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Giants keep some young projects instead of veterans

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The Giants cut some big names, but kept some young players who fit their mold of finding talent in unusual places.

They were able to keep undrafted rookie wide receiver Corey Washington and defensive end Kerry Wynn, after explosive preseason performances.

Washington had 10 catches for 155 yards and four touchdowns (three game-winners), setting him up to be the Giants’ next Victor Cruz-level breakout star. Wynn had a pair of sacks, and replaced veteran Israel Idonije.

They’re great stories and that’s what this thing is all about,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said, via the team’s official website. “Your needs are much deeper than seven picks in the draft or sometimes you’re not in position to help yourself in free agency because of the cap, so this is still the source. And when a young guy comes along and they look like they’ve got a high end, you’re excited about it. Especially when they work hard, they study hard, it’s important to them and they have great desire. You can see it on some of these kids’ faces that this means so much to them, and quite frankly it re-energizes me.”

In addition to the previously reported cuts of veteran quarterback Curtis Painter, fullback John Conner, tight end Kellen Davis and Idonije and placing wide receivers Trindon Holliday and Mario Manningham on injured reserve, the Giants waived-injured tackle Rogers Gaines, placed guard Eric Herman and cornerback Jayron Hosley on reserve/suspended and waived tackle Mark Asper, running back Michael Cox, defensive back Chandler Fenner, linebacker Dan Fox, running back Kendall Gaskins, defensive back Thomas Gordon, tackle Adam Gress, defensive back Bennett Jackson, guard Jamaal Johnson-Webb, linebacker Terrell Manning, defensive tackle Kelcie Quarles, defensive end Jordan Stanton, wide receiver Julian Talley and cornerback Bennett Jackson.

Jackson, a sixth-rounder from Notre Dame, was their only 2014 draft pick released.

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8 Responses to “Giants keep some young projects instead of veterans”
  1. Big Blue On You says: Aug 30, 2014 6:10 PM

    What would you expect from a rebuilding team? Wonder why Eli wasn’t cut. Worse player on the team.

  2. kev86 says: Aug 30, 2014 7:32 PM

    Eli is the best QB to root for and Coughlin is old school. How many NFC teams have three trips to the SB since 2000? Two rings is solid.

  3. evansvc says: Aug 30, 2014 8:22 PM

    Bring this guy out of retirement…..
    Vince Young,… He can still play at a HIGH level,…. His NFL won/loss record right now is 31-19 as a starting quarterback… He has playoff experience … He’s a 2 time Pro-Bowler… He was voted 2006 NFL Rookie of the Year…..
    The NFL is all about “WINS and LOSSES”…. and Vince can WIN…………
    Bring in Vince Young “NOW”… Evaluate him, if he’s good enough sign him… You will have to guarantee his contract….

  4. harrisonhits2 says: Aug 30, 2014 8:30 PM

    Gonna be a long year to be a Giants fan. They’ll be battling it out with the Washington team for the NFCE cellar.

  5. richie078 says: Aug 30, 2014 9:20 PM

    Odd title, when considering that the Giants kept veterans Charles Brown and James Brewer over the promising Rodgers Gaines who graded out well at PFF.

    Parker may not be around when ODB returns and starts taking over PR duties. Parker really needs to produce, fast.

    Gaines and Mark Asper are probably the best of the Giants cuts.

  6. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 30, 2014 9:40 PM

    harrisonhits2 says:
    Aug 30, 2014 8:30 PM
    Gonna be a long year to be a Giants fan. They’ll be battling it out with the Washington team for the NFCE cellar.
    ———–

    You forgot Dallas has the worst defense in the history of the NFL and Washington isn’t far behind, correct?

  7. bigblu73 says: Aug 30, 2014 10:29 PM

    Keep Hatin’……. We like it when we’re considered the underdog.

    ’86 ’90 ’07 ’11

  8. lic112014 says: Aug 31, 2014 12:38 PM

    Some of these players will be added to the practice squad once they clear waivers.Many teams will be scouring the waiver wire to get players and the Giants will be doing it also.Glad to see Washington and Wynn make it and Preston Parker but by no means is this the final roster.

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