New York Giants get down to 53

The New York Giants released 20 players on Tuesday to get to the league maximum of 53 players.

This roster will probably change a little more before the start of the season, which begins September 11 in Tennessee against the Titans.

Quarterback Davis Webb, wide receiver Alex Bachman, and safety Nate Meadors, who led the Giants in passing, receiving yards, and tackles, respectively, were let go by New York.

Webb was one of five veterans whose contracts were terminated, along with wide receiver C.J. Board, guard Jamil Douglas, tackle Will Holden, and defensive end Jalyn Holmes.

In addition, the Giants waived Bachman and Meadors and 13 other players: 

RB Jashaun Corbin, WR Jaylon Moore, TE Austin Allen, OL Garrett McGhin and Roy Mbaeteka; DL David Moa and Ryan Anderson; LB Quincy Roche; corners Khalil Dorsey, Darren Evans, Zyon Gilbert, and Harrison Hand; and S Trenton Thompson.

“We met with a lot of players today, this morning, and yesterday,” coach Brian Daboll said. “And again, I’ve said this before, it’s always a tough time of year for players, and I’d say for the rest of the people in the organization.

“These guys put a lot of time and effort and energy into doing everything they can do to create a role for themselves, and it’s tough when you’re talking to each individual. And each individual is different. Each individual handles things different. But I think that relationship that you build when you have to tell somebody that they didn’t make it, that’s always – at least for me – that’s tough.”

Here is the Giants’ 53-man roster for now.

Offense (25)

QB (2): Daniel Jones, Tyrod Taylor

RB/FB (5): Saquon Barkley, Matt Breida, Gary Brightwell, Antonio Williams, Chris Myarick

WR: (7): Sterling Shepard, Kenny Golladay, Darius Slayton, Kadarius Toney, Wan’Dale Robinson, Richie James, David Sills

TE (2): David Bellinger, Tanner Hudson

OL (9): Andrew Thomas, Mark Glowinski, Jon Feliciano, Shane Lemieux, Evan Neal, Ben Bredeson, Joshua Ezeudu, Max Garcia, Devery Hamilton

Defense (25)

DL (5): Dexter Lawrence, Leonard Williams, Justin Ellis, D.J. Davidson, Nick Williams

OLB (6): Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oshane Ximines, Azeez Ojulari, Elerson Smith, Jihad Ward, Tomon Fox

ILB (6): Blake Martinez, Micah McFadden, Tae Crowder, Cam Brown, Carter Coughlin, Austin Calitro

CB (5): Adoree’ Jackson, Darnay Holmes, Aaron Robinson, Rodarius Williams, Cor’Dale Flott

S (3): Xavier McKinney, Julian Love, Dane Belton

Special Teams (3)

K: Graham Gano

P: Jamie Gillan

S: Casey Kreiter

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