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Saturday, September 5, 2009
Jumping the gun on Giants' cuts

By Dan Graziano
ESPN.com


Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley


Through various news outlets (including this one), the Giants' cuts have been trickling in all afternoon. Here's what the Daily News was reporting as of 5:10 p.m. ET. No huge surprises, but it does look like the Giants will release reserve quarterbacks Andre Woodson and Rhett Bomar. General manager had indicated that Woodson was having the better training camp, but the former Kentucky player wasn't able to take it to the field in preseason.

After spending a fifth-round pick on Bomar, I'm sure the Giants would like to get him through to the practice squad. It's a bit of a surprise the Giants kept Darcy Johnson over Mike Matthews, who was the better blocker. I watched Johnson limp through a practice in Albany and sort of wrote him off.

We'll see if the Giants try to get defensive end Maurice Evans through to the practice squad. He sort of flashed early in training camp, but we haven't heard much from him lately. Not a surprise that cornerback DeAndre Wright will probably be released. He received a lot of opportunities, but he gave up too many big plays.

The Giants will put defensive tackle Jay Alford on injured reserve and then put linebacker Michael Boley on the suspended list. And don't think this will be a "final" 53-man roster. Jerry Reese will watch the waiver wire closely and see if he can add some depth in the defensive line.