The New York Giants team is set for their season opener on September 12th against the Carolina Panthers now that they made their final cuts of the season. Victor Cruz the free agent WR out of Massachusetts made the team which wasn’t too much of a surprise, but what was a shocker was free agent WR Duke Calhoun beating out Derek Hagan for the final WR spot. Other surprise cuts for the G men were standout sack master from the 2007 Super Bowl DE Jay Alford, second year quarterback Rhett Bomar who received the lion share of playing time in pre season, but became expendable once Sage Rosenfels was brought in from the Vikings (The Giants hope Bomar clears waivers and comes back to the practice squad), OL Guy Whimper was beat out by veteran free agent Shawn Andrews, second year RB Andre Brown was left to be cut once the Giants picked up kick returner Darius Reynaud in the Rosenfels trade and TE Scott Chandler who was the only TE to play all four games was let go leaving the Giants with only two tight ends (Kevin Boss and Travis Beckum).
Other notable cuts around the league were:
QB Matt Leinart-Arizona, Pat White-Dolphins, JP Losman-Seattle. Chris Simms-Titans
WR TJ Houshmandzadeh-Seattle, Javon Walker-Vikes, Michael Clayton-Bucs, Matt Jones-Cincy,
RB Chris Henry-Houston
TE Anthony Becht-Arizona
DL Tremaine Johnson-Vikes, Jay Alford-G Men, Jarvis Green-Broncos
LB Monty Beisel-Arizona,
CB Deandre Wright-Vikes
K Kris Brown-Houston
The season is set, fantasy drafts are coming to a close, 2010 football is upon us and the G Men are ready for some football.
About the Author
Written by Dennis Napoliello
Graduate of Providence College with a BS degree in Business Administration. While at Providence College, I co hosted the #1 radio program titled "The Sports Page". I make my living in the fitness industry as National Vice President of Sales at David Barton Gym located in New York City. On a personal note, I have been a long standing Giants fan as my family has held season tickets since the opening of Giants Stadium in 1976. I now own the tickets and enjoy going to the game with my three children (Peyton, Trevor and Camryn), wife (Michelle), Dad (Al) and brother in law (Chris). Other than college, I have lived my entire life in NJ and currently reside in Roxbury, NJ. My objective with this blog is to have fun writing, along with my two sons, about the team we love, and to be as objective as possible always trying to give you the fans point of view,