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New York Giants

Stadium: MetLife Stadium | Coach: Ben McAdoo
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense6th99.0 (19th)297.7 (5th)
Defense10th77.3 (5th)262.3 (15th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
33Adams, Andrew DB5-1120210/28/1992RConnecticut
89Adams, Jerell TE6-524712/31/1992RSouth Carolina
24Apple, Eli CB6-11998/9/1995ROhio State
65Beatty, Will T6-63193/2/19858Connecticut
13Beckham, Odell WR5-1119811/5/19923Louisiana State
29Berhe, Nat FS6-01947/6/19913San Diego State
96Bromley, Jay DT6-33065/28/19923Syracuse
3Brown, Josh K6-02024/29/197914Nebraska
52Casillas, Jonathan OLB6-12276/3/19878Wisconsin
21Collins, Landon SS6-02251/10/19942Alabama
80Cruz, Victor WR6-020411/11/19867Massachusetts
26Darkwa, Orleans RB6-02152/28/19923Tulane
51DeOssie, Zak LS6-42495/24/198410Brown
84Donnell, Larry TE6-626511/1/19884Grambling State
74Flowers, Ereck T6-63294/25/19942Miami (Fla.)
93Goodson, B.J. OLB6-12425/29/1993RClemson
25Hall, Leon DB5-1119512/9/19849Michigan
95Hankins, Johnathan DT6-23203/30/19924Ohio State
17Harris, Dwayne WR5-102029/16/19876East Carolina
98Harrison, Damon DT6-435011/29/19885William Penn
68Hart, Bobby T6-43348/21/19942Florida State
94Herzlich, Mark OLB6-42469/1/19876Boston College
79Hughes, Montori DT6-43508/25/19904Tennessee-Martin
 Hunter, Michael CB6-01864/19/1993ROklahoma State
20Jenkins, Janoris CB5-1019810/29/19885North Alabama
23Jennings, Rashad RB6-12313/26/19858Liberty
77Jerry, John G6-53406/14/19867Mississippi
8Johnson, Josh QB6-32155/15/19866San Diego
69Jones, Brett C6-23187/29/19912Regina (Canada)
59Kennard, Devon OLB6-32516/24/19913USC
15King, Tavarres WR6-12007/14/19902Georgia
82Lewis, Roger WR6-019611/27/1993RBowling Green State
10Manning, Eli QB6-42181/3/198113Mississippi
12Nassib, Ryan QB6-22233/10/19904Syracuse
73Newhouse, Marshall T6-43289/29/19887Texas Christian
58Odighizuwa, Owa DE6-32704/1/19922UCLA
78Okwara, Romeo DE6-52656/17/1995RNotre Dame
28Perkins, Paul RB5-1020811/16/1994RUCLA
90Pierre-Paul, Jason DE6-52781/1/19897South Florida
67Pugh, Justin G6-43018/15/19904Syracuse
43Rainey, Bobby RB5-821210/16/19875Western Kentucky
70Richburg, Weston C6-32987/9/19913Colorado State
57Robinson, Keenan LB6-32387/7/19895Texas
41Rodgers-Cromartie, Dominique CB6-21934/7/19869Tennessee State
87Shepard, Sterling WR5-101942/10/1993ROklahoma
91Sheppard, Kelvin MLB6-22491/2/19886Louisiana State
99Thomas, Robert NT6-33252/18/19911Arkansas
27Thompson, Darian SAF6-12139/22/1993RBoise State
45Tye, Will TE6-226211/4/19912Stony Brook
34Vereen, Shane RB5-102053/2/19896California
54Vernon, Olivier DE6-227510/7/19905Miami (Fla.)
31Wade, Trevin DB5-101908/1/19895Arizona
9Wing, Brad P6-32051/27/19913Louisiana State
72Wynn, Kerry DE6-52642/12/19913Richmond
Injured Players
83Edwards, Ben (IR) WR6-02004/10/19921Richmond
46Johnson, Will (IR) RB6-224011/14/19885West Virginia
81LaCosse, Matt (IR) TE6-52619/21/19921Illinois
55Thomas, J.T. (IR) OLB6-12368/15/19886West Virginia
22Thompson, Mykkele (IR) DB6-01934/22/19932Texas
47Unga, Uani' (IR) LB6-123312/28/19872Brigham Young
Practice Squad
18Davis, Geremy WR6-22171/10/19922Connecticut
38Deayon, Donte DB5-91581/28/1994RBoise State
60Gettis, Adam T6-230512/9/19885Iowa
 Gibson, Laurence T6-63053/19/19911Virginia Tech
71Maponga, Stansly DE6-22653/5/19914Texas Christian
 Ola, Michael T6-53124/19/19883Hampton
86Powe, Darius WR6-32203/15/1994RCalifornia
 Skinner, Deontae LB6-225012/18/19902Mississippi State
61Williams, Ishaq DE6-42532/22/1993RNotre Dame
Suspended Players
49Whitlock, Nikita FB5-102505/16/19912Wake Forest
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
N.Y. Giants6-4325.26-3300.326.12137
 
