|Offense||25th||88.2 (29th)||242.4 (17th)|
|Defense||10th||88.6 (3rd)||251.1 (23rd)|
|89||Adams, Jerell||TE||6-5||247||12/31/1992||R||South Carolina|
|24||Apple, Eli||CB||6-1||199||8/9/1995||R||Ohio State|
|13||Beckham, Odell||WR||5-11||198||11/5/1992||3||Louisiana State|
|29||Berhe, Nat||DB||6-0||194||7/6/1991||3||San Diego State|
|Bowie, Michael||T||6-5||320||9/25/1991||4||Northeastern State (Okla.)|
|80||Cruz, Victor (FA)||WR||6-0||204||11/11/1986||7||Massachusetts|
|38||Deayon, Donte||DB||5-9||158||1/28/1994||R||Boise State|
|84||Donnell, Larry||TE||6-6||265||11/1/1988||4||Grambling State|
|74||Flowers, Ereck||T||6-6||329||4/25/1994||2||Miami (Fla.)|
|5||Gould, Robbie||K||6-0||190||12/6/1981||12||Penn State|
|Grant, Curtis||LB||6-2||240||12/28/1992||R||Ohio State|
|95||Hankins, Johnathan||DT||6-2||320||3/30/1992||4||Ohio State|
|17||Harris, Dwayne||WR||5-10||202||9/16/1987||6||East Carolina|
|98||Harrison, Damon||DT||6-4||350||11/29/1988||5||William Penn|
|68||Hart, Bobby||G||6-4||334||8/21/1994||2||Florida State|
|94||Herzlich, Mark||LB||6-4||246||9/1/1987||6||Boston College|
|Hunter, Michael||CB||6-0||186||4/19/1993||R||Oklahoma State|
|20||Jenkins, Janoris||DB||5-10||198||10/29/1988||5||North Alabama|
|23||Jennings, Rashad (FA)||RB||6-1||231||3/26/1985||8||Liberty|
|8||Johnson, Josh||QB||6-3||215||5/15/1986||8||San Diego|
|46||Johnson, Will||RB||6-2||240||11/14/1988||5||West Virginia|
|69||Jones, Brett||C||6-2||318||7/29/1991||2||Regina (Canada)|
|82||Lewis, Roger||WR||6-0||196||11/27/1993||R||Bowling Green State|
|71||Maponga, Stansly||DE||6-2||265||3/5/1991||3||Texas Christian|
|Murphy, Ryan||DB||6-0||214||10/14/1992||1||Oregon State|
|73||Newhouse, Marshall||G||6-4||328||9/29/1988||7||Texas Christian|
|78||Okwara, Romeo||DE||6-5||265||6/17/1995||R||Notre Dame|
|90||Pierre-Paul, Jason||DE||6-5||278||1/1/1989||7||South Florida|
|Pinkins, Eric||LB||6-3||230||8/7/1991||3||San Diego State|
|Rainey, Bobby||RB||5-8||212||10/16/1987||5||Western Kentucky|
|70||Richburg, Weston||G||6-3||298||7/9/1991||3||Colorado State|
|41||Rodgers-Cromartie, Dominique||DB||6-2||193||4/7/1986||9||Tennessee State|
|Rosas, Aldrick||K||6-2||195||12/30/1994||R||Southern Oregon|
|91||Sheppard, Kelvin||LB||6-2||249||1/2/1988||6||Louisiana State|
|Skinner, Deontae||LB||6-2||250||12/18/1990||2||Mississippi State|
|55||Thomas, J.T.||LB||6-1||236||8/15/1988||6||West Virginia|
|27||Thompson, Darian||SAF||6-1||213||9/22/1993||R||Boise State|
|45||Tye, Will||TE||6-2||262||11/4/1991||2||Stony Brook|
|54||Vernon, Olivier||DE||6-2||275||10/7/1990||5||Miami (Fla.)|
|Virgies, Daryl||RB||5-11||217||//||R||Lynchburg College|
|Wenning, Keith||QB||6-3||225||2/14/1991||1||Ball State|
|49||Whitlock, Nikita||FB||5-10||250||5/16/1991||2||Wake Forest|
|97||Williams, Ishaq||DE||6-4||253||2/22/1993||R||Notre Dame|
|Wing, Brad||P||6-3||205||1/27/1991||3||Louisiana State|
|47||Unga, Uani' (IR)||LB||6-1||233||12/28/1987||2||Brigham Young|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
Picks that have signed are:
Fourth-round guard Terry Poole, fourth-round guard Mark Glowinski, sixth-round defensive end Obum Gwacham, fifth-round cornerback Tye Smith, sixth-round center Kristjan Sokoli and seventh-round safety Ryan Murphy.
