Final roster cuts must be made by Saturday at 6 p.m. ET, and Manningham didn’t do anything to distinguish himself in Thursday night’s preseason finale against the New England Patriots.
The 28-year-old wide receiver was on the field for just four plays before leaving with a left calf injury.
Asked if he had done enough to make the final 53-man roster, Manningham responded, “I don’t know. We’ll see.”
Manningham said he heard something pop during warmups, but didn’t think it was anything serious. Manningham added that it had nothing to do with his surgically-repaired left knee. “I’ll be all right,” he said. “But it was really frustrating being that this was the last preseason game.”
With younger wideouts Corey Washington and Preston Parker, whom can both contribute on special teams, impressing during the preseason, Manningham needed to do something special on Thursday. But it didn’t happen.
The Giants had signed Manningham to a one-year contract back in March hoping that he could revert back to being the type of impact player he was during his first stint with the team.
Manningham gained a spot in Giants’ lore forever with his 38-yard sideline catch late in the fourth quarter of Super XLVI that helped set up the championship-winning touchdown.
Manningham left for San Francisco in the offseason, but tore the ACL and PCL in his left knee on Dec. 23, 2012. He hasn’t been the same player since.
Head coach Tom Coughlin said fullback Henry Hynoski suffered some sort of rotator cuff injury but didn’t have any further details because he hadn’t seen the doctor’s report yet. Offensive lineman Eric Herman, who is suspended the first four games of the regular season, got rolled up on and was seen coming out of the X-ray room after the game.