|Offense||22nd||96.8 (25th)||217.4 (18th)|
|Defense||30th||120.8 (26th)||252.4 (30th)|
|89||Adams, Jerell||TE||6-5||247||12/31/1992||3||South Carolina|
|24||Apple, Eli||CB||6-1||199||8/9/1995||3||Ohio State|
|57||Armbrister, Thurston||LB||6-3||235||12/25/1992||3||Miami (Fla.)|
|55||Armstrong, Ray-Ray||LB||6-3||220||3/5/1991||6||Miami (Fla.)|
|64||Banks, Josh||DT||6-3||278||6/13/1994||2||Wake Forest|
|26||Barkley, Saquon||RB||5-11||233||2/7/1997||R||Penn State|
|Beal, Sam||DB||6-1||180||8/30/1996||R||Western Michigan|
|61||Becton, Nick||T||6-6||322||2/11/1990||4||Virginia Tech|
|67||Brown, Evan||C||6-2||302||9/16/1996||R||Southern Methodist|
|86||Bundy, Marquis||WR||6-4||215||8/5/1994||2||New Mexico|
|81||Carter, Kyle||TE||6-3||245||12/17/1992||1||Penn State|
|62||Chavis, Tyrell||DT||6-3||305||6/15/1994||R||Penn State|
|38||Deayon, Donte'||CB||5-9||158||1/28/1994||2||Boise State|
|85||Ellison, Rhett||RB||6-5||250||10/3/1988||7||Southern California|
|88||Engram, Evan||TE||6-3||236||9/2/1994||2||Ole Miss|
|74||Flowers, Ereck||T||6-6||329||4/25/1994||4||Miami (Fla.)|
|34||Haley, Grant||DB||5-9||185||1/6/1996||R||Penn State|
|98||Harrison, Damon||DT||6-4||350||11/29/1988||7||William Penn|
|71||Hernandez, Will||G||6-3||330||9/2/1995||R||Texas-El Paso|
|44||Herzlich, Mark||LB||6-4||246||9/1/1987||8||Boston College|
|95||Hill, B.J.||DT||6-3||311||4/20/1995||R||NC State|
|20||Jenkins, Janoris||DB||5-10||198||10/29/1988||7||North Alabama|
|77||Jerry, John||G||6-5||340||6/14/1986||9||Ole Miss|
|69||Jones, Brett||C||6-2||318||7/29/1991||4||Regina (Canada)|
|18||Lewis, Roger||WR||6-0||196||11/27/1993||3||Bowling Green|
|10||Manning, Eli||QB||6-4||218||1/3/1981||15||Ole Miss|
|96||Martin, Kareem||LB||6-6||272||2/19/1992||5||North Carolina|
|90||McIntosh, RJ||DT||6-4||291||6/2/1996||R||Miami (Fla.)|
|91||Moss, Avery||DE||6-3||265||9/16/1994||2||Youngstown State|
|46||Munson, Calvin||LB||6-1||245||12/27/1994||2||San Diego State|
|78||Okwara, Romeo||DE||6-5||275||6/17/1995||3||Notre Dame|
|83||Raymond, Kalif||WR||5-9||160||8/8/1994||3||Holy Cross|
|35||Riley, Curtis||CB||6-0||190||7/18/1992||4||Fresno State|
|2||Rosas, Aldrick||K||6-2||195||12/30/1994||2||Southern Oregon|
|19||Rudolph, Travis||WR||6-0||190||9/15/1995||2||Florida State|
|84||Sharp, Hunter||WR||5-11||198||4/25/1994||1||Utah State|
|35||Simmons, Jalen||RB||5-8||220||4/1/1992||1||South Carolina State|
|43||Smith, Shane||TE||6-2||231||8/21/1993||2||San Jose State|
|9||Symmank, Taylor||P||6-2||195||10/2/1992||R||Texas Tech|
|3||Tanney, Alex||QB||6-4||220||11/11/1987||3||Monmouth (Ill.)|
|27||Thompson, Darian||DB||6-1||213||9/22/1993||3||Boise State|
|54||Vernon, Olivier||DE||6-2||262||10/7/1990||7||Miami (Fla.)|
|37||Webb, B.W.||DB||5-11||190||5/3/1990||5||William & Mary|
|63||Wheeler, Chad||T||6-6||310||1/19/1994||2||Southern California|
|29||Williams, Teddy||DB||6-1||210||7/3/1988||7||Texas-San Antonio|
|28||Davis, Aaron (IR)||CB||5-11||194||10/18/1994||R||Georgia|
|47||Unga, Uani' (IR)||LB||6-1||233||12/28/1987||2||Brigham Young|
|Williams, Jalen (IR)||WR||6-3||205||//||R||Massachusetts|
Solder went down when two of the Giants' linemen fell on the back of his legs, and the team initially feared he may have suffered a long term injury. After being evaluated by team doctors, Solder was cleared of any major ailment. He may miss a brief period while the minor injury heals up, but he's expected to be 100 percent when training camp rolls around.