Jennings had a disappointing season in 2016. He entered the season as the Giants' top running back but produced just 794 total yards while having the lowest yards per catch of his career and the lowest yards per carry average since joining the Giants in 2014. His release gives the Giants an extra $2.5 million in cap space and leaves Paul Perkins and Shane Vereen as the team's top running backs. Jennings is now free to sign with any team.
Wynn missed the previous two games due to a concussion. His absence from Wednesday's injury report seemingly indicates he has passed the team's concussion protocol, however their has been no official word. The 25-year-old does appear on track for a return in Week 11 though.
Lacosse missed the entirety of last season with a torn ACL and only played in two games during his 2015 rookie season, so he has much to prove before becoming a factor in the Giants offense.
Perkins bided his time as a rookie behind Jennings and Shane Vereen, earning his first touches in Week 4 and reaching the Giants' Week 8 bye with just eight rushes and six receptions to his name. Once November rolled around, though, he was allotted double-digit carries in six of 10 games (including playoffs), the final two of which he acted as the starting running back. Moving forward, Perkins won't be shackled by the presence of Jennings, but pass-catching back Shane Vereen is still in the picture, assuming he recovers fully from surgery on his triceps and isn't a cap casualty in the coming months.
Thomas was largely a special teams player, so his absence won't have an impact on the defense.
Currently on injured reserve due to a mid-foot sprain, the fullback will serve the suspension whenever he receives a clean bill of health.
Overall, it was a strong rookie season for Apple, and he should see even more snaps in 2017 playing opposite Janoris Jenkins with Rodgers-Cromartie guarding the slot.
Tye, the Giants' starting tight end a season ago, was one of three exclusive rights free agents that the team re-signed. The 25-year-old hauled in 48 passes for 395 yards and a touchdown last season and barring any offseason additions at the position, Tye looks positioned to open 2017 as a starter. The Giants reportedly have no intention of re-signing former starter Larry Donnell, who is an unrestricted free agent.
When both Rashad Jennings and Shane Vereen required respites early in the season, Darkwa earned the first two starts of his career, but two residual effects were discomfort in his lower leg and no offensive touches after Week 5. Eventually landing on injured reserve between Weeks 12 and 13, Darkwa's subsequent procedure included insertion of a plate on his tibia, according to Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com. Assuming he completes his rehab within the aforementioned time span, Darkwa will be healthy long before the offseason program kicks off in April.
Odighizuwa's absence won't have too big of an impact on the Giants' defense, with Olivier Vernon and Kerry Wynn starting at defensive end.
Donnell has spent all four of his professional seasons with the Giants, but he's failed to build on his faux-breakout 2014 campaign that included 63 catches for 623 yards and six touchdowns. In fact, besides that season, the 28-year-old boasts just 47 catches for 346 yards and three scores in his career. While missing 10 games over the past two seasons has contributed toward that decline in production, Donnell is nonetheless now slated to resume his career elsewhere in 2017.
Cruz's meeting with the Panthers comes after he was released by the Giants last week. While Cruz left Carolina without signing a contract, which he's free to do at any time this offseason, his history with Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman could bode in the team's favor. Gettleman was a member of the Giants front office when the club signed Cruz as an undrafted free agent in 2010. Although injuries have largely contributed toward Cruz's recent decline, the 30-year-old could add needed experience to Carolina's receiving corps, which lacked an impactful slot option this past season.
"It was just like any other injury," Flowers said, per NJ.com. "You've got to play through it and get through it.
"I guess we'll see. In my head, I'm looking to play."
Beckham started off the game with an 11-yard reception on his first target, but had a difficult time coming down with the ball thereafter, including on a possible touchdown reception in the first half. The Packers certainly did their part to make life difficult on the talented receiver as well, often bracketing him with double coverage. The end result was a frustrating afternoon for Beckham, despite the fact that he was the only Giants player with double-digits targets. Even though he produced a relatively modest four 100-yard outings in 2016, Beckham wraps up his third Giants campaign with a new career high in receptions (101), although his 10 touchdowns, while certainly impressive, were the least he's tallied in any of his three pro seasons.
