The New York Giants placed backup quarterback Jim Sorgi and wide receiver Sinorice Moss on injured reserve Tuesday, thus ending their seasons. The improved play of former Sam Houston State and Oklahoma quarterback Rhett Bomar in the preseason probably made it easier for the Giants to go ahead and make this decision.
And with the emergence of rookie wide receiver Victor Cruz in the preseason games, even a healthy Moss would've been hard-pressed to make the 53-man roster. Sixth-round draft pick Adrian Tracy (dislocated elbow) was also placed on injured reserve Tuesday, and offensive lineman Kevin Boothe (pectoral) was moved to the reserve physically unable to perform list (PUP), which will keep him out at least the first six weeks of the season.
Sorgi, a seven-year veteran, suffered a shoulder injury in the preseason opener against the Jets and hasn't been able to practice since. In addition to starter Eli Manning, the Giants now have Bomar and the recently signed Dominic Randolph. We'll quickly find out how much faith coach Tom Coughlin has in Bomar. I felt like he was going to beat out Sorgi anyway, but it's still unsettling to have such an inexperienced player backing up Manning.
Moss underwent surgery for a sports hernia Tuesday morning and it's likely that he's played his final game for the Giants. He had 39 catches for 421 yards and three touchdowns in his career with the club. Moss had his moments in the preseason over the years, but he was never able to take that to the regular season.
Rookie wide receiver Nyan Boateng was also released Tuesday, so the Giants are now down to 75 players. They'll have to be at 53 by Saturday afternoon.