Jordan Raanan of NJ.com takes a look at twelve Giants players that are currently in danger of not making the final cut.
Raanan mentions that HC Tom Coughlin would prefer to keep only two quarterbacks and it was already announced that Curtis Painter will be the team’s No. 2 quarterback in this weekends preseason game.
Raanan admits that “it’s still unlikely Nassib gets cut, but not completely out of the question right now.”
Nassib, 24, was in the discussion to be the first quarterback off the board during last year’s draft, but he wound up falling to the Giants in the fourth round. Since then, he has yet to solidify the team’s No. 2 quarterback job, despite facing limited competition in training camp.
As for Manningham, he has been running mostly with the second and third-team offenses during training camp. Raanan points out that, even with the team’s top-five receivers sitting out of practice, Manningham still didn’t get reps with the first-team offense.
Manningham, 28, signed a one-year, $795,000 contract with the Giants back in March, so it’s not as though releasing him would have major financial ramifications.
Other players who could be on the chopping block include: TE Adrien Robinson, WR Corey Washington, WR Marcus Harris, FB John Conner, RB Michael Cox, RB Kendall Gaskins, LB Mark Herzlich, CB Charles James, CB Jayron Hosley and S Cooper Taylor.
Last year, he was limited to playing in six games, catching nine passes for 85 yards while playing for the 49ers.