New York Giants Daily Roundup

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Ross Cockrell

Just days after being acquired by the Giants, cornerback Ross Cockrell and the team elected to restructure his contract. In exchange for his services, Cockrell will be receiving a yearly salary of $1 million rather than the expected $1.797 million he would’ve received. The $797,000 pay cut, bumps the team up to $10,390,877 in available cap space.

Zach Banner

The Giants had placed a waiver claim on offensive tackle Zach Banner but lost out to the Browns as they had higher waiver priority. By the looks of this move, the Giants are on the prowl for help on the offensive line.

Valentino Blake

In the wake of being cut by the Giants this weekend, veteran cornerback Valentino Blake has decided to call it quits. This should come as a bit of a shock as Blake is still relatively young at 27.

Rhett Ellison

To know one’s surprise, the Giants have listed Rhett Ellison as their starting tight end over the first-round pick Evan Engram. Considering Rhett started the first three preseason games this was all but expected from the Giants.

Ezekiel Elliott

Despite having his suspension upheld, Ezekiel Elliot will play week one against the Giants. In result of this news, Landon Collins issued a response saying,

He’s a great player, an exciting player and I love to play against the best players – Landon Collins

Brandon Marshall

New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall told the media he will play in Week 1 despite a lingering shoulder injury. When asked Marshall added how it feels he said, ‘amazing’.

Today’s Workouts

In other news, the Giants worked out the following:

Linebacker: Akeem Ayers

  • Ayers last played for the Colts in 2016.

Linebacker: Antwione Williams

  • Williams last played for Lions before being cut just a few days ago.

Guard: John Greco

  • Greco a former Cleveland Brown was recently cut after suffering a Lisfranc injury

Defensive Tackle: Dan Williams

  • Williams a former Raider was cut back in April in order to save $4.5m for the franchise.



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