Monday Morning Notes: Regular season begins today

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

The Giants will put their slimmed-down 53-man roster to work today at QDTC as they begin preparations for their regular-season opener one week from tonight in Detroit vs the Lions.

Yesterday, they began filling out their 10-man practice squad. Seven players were signed:

RB Michael Cox, WR Julian Talley, CB Chandler Fenner, DE Jordan Stanton, LB Dan Fox, CB Bennett Jackson and OT Nick Becton. All but Becton, who was released last week by the Chargers, were in training camp with the Giants this summer.

DT Kelcy Quarles, waived by the Giants on Saturday, was claimed by the New England Patriots.

The new offense will continue to work out it’s “kinks” (for the lack of a more stinging word) this week in the hopes they can perform with some semblance of order next Monday in Detroit.

OL Geoff Schwartz (toe) will likely learn his fate on Tuesday on whether the team plans to place him on short-term IR or not. WR Odell Beckham, Jr. (hamstring) doesn’t appear as if he’s ready to practice or play yet. Ugh.

Some good news…

MLB Jon Beason is scheduled to resume practicing today after spending all summer on the PUP list with a broken bone in his foot. He will lead the most formidable group of LBs the Giants have fielded in years.

Six of the team’s seven draft picks made the squad: Beckham, OL Weston Richburg, DL Jay Bromley, RB Andre Williams, S Nat Berhe and LB Devon Kennard. Only seventh-round pick CB Bennett Jackson was cut, but was immediately signed back to the practice squad.

QB Ryan Nassib made great strides this summer, mastering new OC Ben McAdoo’s offense and winning the confidence of everyone in the building. His maturation allowed the club to go back to their two-QB model, waiving Curtis Painter.




7 comments
metsfan8x
metsfan8x

Maybe a dumb question but what if both Eli and Nassib got injured?  I see we are only going with 2 QBs and there is no QB on the practice squad.  Who would then play QB?

spider43
spider43

Giants not keeping Quarles a stupid mistake. I was saying before the deadline cuts that if he wasn't retained, he would be claimed by some team, and sure enough, the Pats come sweeping in and scoop him up.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

Yeah I think they could've snuck Wynn through to the Practice Squad but not Quarles

spider43
spider43

@Brian Webster ....  I was a little beside myself that they kept players like Dallas Reynolds or Nat Behre over Quarles. With the state of the DL to apply any kind of aggressive, consistent pressure against opposing QB's, you would have thought that keeping Quarles would have been a "no-brainer" decision. And I agree with you that Wynn probably could have been snuck thru rather than Quarles, though that's not an automatic.  Just very stupid. You would think with the successes they have had with undrafted free agents that they would have done more to retain Quarles.