 
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Position Listing
Michael Ola
News
The Bears ruled the following players inactive for Monday's game against the Saints: kicker Robbie Gould (quad), safety Chris Conte (back), cornerback Terrance Mitchell, offensive lineman Michael Ola (back), quarterback David Fales, defensive end Trevor Scott and defensive tackle Brandon Dunn.
Rashad Jennings
News
Jennings (thumb) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Redskins.

With the long term in mind, the Giants will hold Jennings out of commission in order to avoid any setback with his left thumb. The backfield will thus be headed by Shane Vereen and (to a lesser extent) Orleans Darkwa, but the absence could afford rookie Paul Perkins with his first career touches.

Injury
Thumb - Questionable for Week 4 at Minnesota
Josh Brown
News
Brown was reinstated from his suspension Monday.

The Giants stuck by him despite allegations of domestic abuse, and he's likely to be their kicker against the Saints this week.

Michael Hunter
No Updates
Kerry Wynn
News
Wynn (undisclosed) finished the preseason with 4 tackles, a pass defensed, and and pick-six.

Wynn missed the team's first two games for undisclosed reasons but came on strong when he was finally healhty. His 73-yard pick six was one of the Giants' best plays of the preseason. He looks to be a rotational defensive lineman once the regular season begins, and the primary backup to Jason Pierre-Paul.

Matt LaCosse
News
LaCosse (knee) was placed on the Giants' injured reserve list on Tuesday.

LaCosse injured his knee at the onset of training camp that has since required surgery. There is no timeline for his return.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Paul Perkins
News
Perkins is active for Sunday's game versus the Redskins.

Perkins has yet to receive his first touch as a professional, but with typical starting running back Rashad Jennings (thumb) on the pine, the rookie could factor into the ground game in Week 3. In order to do so, Perkins will have to hurdle starter Shane Vereen and fellow reserve Orleans Darkwa in the RB pecking order.

J.T. Thomas
News
Thomas was placed on injured reserve with torn ligaments in his knee.

Thomas was largely a special teams player, so his absence won't have an impact on the defense.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Nikita Whitlock
News
Whitlock (foot) has been suspended 10 games for a violation of the NFL's policy on performance enhancing substances.

Currently on injured reserve due to a mid-foot sprain, the fullback will serve the suspension whenever he receives a clean bill of health.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended for 10 games
Damon Harrison
News
Harrison (knee) was removed from the PUP list Tuesday, The Record's Art Stapleton reports.

Harrison missed the first few days of training camp due to some minor swelling in his knee. Despite signing a five-year, $46.5 million contract in the offseason, the run-stuffing nose tackle is highly unlikely to have any IDP value. He should, however, provide a much-needed boost to his new team's run defense.

Eli Apple
News
Apple suffered a hamstring injury during Sunday's game against the Redskins and will not return, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

Apple's injury raises concerns about depth in the Giants' secondary. Hamstring injuries can be very troublesome, and if Apple is forced to miss extended time, Leon Hall and Trevin Wade will be the only cornerbacks left to back up starters Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Janoris Jenkins.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for Week 4 at Minnesota
Will Tye
News
Tye caught 3-of-5 targets or 14 yards Sunday. One of the incompletions was an interception on a route which it looked like he stopped prematurely.

Tye and Larry Donnell (four targets) are splitting the receiving duties in roughly equal measure. Neither has much upside.

