to an extension Friday, we doubt that's the case. Monroe's best fit right now from a position and scheme standpoint would be Seattle.