When former Raiders' punter Marquette King signed with the Broncos, it was almost certain Dixon would be traded. Dixon accrued 162 punts over his first two seasons and averaged 45.7 yards per punt with 51 landing inside the 20.
Riley appeared in 11 games for the Titans over the past two seasons but didn't log a snap on defense until 2017, when he racked up 12 tackles, two pass breakups and one interception in seven games. He should remain in a backup role with Giants and isn't on the IDP radar ahead of the 2018 campaign.
Wynn's one-year deal will keep the Richmond native in New York for at least the 2018 season. Although he serves primarily as a backup, the Giants feel comfortable with the 27-year-old's versatility to play both inside and outside. With a new defensive scheme and switch to an attacking 3-4 defense, New York will need all the help it can get from a deep front seven.
The Giants' 2017 second-rounder made at least one tackle in all but one game for the team as a rookie. The defensive line was one of the lone bright spots for the Giants in 2017, as the unit also includes Jason Pierre-Paul, Damon Harrison and Olivier Vernon. Tomlinson has three years remaining on his contract with the Giants and he projects to once again start at defensive tackle alongside Harrison in 2018.
Although he remains with the Giants organization, Perkins doesn't count on the 90-man roster. Coach Pat Shurmur spoke of the importance of that spot, telling Michael Eisen of the team's official site, "We wanted the roster spot." Only moments before, Shurmur relayed Perkins will require a "significant" amount of time to recover from surgery on his left pectoral. While Perkins focuses on rehab, rookie Saquon Barkley will aim to lock down a workhorse role, despite the presence of free-agent pickup Jonathan Stewart and second-year back Wayne Gallman.
Harrison is one of the league's premier run-stopping interior linemen and a reliable source of tackles from that spot. Just don't expect many sacks from him as his career high is 2.5.
Apple's team-imposed suspension was the nadir of a disastrous season for the second-year cornerback both on and off the field. In addition to getting benched for performance-related reasons during the second half of the season, Apple missed time to be with his mother while she recovered from brain surgery and drew the ire of both teammates and the coaching staff for his behavior in the locker room. With the Giants bringing in a new coach and general manager following the season, Apple should receive the opportunity to reestablish himself as a cornerstone player in the secondary, but it's still expected that he'll have to battle for a starting role in training camp.
Armstrong spent his first 10 contests of the regular season in San Francisco, where he racked up 54 tackles (39 solo), one sack, two passes defensed, two interceptions and one forced fumble before being released in late November. The Giants primarily used Armstrong on special teams, but he finally saw more than 20 defensive snaps in each of the team's final two games of the season. If Armstrong is able to make the final roster in 2018, he'd once again provide depth at outside linebacker.
Omameh has played in 53 regular-season games (with 44 starts) for the Buccaneers, Bears and Jaguars since going undrafted out of Michigan in 2013. He should be in competition for a starting job at guard after the Giants failed to lure in Andrew Norwell, who was the top available guard in this year's class of free agents.
Thomas totaled 27 tackles (16 solo) and one pass defensed in 13 games for the Dolphins last season. The 29-year-old is likely to serve as a veteran depth option in the secondary for the Giants and could also contribute on special teams.
