Cancer survivor Mark Herzlich didn’t get drafted, but he did something more important on Saturday.
He didn’t get cut.
The former Boston College Eagle was one of four rookie linebackers to make the Giants’ initial 53-man roster. The other three: Greg Jones, Jacquain Williams, and Spencer Paysinger.
The other big news from the Giants: backup quarterback Sage Rosenfels was placed on injured reserve with back problems. David Carr will be Eli Manning’s backup.
Florio mentioned earlier that Steve Weatherford won the punting job over Matt Dodge, who was cut. The rest of the cuts are below:
Wide receiver Michael Clayton, tight end Daniel Coats, guard Ikechuku Ndukwe, center Chris White, defensive tackle Gabe Watson and kicker Rhys Lloyd. Safety Brian Jackson (hip) was waived/injured.
19 players were waived: linebacker Phillip Dillard, LB/DE Adrian Tracy, quarterback Ryan Perrilloux, running backs Andre Brown and Charles Scott, tight end Christian Hopkins, wide receiver Darius Reynaud, tackles Jamon Meredith and Jarriel King, center Jim Cordle, defensive ends Ayanaga Okpokowuruk, Craig Marshall, Alex Hall and Justin Trattou and Dwayne Hendricks and defensive backs Joe Burnett, David Sims and Jerrard Tarrant.