Orleans Darkwa
News
Darkwa could be in line for an increased role due to Shane Vereen's season-ending triceps injury, the New York Daily News reports.

With Rashad Jennings (thumb) on the pine Sunday versus the Redskins, Darkwa split the RB touches with Vereen, garnering 10 carries for 53 yards and one touchdown. Meanwhile, Vereen had 11 runs for 67 yards and a touchdown, which he supplemented with two receptions (on five targets) for 28 yards. With Vereen out of the picture and Jennings' status up in the air, Darkwa could take the reins of the backfield in the short term, though head coach Ben McAdoo stated Monday that rookie Paul Perkins is "ready to step up." The situation will be one to monitor closely as next Monday's game in Minnesota approaches.

Montori Hughes
News
Hughes (coach's decision) is inactive for the Giants' Week 2 game against the Saints.

Hughes is not injured and appears to simply be a healthy scratch this week.

Owa Odighizuwa
News
Odighizuwa has had a strong camp and could see work both inside and out on the defensive line this year.

With Jason Pierre-Paul and Olivier Vernon around Odighizuwa probably won't see a huge snap count, but he's a skilled pass rusher, and the Giants will get him on the field as an interior lineman on passing downs.

Larry Donnell
News
Donnell caught three of four targets for 11 yards Sunday.

Donnell is splitting reps with fellow TE Will Tye, mostly catching short passes in Ben McAdoo's offense.

Victor Cruz
News
Cruz caught all three of his targets for 70 yards Sunday against the Redskins.

Cruz continues to produce, but for some reason the Giants targeted him only three times against a banged-up Redskins secondary. He'll have a tougher matchup this week against the Vikings.

Janoris Jenkins
News
Jenkins will sign a contract with the Giants when free agency begins Wednesday at 4:00 ET, the New York Daily News reports.

After spending his first four seasons with the Rams, Jenkins will head to New York on a multi-year deal that will average over $12 million per season. He will likely take the starting cornerback spot opposite Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie from Prince Amukamara, who was allowed to become a free agent and is now even more unlikely to return to the Giants.

John Jerry
News
Giants left tackle Ereck Flowers, who hurt his ankle Sunday against the Cowboys, was able to practice in a limited capacity Wednesday. Although, his availability for Week 2 against the Falcons is still to be determined.

"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."

With Will Beatty on the PUP list, John Jerry would likely be tasked with protecting quarterback Eli Manning's blindside Sunday, if Flowers can't play.

Odell Beckham
News
Beckham was fined $36,000 for a blindside hit away from the play against the Saints' Kenny Vaccaro in Week 2, Fox's Jay Glazer reports.

The fine was high because of his past history, and Glazer hinted that it could put him on notice with officials in anticipation of Week 3's matchup against the Redskins and Josh Norman.

Darian Thompson
News
Thompson (foot) should be back in a couple of weeks, Jordan Raanan of ESPN reports.

There were concerns that Thompson had suffered a dreaded Lisfranc in Week 2's matchup against the Saints, an injury that would have held him out for an exceeding amount of time. Luckily, it was just a sprain, and while the Giants will be very thin at safety for the next couple of weeks, Thompson should be good to go for the bulk of the Giants' season.

Injury
Foot - Doubtful for Week 4 at Minnesota
Jason Pierre-Paul
News
Pierre-Paul (shoulder) is active for Sunday's Week 2 matchup with the Saints, the team's official site reports.

The standout defensive end will be ready to roll in a game in which the Giants defense figures to need all of the reinforcements it can muster against Drew Brees and company. Pierre-Paul contributed six tackles (four solo) in the opener against the Cowboys, and his Week 2 status had been in doubt after missing practice Thursday and Friday.

Brett Jones
News
Giants center Brett Jones has been placed on injured reserve, ending his season, reports the New York Daily News.

Jones recently suffered an MCL sprain in his knee. Jones was signed earlier this year after playing in the Canadian Football League.

Johnathan Hankins
News
Hankins is fully healthy as the Giants begin their offseason work this week.