The terms of Greco's deal aren't known, but the Giants saw enough from the veteran guard in his month and a half with the team last season to justify extending his contract. With Weston Richburg and Justin Pugh set to become free agents this offseason, the 32-year-old Greco could merit consideration for a starting role on the interior of the offensive line, though his age likely renders him a stopgap solution. Greco's prior history with new Giants head coach Pat Shurmur, who the veteran played under during previous stints with the Rams and Browns, should help Greco's cause for seeing regular snaps in 2018.
Jenkins is already regarded as one of the better cornerbacks in the league, so his ability to dominate in offseason practices isn't surprising. However, it's significant in the fact that Jenkins is bouncing back from ankle surgery, as his mere participation in drills suggests the 2016 All-Pro has since received clearance from the Giants' medical staff. As long as he remains healthy through the end of the summer, Jenkins is poised to enter the 2018 campaign as the team's undisputed top cover man. In the nine games he played during the 2017 season, Jenkins racked up 31 tackles, nine pass breakups, three interceptions and one forced fumble.
Etta-Tawo, who went undrafted out of Syracuse last spring, ended the year on the Giants' practice squad. He'll compete for slotting at the bottom of the depth chart this offseason.
Jerry was originally under contract through 2019, but now he's only set to play in New York for the 2018 season. The Giants could still release him later this summer, though, which would save the team over $1 million in cap space.
The Giants are dealing with more significant injuries at linebacker than defensive end heading into their Week 10 matchup with the 49ers, so Williams was deemed an expendable member of the roster. Though he's now been waived by the Giants twice this season, Williams could rejoin the club's practice squad if he goes unclaimed off waivers.
Beckham has been limited to individual drills during the Giants' minicamp this week, but the mere fact that he's on the field in any capacity during the offseason should be taken a positive sign in light of his desire for a long-term contract as well as his ongoing recovery from October surgery on his left ankle. It appears the latter issue isn't much of a concern heading into the upcoming campaign, as Dan Duggan of The Athletic New York noted that Beckham looked to be near 100 percent while running crossing routes on a side field during Thursday's minicamp session. The Giants could still opt to restrict Beckham's workload during the early stages of camp, but it appears any limitations the wideout faces would only be for precautionary purposes.
This is only noteworthy because it suggests Engram is in line for a healthy offseason after he missed the final game of his rookie campaign with a rib injury. He avoided any fractures and likely is back to full health with plenty of time to spare before the start of offseason workouts. Engram may have a tough time replicating his rookie-year mark of 7.7 targets per game (No. 3 among all tight ends), but a new coaching staff and the return of Odell Beckham (ankle) should lead to improved efficiency (6.3 yards per target). New head coach Pat Shurmur seemingly wants to give Eli Manning at least one more season as the starting quarterback.
Stewart knew this was possible -- perhaps even likely -- when he signed with New York in mid-March on a two-year, $6.9 million contract that includes $2.95 million guaranteed, per OverTheCap. The Giants may envision Stewart serving as a mentor to Barkley, but it still seems like an unnecessarily large contract for a 31-year-old running back coming off a season in which he averaged 3.3 yards on 198 carries. What's more, 2017 fourth-round pick Wayne Gallman looked the part of a solid contributor during his rookie season, averaging 4.3 yards on 111 totes. Barkley instantly becomes the best pass catcher and pure runner in this backfield by a wide margin, but it isn't out of the question that Stewart and/or Gallman also find roles. Paul Perkins likely was headed for the roster bubble even before he suffered a torn pectoral while working out in the offseason.
Thompson started all 16 games for the Giants last season, but his struggles in both run support and pass coverage made him a liability. Throughout spring workouts Thompson was replaced in the starting lineup by third-year safety Andrew Adams, suggesting the Boise State product has some work to do in order to open the 2018 campaign with the first-team defense.
Lewis has recovered from last year's ankle injury, but he apparently was working with backup quarterback Davis Webb, while Sterling Shepard, Cody Latimer and Hunter Sharp got most of the snaps with Eli Manning. The Giants figure to look at a bunch of different players in the No. 3 receiver role once Odell Beckham (ankle) returns for training camp, with Lewis likely battling Latimer, Sharp, Russell Shepard and Travis Rudolph. The division of snaps at minicamp suggests Lewis' status as the incumbent may not be all that important.
