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Who will stay and who will go?
By 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, your New York Giants and the other 31 NFL teams will have set their initial 53-man rosters. Not their final ones, of course, since waiver claims and free agent pickups will change things, but initial rosters.
That means some dreams will be realized on Saturday. Others will die. There will, as always, be some head-scratching moves that surprise all of us.
The Giants have tough decisions to make in several spots, including:
Wide receiver — Who are the backups? The Giants appear to have roughly five defendable choices for what look like two spots.
Backup offensive linemen — Again, unpredictable. The arguments begin after five starters, plus rookies Matt Peart and Shane Lemieux. Eight linemen or nine? Is recently-signed Jon Halapio a lock? Could Tyler Haycraft make the 53? Is there a backup tackle other than Peart worthy of a spot?
Stay right here with Big Blue View as we keep you updated throughout the day.
The Giants got things started on Friday by placing wide receiver David Sills V on IR and officially signing cornerback Logan Ryan.
Below, the 80-man roster, by position, before cuts. The positions are shown the way they are listed on the team’s official website. That is why you won’t see Nick Gates listed as a center.