Hankins was ruled out for the season after tearing his pectoral muscle in November of last year, but has since fully recovered in time for this week's offseason work. One of the league's better young interior defensive linemen, Hankins boasts 81 tackles and seven sacks in 25 games over the past two seasons, and could benefit further from playing alongside offseason signing Damon Harrison this year.

Roger Lewis
News
Lewis (coach's decision) is inactive for the Giants' Week 2 tilt against the Saints.

Buried on the depth chart at receiver, Lewis is simply a healthy scratch this week.

Andrew Adams
No Updates
Ishaq Williams
No Updates
Geremy Davis
News
Davis didn't make the team's final 53-man roster.

He was an early favorite in camp, but a hamstring injury slowed him, and he had no role on special teams. If he doesn't end up elsewhere, he'll wind up on the practice squad.

Ereck Flowers
News
Giants rookie offensive tackle Ereck Flowers has been ruled out for the rest of the game Sunday against Atlanta with a sprained ankle, per The Record.
Brad Wing
News
Wing has signed a contract extension with the Giants through the 2019 season.

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.

Robert Thomas
News
Thomas (illness) is ruled out for Sunday's tilt with Washington.

Thomas was a non-participant at practice throughout the week. Montori Hughes could fill his void as a backup if needed.

Injury
Illness - Questionable for Week 4 at Minnesota
Eli Manning
News
Manning completed 19-of-28 passes for 207 yards with three touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 20-19 win at Dallas.

Manning spread things around, as five different players caught at least three passes. While Manning didn't do a lot of damage with Odell Beckham, other than a 45-yard pass, he utilized rookie Sterling Shepard and veteran Victor Cruz, as both players caught a touchdown pass. Expect Manning to possibly post a better yardage total next week against New Orleans, which had trouble stopping Oakland's Derek Carr on Sunday.

Donte Deayon
No Updates
Adam Gettis
News
The Giants declared linebacker Devon Kennard (toe), wideout Corey Washington, cornerback Jayron Hosley, offensive linemen Adam Gettis and Eric Herman, defensive tackle Dominique Hamilton and tight end Jerome Cunningham inactive for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
Uani' Unga
News
Unga (neck) is active for Sunday's game in Washington.

Prior to missing three of the last four games due to a neck injury, Unga was among the Giants' leaders in tackles, but Jasper Brinkley has assumed mostly regular duty at middle linebacker during that span. As a result, Unga can't be trusted to match his output from the first half of the season.

Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Ryan Nassib
News
Nassib completed 7 of 15 passes for 75 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions in Friday's 27-10 preseason loss to the Dolphins. He also gained 12 yards on three carries and lost a fumble.

With Eli Manning getting the night off, Nassib received extended action and provided a mixed bag of a performance. Nassib got off to a positive start, leading the Giants on a game-opening touchdown drive but subsequently turning the ball over on three consecutive second-quarter possessions. The third-year signal-caller sandwiched interceptions to Bobby McCain and A.J. Hendy around a fumble on a scramble that was returned by Spencer Paysinger to the Dolphins' five-yard line, setting up a Damien Williams touchdown. The 26-year-old is expected to continue to see extended action throughout the preseason.

Dwayne Harris
News
Harris will be fine to play Sunday against the Cowboys despite having to leave Thursday's practice early due to heat exhaustion, Newsday reports.

Harris' exit from practice Thursday wasn't expected to impact his status for Week 1, so his latest update confirms that notion. The Giants' top kick returner will be good to go to face his former team, which should boost New York's special teams units.

Stansly Maponga
News
The following players were ruled inactive for the Falcons in Week 17 against Carolina: cornerback Ricardo Allen, safety Charles Godfrey, running back Steven Jackson, defensive end Stansly Maponga, quarterback Sean Renfree, tackle Jonathan Scott and linebacker Tyler Starr.

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.

Deontae Skinner
News
The Eagles filled out their 90-man roster Friday by signing linebacker Deontae Skinner, who last played for the Patriots in 2014, per the team's website. 

Skinner played in seven games with New England last season, his rookie NFL campaign, picking up 16 tackles. He was released off the team's practice squad in May. 

Weston Richburg
News
As a rookie, Giants lineman Weston Richburg was moved from his natural position at center to play left guard for 15 games. Now, after New York released incumbent starter J.D. Walton, Richburg is happy to be home in the middle, per NFL.com. 