Sensabaugh appears to have gotten hurt during Friday's practice. The details surrounding his situation aren't clear and he isn't certain to be ready in time for the Giants' first taste of postseason action next weekend.
The 23-year-old rookie was expected to be a significant contributor for the Giants this season, after earning the team's starting free safety job during camp this summer. However, after playing in just a pair of games, Thompson suffered a foot injury and has been unable to get on the field since. He's opted to undergo surgery on his foot, so he'll finish his first NFL campaign with seven tackles. Nat Berhe will likely start next to Landon Collins at the two safety spots, although the Giants could very well add some additional depth from the free agent pool.
Pierre-Paul is currently slated to hit free agency next month, but in releasing wide receiver Victor Cruz and running back Rashad Jennings on Monday, the Giants freed salary-cap room to ensure they're equipped to meet JPP's desires and keep him off the open market. With that end in mind, the team is anticipated to escalate talks with Pierre-Paul in the coming days and weeks, with a $12 million-per-year contract reportedly a realistic figure for striking a deal. After playing just eight games in 2015 following a notorious fireworks accident, Pierre-Paul registered 53 tackles and seven sacks while defending eight passes in 12 appearances this past season.
Gould took over early in the year for Josh Brown who was released and hit all 10 of his regular-season field-goal attempts and both of his ones in the postseason. He did miss three PATs, however, and none of his field goals were from beyond 50 yards. It's unclear yet whether the Giants will bring him back for 2017.
Overshadowed by his more famous linemates, Hankins is a solid run stuffer in his own right and managed three sacks as an interior lineman.
"We've got some guys that we're moving around," coach Chuck Pagano said, per ESPN. "Come training camp, still going to be some competition."
As an undrafted free agent, Lewis never seriously threatened the trio of Odell Beckham, Sterling Shepard, and Cruz for snaps, but his ability on special teams helped him avoid the inactive list starting in Week 4 last season. Despite starting for Cruz in Week 10, Lewis never posted more than one reception in a given game, finishing the campaign with seven receptions (on 19 targets) for 97 yards and two touchdowns across 13 contests. Lewis far outpaced fellow wideout Tavarres King in terms of snaps -- 207 versus 76 -- but the latter showed late-season promise as a receiver, gathering in a 44-yard pass in Week 17 before notching the Giants' only touchdown during their wild-card defeat in Green Bay. As a result, King may have a leg up this offseason, but Lewis will nonetheless compete for the third receiver job behind Beckham and Shepard.
Assuming he plays, the rookie will make his career debut in Sunday's game against the Eagles. Williams came into the league as a linebacker, but he will be playing defensive end for the foreseeable future. He figures to help provide depth at the position.
Wing was acquired from the Steelers last year, when he finished 2015 with a 44.5-yard punt average. The Australian also pinned 33 of his 76 punts inside the 20-yard line. According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, Wing's three-year extension is worth $6.45 million.
Thomas played in just eight games in 2016, seeing the field for 68 snaps. He recorded five tackles, including a sack, while flashing some decent pass rush potential. He'll have a chance to compete for a larger role with the team in 2017.
Manning was victimized by multiple drops on the part of his receivers throughout the game, but he still turned in a serviceable stat line. He started off the game hot, completing seven of his first 10 throws, and also fired a 41-yard scoring dart to rookie speedster Tavarres King in the third quarter to bring New York to within 14-13 at the time. However, a Giants defense that appeared to have Aaron Rodgers' number for the majority of the first half seemed to deflate after another successful Rodgers' Hail Mary just before intermission, and the game got progressively away from them in the second half. Manning's 13th season thus ends in disappointing fashion, but he did manage to throw for 4,000 yards for the third straight campaign, although his 86.0 QBR was notably his lowest in the last three seasons.
The Giants needed to make room for running back Shane Vereen (triceps) to return from IR, so Gettis' roster spot was given up.
'Unga, a one-time starter for the Giants back in 2015, spent the entire season on injured reserve with an unknown injury. He'll need to get healthy in order to land another contract.
Nassib contended with elbow soreness at various points in the season, and with two games remaining, the Giants will look toward to future and a likely playoff berth. No matter if that goal is realized, Nassib will yield backup QB duties to Josh Johnson moving forward.
After suffering an ankle injury last Sunday in Pittsburgh, Harris followed a DNP/limited/limited practice regimen in preparation for Week 14. With only one catch on the season, though, his viability is completely tied to his ability as a returner.