Adams rolled with the first-string defense during OTAs and minicamp this spring, which suggests he should be considered the favorite to win the job in advance of training camp. His primary competition, Darian Thompson, was the team's starter at free safety in all 16 games last season, but the 2016 third-rounder struggled in run support and ultimately finished the year as Pro Football Focus' 76th graded safety (out of 89 qualifiers).
Flowers has struggled since entering the league in 2015 and is being shopped by the Giants in potential trades, so it isn't a surprise that New York isn't keen on committing $12.5 million to the tackle in 2019. Whether or not Flowers is with the team for the start of the 2018 campaign has yet to be determined.
With Eli Manning in the twilight of his career, the Giants presumably will carry three quarterbacks, hoping that either Webb or Lauletta eventually proves to be their signal-caller of the future. A third-round pick last year, Webb completed 18 of 34 passes for 190 yards during the preseason and didn't take any snaps in the regular season. He was drafted by Jerry Reese and Ben McAdoo, whereas Lauletta was picked by the new regime, led by general manger Dave Gettleman and head coach Pat Shurmur.
The Giants would've needed to release Manning by 4 p.m. Saturday to avoid paying him the bonus. This leaves no question he's part of the team's plan for 2018, though his presence on the roster doesn't preclude the use of the No. 2 overall pick on a quarterback. The Giants recently gave LT Nate Solder the largest contract for an offensive lineman in league history, perhaps making up for the losses of C/G Weston Richburg (concussion) and G Justin Pugh (back) in free agency. The team has an impressive group of young pass catchers and also signed G Patrick Omameh away from Jacksonville, but there's still work to be done along the offensive line before Week 1.
The 27-year-old spent the latter part of last year in Cleveland but didn't play in a single contest. As of right now, Webb will function as a depth corner, assuming he remains on the roster throughout the offseason and into the regular season.
Since going undrafted in 2016, Russell has bounced around between a few different practice squads, including the likes of Cincinnati and Arizona. He's been unable to earn a spot on an active roster, however, so despite signing with the Giants on Monday, there's a good chance he's a casualty of roster cuts as offseason and preseason activities commence over the next few months.
Deayon broke his right forearm in last Thursday's loss to the Redskins, so this move was a mere formality. The rookie cornerback was one of four players placed on injured reserve by the Giants on Monday.
This might be the most surprising trade of the offseason, considering Ogletree just signed a four-year, $42.75 million extension with Los Angeles in October. The 2013 first-round pick did have a bit of a down season from an IDP perspective in 2017, but still managed 95 tackles, two sacks, 10 passes defensed, an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 15 games. Ogletree will step right into a three-down role for the linebacker-needy Giants, putting him in a good position to bounce back in the tackle department. The Rams may have balked at the size of Ogletree's contract after running back Todd Gurley and safety Lamarcus Joyner enjoyed breakout seasons that eventually should lead to massive multi-year deals. The team also needs to lock up defensive Aaron Donald, and potentially wideout Sammy Watkins. Among in-house candidates, Cory Littleton is the best bet to fill Ogletree's vacated snaps. The Rams don't have many weaknesses and thus can afford to prioritize inside linebackers during April's draft.
'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.
The Giants do at least seem to have moved on from Orleans Darkwa, their leading rusher from last season. A 2017 fourth-round pick, Gallman finished his rookie season with 111 carries for 476 yards (4.3 average) and 34 catches for 193 yards and a touchdown on 48 targets (4.0 per target) in 13 games. Despite a strong showing late in the season, Gallman could enter the 2018 campaign with a minimal role, likely competing against Stewart for Barkley's scraps. The rookie's draft position and talent point strongly in the direction of immediate high usage, with his role likely including the majority of pass-catching work.
After playing sparingly during his first three seasons in the league, Martin seemed to turn a corner in 2017, ultimately finishing the season with 24 tackles, one sack and three pass breakups over 16 games -- including 10 starts. The 2014 third-rounder has the looks of an up-and-coming outside linebacker who, at the very least, will provide the Giants' linebacking corps with much-needed depth.