"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."

Bobby Hart
News
The Giants have announced the signings of fifth-round pick and safety Mykkele Thompson and seventh-round guard Bobby Hart, per NJ.com. They are their first draftees of the six to sign.

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.

Darius Powe
No Updates
Jay Bromley
News
Bromley (ankle) was activated from the PUP list on Sunday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

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.

Trevin Wade
News
The Lions announced several practice squad roster moves on Monday, according to the Detroit Free Press. The team signed the following players to the practice squad: Tight end Jordan Thompson, cornerback Trevin Wade and defensive tackle Roy Philon.
Mykkele Thompson
News
Thompson (knee) was placed on injured reserved on Tuesday.

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.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Nat Berhe
News
Berhe is slated to start in Sunday's divisional matchup with Washington, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

With Mykkele Thompson (knee) ruled out for Sunday's matchup, Berhe finds himself as one of two active safeties on the Giants roster, assuring him the starting free safety position. The 25-year-old has registered eight tackles so far this season.

Jonathan Casillas
News
Casillas had 11 total tackles Sunday against the Cowboys, seven of the solo variety.

He had a great camp and followed it up with a strong game, flying around the field and helping to limit Ezekiel Elliott. He's the team's starting weak-side linebacker and should be a nice source of tackles.

Keenan Robinson
News
Robinson (groin) will not play in Friday's preseason opener against the Dolphins.

Robinson is competing for a starting linebacker job with the Giants, but won't make his first appearance for the team Friday due to a groin issue. After missing 28 of his first 64 games as a pro, another injury is hardly something new for Robinson, but he's a productive player when healthy, so fantasy owners should hope his groin issue doesn't linger long.

Sterling Shepard
News
Shepard caught five of seven targets for 73 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 29-27 loss to the Redskins.

Odell Beckham was shadowed by Josh Norman Sunday, which freed up Shepard to finish second on the team in targets, receptions and yards. He caught a touchdown pass for the second time in three games, and he has posted an impressive 16 catches for 233 yards as well. Seemingly having established himself as the second option in the Giants' passing attack, Shepard will look to build on his early-season success next week versus the Vikings.

Landon Collins
News
Collins had 112 tackles (84) solo, nine passes defensed and one interception during his rookie season.

Those tackle numbers placed him sixth among defensive backs, but Collins was far better in run support than in pass coverage. That said, he improved as the season went along and is expected to be one of the team's core defensive players heading into 2016.

Shane Vereen
News
Vereen (triceps) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

As expected, Vereen can officially be ruled out for the next eight weeks, ineligible to return until late November. He's a strong candidate to be New York's one player to return from injured reserve, as the team's other players on the list were merely depth pieces prior to suffering their injuries. Granted, there's no assurance Vereen will be ready by the end of the season, as he's set to undergo surgery to repair a torn triceps. The recovery timetable is estimated at two months, but other players have missed entire seasons with the same injury. If Rashad Jennings (thumb) misses more time, Orleans Darkwa will likely be the new starter, with Paul Perkins and Bobby Rainey potentially also involved.

Injury
Triceps - Injured Reserve
Josh Johnson
News
Johnson (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 2 matchup versus the Saints.

The veteran backup is expected to carry this same status the majority of the season, barring injury to either Eli Manning or top backup Ryan Nassib.

Mark Herzlich
News
Herzlich (quadriceps) is active for Sunday's game at Washington.

Upgraded from out to questionable Saturday, Herzlich's domain remains special teams, from which he's accrued 20 tackles (11 solo) in 10 games this season.

Olivier Vernon
News
Vernon had five tackles, including one for a loss, and pressured Ryan Fitzpatrick into bad throws several times Saturday against the Jets.

Vernon's been a disruptive force this preseason, looking very much like the player who dominated in the second half last year and for whom the Giants paid $85 million this offseason.

Bobby Rainey
News
With Shane Vereen out indefinitely, Rainey could see work as the team's third-down back.

Rashad Jennings is still iffy for Week 4, Orleans Darkwa isn't known for his pass catching and rookie Paul Perkins is considered raw, so Rainey is probably the favorite for pass-catching work out of the backfield.

