Giants roster moves: TE Garrett Dickerson added ,
Kaelin Clay waived With tight end Evan Engram sidelined for the next few weeks
due to an MCL sprain suffered Sunday against the Houston Texans, the Giants on
Tuesday moved to add an additional tight end to their roster.Garrett Dickerson,
an undrafted free agent from Northwestern, has been signed to thye 53-man roster
from the Giants’ practice squad. Kick returner Kaelin Clay was waived/injured
with an ankle injury to make room.Dickerson, 6-foot-2 and 244 pounds, played in
49 games at Northwestern and caught 87 passes for 887 yards and nine touchdowns.
As a senior in 2017, he played in 13 games and was selected honorable mention
All-Big Ten after recording career highs in receptions (37) and yards (401).Clay
was awarded off waivers to the Giants on Sept. 2, one day after he was released
by the Buffalo Bills. He played in the season’s first two games, and returned
five punts for 15 yards. Clay injured his ankle at Dallas on Sept. 16. He was
inactive Sunday against the Houston Texans as Stacy Coley made his Giants debut
returning kicks.Giants vs. Patriots: Snap counts for players on the roster
bubble The New York Giants have until 4 p.m. ET Saturday to trim their roster
from 90 men down to 53.This likely won’t be their “final” roster, as they will
work the waiver wire and potentially sign some recently released veterans. The
next 30 (or so) hours will be tense ones for the playerswho find themselves on
the roster bubble. We don’t yet know the thought trends and thought processes of
the Giants’ new regime, but perhaps we can get some clues from how many snaps
those bubble players got against the New England PatriotsOffenseChris Scott (G)
- The team apparently wanted a close look at guard Chris Scott. Scott quietly
played each and every one of the Giants’ 78 offensive snaps Thursday night. The
team is trying to figure out their depth chart behind the starting offensive
line and whether they will need to search for options. Scott is a veteran player
at 31 years old and familiar to Dave Gettleman from his time with the Carolina
Panthers. In playing 100 percent of the Giants’ snaps, the coaches might have
hinted that Scott is serious competition for John Jerry as a back-up interior
lineman. Chad Wheeler (OT) and Nick Becton (OT) - Wheeler was signed by the
Giants as an undrafted free agent out of USC in 2017. He is in a competition
with Becton for the job of swing tackle. The Giants played both players at both
left tackle and right tackle in the first half of the game. Wheeler saw slightly
more snaps than Becton, 35 snaps to 32. Becton would likely have played more,
but left the game with an ankle injury.Evan Brown (C) - Veteran guard John Greco
was way down the list for snaps, getting just 19 total snaps between guard and
center. The Giants might be looking at Brown as an emergency back-up to Greco at
the center position, possibly eyeing him for a spot on the practice squad.Wide
Receivers - The wide receiver depth chart behind Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling
Shepard, and Cody Latimer remains cloudy at best. Jawill Davis lead the wide
receiver group with 32 snaps, getting 6 targets, hauling in three for 32 yards.
Kalif Raymond saw the most targets with 7 (1 catch) in his 18 offensive snaps.
Behind Davis were Alonzo Russell with 29 snaps (4 targets Aldrick
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, 3 receptions, 24 yards, 1 TD), Marquis Bundy with 26
targets (1 target, 1 reception, 19 yards), and Travis Rudolph with 26 receptions
(3 targets, 3 receptions for 30 yards). Preseason sensation Amba Etta-Tawo was
on the field for 24 snaps (2 targets, 1 reception for 41 yards and a touchdown).
Roger Lewis brought up the rear in that group, with 19 offensive snaps, and was
targeted just once. However, Lewis also showed the most special teams upside of
the receivers (save Raymond), with more than double the special teams snaps of
any other receiver at 12, and showing up with a big tackle on a return.Jhurell
Pressley (RB) - Jalen Simmons got the most snaps among the running backs with 36
snaps, but once again Pressley might have flashed the brightest with his work on
the field. Though Pressley has only been with the Giants for two weeks, he made
the most of his opportunity, including his 23 snaps against the Patriots.
Pressley is clearly athletic with impressive agility, explosiveness, speed,
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, and balance through contact. He also runs
very hard and is a handful for defenders to bring down. Whether he has done
enough to force the Giants to keep him at the expense of another player or risk
exposing him to the waiver wire remains to be seen.Defense Donte Deayon (CB) -
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Giants wanted to get an extended look at Deayon
after he missed time with a hamstring injury with 61 defensive snaps (91
percent). Before the injury, Deayon picking off the Giants’ quarterbacks became
a daily occurance. Thursday night, he snagged two interceptions with a third
slipping through his arms (which still counted as a pass defensed), in addition
to a fourth pass defensed three tackles. He made the most of his opportunity.
Grant Haley (CB) - Haley was second among Giants’ defenders with 59 snaps (88
percent). Haley and Deayon are vying for the same spot as a reserve cornerback.
The undrafted free agent was solid in coverage and showed the physicality that
has become his trademark. Tae Davis (LB) - Davis has been running behind Ray-Ray
Armstrong on the depth chart, and that is unlikely to change. But the Giants
seemed to want to get a good look at the safety turned linebacker and gave him
51 snaps (76 percent) on defense, as well as 11 special teams snaps. Davis
played well as the moneybacker and outside linebacker in nickel situations,
using his athleticism to fly around the field. The Giants have struggled with
coverage over the middle, and adding another undersized, but athletic,
linebacker with coverage skills could be attractive.William Gay (FS) - Gay was
signed as a veteran free agent to man the slot corner, but as training camp
progressed, he was moved to the free safety position. After barely playing
against the Detroit Lions, Gay saw his playing time climb back up against the
New York Jets and now the Patriots. Gay was on the field for 30 snaps Thursday
night — though fans watching at home might be forgiven for not noticing him, as
Bettcher frequently had him lining up so deep he was rarely on screen. The
Giants seem to want a free safety with a cornerback’s skillset. Andrew Adams (S)
- Adams made his mark as an undrafted free agent who stepped up to man the free
safety position after Darian Thompson was lost to injury in 2016. The current
Giants’ regime seems to think of Adams as more of a strong safety and he has
been behind both Curtis Riley and Gay at free safety. Adams got 24 snaps with
the defense in the second half, coming up with a big tackle. Unfortunately, he
also playing a major role in both of the Patriots touchdowns when he bit hard on
play action and was drawn far out of position.
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