With those key targets out, quarterback Andy Dalton figures to rely on running backs Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard and wideout Mohamed Sanu.
Cincy is a 3.5-point underdog as Dalton looks for his first playoff win in four tries.
He was promoted from the practice squad for the game and will likely vie for a spot on it in 2018.
Tanney doesn't have much of a history under center at the pro level, counting one game with the Titans in 2015 as his lone NFL appearance. In heading to the Giants, Tanney will compete with the likes of Davis Webb and Kyle Lauletta for a spot on the 53-man roster, though it would likely require an impressive showing in camp and the preseason for him to beat out those younger, higher-ceiling options.
Shepard averaged 8.2 targets and 72.2 receiving yards in his 10 healthy appearances last season, with an ankle injury, neck injury and migraines causing him to miss five full games and the majority of a sixth. While unlikely to match that volume if Odell Beckham (ankle), Saquon Barkley and Evan Engram all stay healthy, the third-year wideout won't need a huge workload to be a useful fantasy option if he can repeat last year's impressive efficiency marks -- 70.2 percent catch rate, 8.7 yards per target -- while adding a few more touchdowns. Shepard is locked in as the Giants' No. 2 wide receiver and seems to have Manning's full trust.
Collins shed his non-contact jersey during portions of OTAs but put it back on when the team took to team drills. He appears to be full-go for the start of mandatory minicamp and should resume his duties as a starting safety entering his contract year in 2018.
Raymond primarily served as a kick and punt returner with both teams (14 kick returns for 271 yards and 18 punt returns for 99 yards), and was unable to carve out much of an offensive role with either team. The 23-year-old fumbled five times in 2017 (one lost), and will need to improve his ball security in order to have a chance at a roster spot next season.
Williams spent all of 2017 on injured reserve with a shoulder injury and played just three games in 2016. He'll likely only see time as a backup as long as he's with the club, unless a rash of injuries to the position forced him into a larger role.
After missing just three games between 2012 and 2016, Herzlich spent all of last season on injured reserve due to a stinger. Barring any injuries to the starting linebackers, he figures to function as a backup this year with primary contributions on special teams.
Gay played 10 of his 11 seasons in Pittsburgh, appearing in all 16 games every year of his career. His numbers took a large dip last year, with him recording just 19 tackles and three passes defensed, his worst numbers in a decade. Entering his age-33 season, he'll likely be a backup cornerback while with the Giants.
Vernon, who missed four consecutive games during the first half of the season due to an ankle injury, amassed less than 46 tackles in a season for the first time since his rookie year with the Dolphins in 2012. Vernon remains under contract with the Giants through 2020, so he figures to once again start at defensive end in 2018 across from Jason Pierre-Paul.
Scott is now free from injured reserve and eligible to sign elsewhere.
Koehn previously worked out for the Giants in mid-November, but ultimately wasn't signed to the roster after the team elected to stick with rookie Aldrick Rosas as its kicker. While he suited up for all 16 games, Rosas didn't find much success, converting just 18 of 25 field-goal attempts (72 percent) and 20 of 23 extra-point tries. Look for Koehn, who made his lone extra-point attempt while serving as the Bengals' kicker for one game in 2017, to compete with Rosas throughout the offseason.
Simonson spent all of 2017 on injured reserve with the Panthers and wasn't tendered an offer by the club this offseason. The Giants will give him a shot instead, clearing the way for his signing by waiving Aaron Davis with an injury designation.
Francis previously spent a week with the Redskins in October, but didn't appear in a game. His chances of suiting up will be higher this time around with the Redskins playing their next game Thursday against the Giants and perhaps not having fellow defensive lineman Terrell McClain (toe) available for the short week.
Becton has been on the Chiefs' practice squad since late October after being let go by the Lions at roster cutdowns in September. The 27-year-old is likely to serve as a depth option in his new team's offensive line rotation.
O'Malley, who went undrafted out of Penn in 2016, signed with the Giants last December after spending the majority of his career on the Raiders' practice squad. He only appeared in one game for Big Blue, logging seven offensive snaps (but none on special teams) without seeing a target in the passing game. O'Malley will likely remain in a depth role entering the 2018 season.