Marshall Newhouse
News
The Giants have completely remodeled their offensive line unit for the start of organized team activities.

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."

Geoff Schwartz and John Jerry are splitting time at right guard, while Marshall Newhouse has been taking the snaps at right tackle.

Injury
Calf - Questionable for Week 4 at Minnesota
Will Beatty
News
Beatty (coach's decision) is inactive for the Giants' Week 2 tilt against the Saints.

The veteran lineman is healthy and simply appears to be a healthy scratch.

Laurence Gibson
News
Cowboys seventh-round pick Laurence Gibson underwent surgery on a broken finger and will not take part in either OTAs or mini-camp as he tries to make the roster as a tackle, per the Dallas Morning-News

Gibson, who went to Virginia Tech, is expected to be ready for July's training camp. 

Will Johnson
News
Johnson (shoulder) was placed on IR on Monday, Ralph Vacchiano of Sportsnet New York reports.

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.

Injury
Shoulder - Injured Reserve
Romeo Okwara
News
Okwara is having a strong camp and is pushing for a roster spot.

The Giants have a deep stable of pass-rushing ends, but Okwara, an undrafted free agent out of Notre Dame, is playing his way into the rotation.

Kelvin Sheppard
News
Sheppard has signed with the Giants, Jordan Raanan of NJ.com reports.

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.

Ben Edwards
News
Edwards (knee) was waived-injured Wednesday after being diagnosed with a torn ACL over the weekend, Jordan Raanan of NJ Advance Media reports.

The former Richmond Spider spent most of the 2015 season on the practice squad and was active for the final two seasons of the campaign. He was carted off the field for precautionary reasons during a minicamp practice in April and he ultimately tore his ACL during rookie minicamp over the weekend. Edwards was waived in order to clear room on the 90-man roster for a tryout player.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Devon Kennard
News
Kennard (hamstring) was placed on IR to make roster room for Odell Beckham (suspension.)

Kennard should return as the team's strong side linebacker in 2016.

Tavarres King
News
King figures to play a "decent amount" in Sunday's game against Dallas, according to ESPN's Jordan Raanan.

Raanan and SNY's Ralph Vacchiano have both suggested that King made a strong late push to overtake Dwayne Harris for the No. 4 spot on the depth chart. If indeed true, King could be just one Odell Beckham/Sterling Shepard injury away from a starting job outside, as No. 3 wideout Victor Cruz may almost exclusively operate from the slot. It also remains to be seen how many snaps Cruz will play in his first game since October 2014. If Cruz is at all limited, King could conceivably push for 20+ snaps on offense.

Leon Hall
News
Hall (concussion) returned to practice Monday, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reports.

Hall suffered a concussion during the Giants' third preseason bout. His return to practice bodes well for his health, but his Week 1 status remains up in the air.

Jerell Adams
News
Adams, who should carve out a roster spot as a core special teams player, could see some time on offense due to his blocking ability, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Will Tye and Larry Donnell are ahead of him on the depth chart, but both are weak blockers, and if the Giants offensive line continues to struggle, Adams could see snaps on offense. Adams is a good athlete, but is still raw as a receiver, however.

Justin Pugh
News
The Giants have completely remodeled their offensive line unit for the start of organized team activities.

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."

Geoff Schwartz and John Jerry are splitting time at right guard, while Marshall Newhouse has been taking the snaps at right tackle.

Zak DeOssie
News
The Giants are missing a handful of defensive contributors in Week 6 against the Bears Thursday, but five of eight players listed on the injury report from that side of the ball were able to play.

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. 

B.J. Goodson
News
Goodson sustained a concussion during Saturday's preseason contest versus the Jets.

Selected by the Giants in the fourth round of the 2016, Goodson has so far been unable to rise above third-string status on the unofficial depth chart, despite combining for 11 tackles (10 solo) in the team's first two exhibitions. Due to the murkiness surrounding concussions, a timetable for a return is up in the air.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
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Rodgers-Cromartie was forced to leave Sunday's game after suffering an apparent groin injury against the Redskins.

The severity of the injury remains relatively unknown, but the fact that he was questionable to return to Sunday's action hints that the injury is unlikely to keep him sidelined for an extended period of time.

Injury
Groin - Questionable for Week 4 at Minnesota