Jackson entered this week as questionable after suffering a quadriceps injury against New Orleans in Week 16. Jacquizz Rodgers and rookie Devonta Freeman will share the load. Jackson could return to action in the postseason, if Atlanta defeat Carolina on Sunday.
"I am in control of things," Richburg said of the center position.
Richburg will be anchoring a Giants line that is in flux, with five new players at the five line positions. The 6-foot-3, 296-pound Richburg started 45 games at center while at Colorado State, but spent his rookie season learing on the fly at left guard.
"Compared to last year, I feel very comfortable where I am at," he said. "After doing that last year, I think it is easy to come inside and make that transition. There are still some things you have to get used to, but I did those things in college. It’ll be an adjustment, but not as much as it was going to guard."
Thompson is expected to compete for playing time at free safety. He started 31 games at Texas and recorded 213 tackles and a pair of interceptions.
Hart will attempt to make the transition from tackle, where he started every game for Florida State over the last two seasons and earned All-ACC honors both years.
Bromley underwent ankle surgery to help alleviate pain from bone spurs in his foot, but is now back to full strength. Look for Bromley to return to the practice field early this week, where he'll have to fight for a final roster spot, as he currently projects to be just a deep reserve on the Giants' defensive line.
The Giants placed Shane Vereen (triceps) on injured reserve, so Winn will be brought onto the roster to restore some depth at the position. Winn will find himself fourth on the team's depth chart, however, so it's unlikely he'll produce much in the way of fantasy value over the final two weeks of the season.
Thompson was placed on IR after suffering an undisclosed knee injury in Sunday's win over the Saints. Thompson could be brought back after he spends six weeks on the IR, but it doesn't seem likely the Giants will use their only designated return on the rookie. The 23-year-old ends his season with one tackle as he mostly served as a reserve safety.
Berhe was limited in practice throughout the week and likely could've played Sunday if the Giants needed him. New York is locked into the five seed for the playoffs and didn't need to force Berhe back before he's completely healthy. He appears to have a good chance at returning from his five week absence in the wildcard round of the playoffs next week.
Casillas had a solid season as the team's starting weak side linebacker with 96 total tackles (62 solo, 34 assists), 1.5 sacks and eight passes defensed.
After missing the entire week of practice, Robinson will suit up Sunday. He could see his reps monitored because of the injury, in which case Mark Herzlich could have an expanded role on defense.
The rookie got off to a strong start with receptions of 26 and 13 yards on the Giants' second possession, but he managed to haul in just two of his subsequent seven targets. Shepard was also guilty of some drops, which was one of the recurring themes in the wild-card loss. Despite the disappointing finish to the season, Shepard wrapped up his impressive rookie regular-season campaign with 65 receptions for 683 yards and eight touchdowns, and proved to be one of Eli Manning's must trusted red-zone options.
He finished the regular season with a whopping 100 solo tackles and 25 assists, four sacks, five interceptions and a touchdown, making him easily the top IDP defensive back and a centerpiece of the Giants defense for 2017.
After supposedly completing his rehab from an injured triceps, Vereen returned from a nine-game absence in Week 14, only to aggravate the concern in just his second outing back in the fold. He'll thus end his second campaign with the Giants with 33 carries for 158 yards and one touchdown, which was accompanied by a typical 11 receptions (on 19 targets) for 94 yards across five appearances.
Norwood has spent the past couple months as a member of the Giants' practice squad, and he'll have an opportunity to make the team's active roster throughout the upcoming offseason. After being drafted by the Seahawks in 2014, Norwood has recorded just nine receptions for 102 yards on 11 targets in regular season action since.
Johnson will move up the depth chart in the absence of Ryan Nassib, who is inactive Sunday due to elbow soreness. The 30-year-old has yet to take a snap this season, and hasn't completed a pass in the NFL since the 2011 season with Tampa Bay.
Herzlich will miss his second consecutive game due to the concussion, so Keenan Robinson figures to see additional playing time at outside linebacker.
The catch was just Rainey's third touch since New York's Week 8 bye. Thursday was the veteran's first game with double-digit offensive snaps since the bye as he has settled into more of a special-teams role after looking like a potential scatback earlier in the year.
Bowie is itching to get started. He missed all of last season due to a shoulder injury after starting for Seattle on its Super Bowl title team in 2013. He is seeking to stay in tip-top shape in an attempt to land a starting spot on a Cleveland line that is the strength of the team.
