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.