Kerin joined the Lions in 2017, but missed most of the season after being placed on injured reserve with a knee injury in late September. He will add depth to the Giants interior line behind John Jerry and rookie Will Hernandez.
Okwara's sophomore campaign was hindered by a knee sprain that left him sidelined for a solid chunk of the season, as he ultimately missed 10 games before returning for the finale against Washington. The reserve defensive end will be on the last year of his rookie contract in 2018 and should once again provide depth behind Olivier Vernon and Jason Pierre-Paul.
Simmons has bounced around on practice squads since entering the league in 2016, but he has yet to receive a promotion to an active roster. He'll need quite the camp to make the 53-man roster come fall, as the Giants now have five total running backs on their roster.
Carter will reunite with former Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, who was named the Giants new head coach Tuesday. Carter only played in three games for the Vikings during the regular season and failed to record a statistic in the process. He'll now join a tight end room led by Evan Engram and Rhett Ellison.
With Evan Engram firmly entrenched as the team's starter, Adams will vie for a backup job again next preseason.
Shepard was recently granted his release from the Panthers and now reunites with general manager Dave Gettleman, who was the GM in Carolina that signed Shepard to a three-year, $10 million contract in March of 2017. Unlikely to be counted on to for a significant offensive role, Shepard has only averaged 20 receptions over the past two seasons after totaling seven catches in his first three seasons combined. However, the LSU product is considered one of the better gunners on special teams leaguewide and will serve the Giants well in that capacity.
Halapio was brought up to the Giants' active roster in October and has operated as a backup for the team since then. His start Thursday is coming as a result of D.J. Fluker (toe) being doubtful for the game.
Sharp joined the Giants late in the season last year and suited up for the team's last two games, totaling five catches for 54 yards and a touchdown in those two contests. His work with the first team offense likely came as a result of Odell Beckham (ankle) sitting out, but it hints that Sharp may be higher up the depth chart than previously thought. If he can continue to impress he'll have a chance to beat out Roger Lewis and Cody Latimer for the No. 3 receiving spot in the regular season.
The rookie has been limited to just six special teams snaps through the Giants' first four games, but his availability isn't insignificant with starting defensive end Olivier Vernon (ankle) unavailable. Even so, Kerry Wynn is in line to start in Vernon's stead, so Moss is just expected to act as insurance along the defensive line and probably won't be in store for a significant workload.
Rosas was one of the worst kickers in the NFL last season, converting 18 of 25 field goals and 20 of 23 PATs. The Giants offense should take a big step forward from last season, but it may be Koehn rather than Rosas who benefits. The two kickers will duke things out during training camp and the preseason.
Goodson dealt with shin and ankle injuries throughout 2017, eventually landing on injured reserve ahead of the season finale. He finished with 53 tackles and a forced fumble in seven games, despite logging only 374 defensive snaps (53.4 per contest). The Giants traded for Ogletree to stabilize a linebacking corps that's long been problematic, but it doesn't seem the new acquisition will put Goodson out of a starting job. It is possible Goodson will be limited to a two-down role, as Ogletree figures to stay on the field for all three downs. There's also some chance the situation will need to be revisited after the NFL Draft.
Latimer was the only notable offseason signing at his position for a Giants team that released Brandon Marshall and didn't draft any receivers. Barring a late addition, Latimer and Roger Lewis (ankle) are the top candidates for the third starting receiver spot alongside No. 1 target Odell Beckham (ankle) and slot man Sterling Shepard. A 2014 second-round pick, Latimer caught only 35 passes in four seasons for the Broncos, with the vast majority of his production -- 19 catches for 287 yards and two touchdowns -- occurring last season. He ran with the first-team offense during last week's voluntary minicamp, occupying Beckham's usual spot. Latimer's excellent reputation for special teams coverage work should ensure him of a roster spot even if things don't break in his favor on offense.
Mauro, who remains eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games, could possibly have the suspension reduced if he chooses to appeal the decision. Assuming the suspension sticks, the Giants will now be approaching the 2018 season with even more concerns at defensive end, making it increasingly likely the team addresses the position via the upcoming draft.