"It's up to them to decide who is the best five," Bowie told the team website. "All I can do is take care of my business. Hopefully I can get a shot. That's what I'm working for."
Bowie participated fully in the offseason program, working mostly with the second team at right tackle. That will likely be the spot at which he competes for a starting job. Incumbent Mitchell Schwartz has not performed particularly well there and Mike Pettine has vowed there will be competition all over the field in camp.
Compared to last year's o-line, only two players are back but even those guys have switched positions and shifted along the line. Justin Pugh has gone from right tackle to left guard and Weston Richburg shifted from left guard to center.
Will Beatty, who was a mainstay at left tackle last season, will miss five to six months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle. Beatty's injury has paved the way for rookie Ereck Flowers to step in at the left tackle position.
Quaterback Eli Manning is still adjusting to all the moving pieces in front of him.
"Obviously, having a new center can be an adjustment," Manning said. "But (Weston) Richburg was here last year and I got snaps with him last year, so that hasn't been a big deal. Anytime you have a rookie at left tackle, it can be an adjustment."
Johnson suffered a stinger early on in the preseason and hadn't returned since. He had an MRI done on his shoulder which he claims came back clean, but the doctors didn't know when he would get strength back in his arm, so the Giants decided to shut him down for the year.
The three-year vet struggled to make enough noise during his tenure in Seattle. Pinkins, 25, tallied just two tackles last season.
The 28-year-old, who racked up 105 tackles in 16 games for the Dolphins last season, bolsters the Giants' depth at linebacker, but it remains to be seen if his role in the New York defense will allow him to approach triple-digit tackles again in 2016.
Edwards suffered a torn ACL in May and reverted to injured reserve after clearing waivers. He'll hit the open market in the offseason but will likely need to show teams he's fully recovered in order to land another contract.
Last season, the Giants' passing attack largely revolved around Odell Beckham, Sterling Shepard, Victor Cruz, and Will Tye, each of whom received at least 70 targets. Among the remaining skill position players, only running back Rashad Jennings (42) surpassed 25, while the next most utilized wideout was Roger Lewis with (19). Meanwhile, King carried just one six-yard catch into Week 17, when he doubled his reception count with a 44-yard grab. Proving it wasn't an aberration, Lewis recorded the Giants' sole touchdown in a three-catch, 73-yard performance in their wild-card loss at Green Bay. With Cruz now out of the picture, King will have every chance to lock down a regular role on the outside.
Hall's absence comes as a bit of a surprise given his usage as the slot corner throughout the season thus far along with his veteran experience. The Giants' defensive scheme in Week 9 figures to deploy Janoris Jenkins and Eli Apple on the outside with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie covering the slot, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
After landing on the Giants' injury report Thursday, Adams closed out the week with back-to-back limited sessions. The preceding wasn't exactly enough to forecast inactive status in Week 17, but the offense will nonetheless roll with Will Tye as the obvious No. 1 tight end. Due to the team's liberal use of TEs, though, Larry Donnell will likely earn some snaps as well Sunday.
Wenning, who was promoted to the Bengals' active roster on Dec. 16, is thus a McCarron (left wrist) injury setback away from seeing his first NFL regular season action. Whether he remains the team's backup QB once the postseason begins hinges on the status of Dalton, who is slated to have his balky right thumb examined Monday.
Halapio, a sixth-round pick a season ago, was released by the Broncos in May. Rooks was a sixth-round pick by the Saints last year and spent the entire year on their practice squad before signing with the Cardinals in January.
Pugh said he feels 100% heading into Week 15 after missing the last five games due to a knee sprain. Look for more updates to come once the practice reports are released this week.
Rosas had a tryout with the Giants in November but didn't end up making the team. With the team's current kicker, Robbie Gould, set to be a free agent this offseason, Rosas will have a chance to be the Giants' starting kicker in 2017.
Defensive back Terrell Thomas (knee), defensive linemen Damontre Moore (hamstring) and Linval Joseph (ankle), and linebackers Mark Herzlich (toe) and Zak DeOssie (back) were all able to play through their injuries Thursday.
Moore left after taking a big hit in the third quarter, but he'll be able to practice in full and shouldn't be held back at all now that he's been found to not have a concussion. Moore had been playing with the second team defense and figures to stay in that spot going forward.
Rodgers-Cromartie went down on the second play from scrimmage. Trevin Wade will see additional playing time unless he returns.