The New York Giants have finally made a roster move. In the wake of DT Markus Kuhn's knee injury, Big Blue had gone almost a full week with 52 players on the roster. After working out the likes of Joseph Addai and Ryan Torain, among others, Big Blue decided to replace from within. Today, the team announced that offensive tackle Selvish Capers has been promoted from the practice squad to the active roster. To replace Capers on the practice squad, Big Blue as resigned offensive guard Stephen Goodin.
Capers was selected by the Washington Redskins in the in the 2010 NFL Draft. Despite being tabbed as a likely fourth-round pick, Capers slipped all the way to the end of the seventh-round. Coming out of West Virginia, Capers was one of the fastest offensive linemen to enter the draft. However, concerns about his strength and technique demolished his draft stock.
Capers originally signed with the Giants practice squad in October of 2011 after being released from the Redskins. After going through a full training camp with Big Blue, he was placed on the Giants practice squad again in 2012. This will be his first opportunity to play as a member of the active roster. Obviously, he will not be counted on to contribute very much. However, it should be interesting to see if he can further develop into a productive player.
Capers has the athletic ability to play as an offensive tackle in the NFL. He has size and speed that can match up up with some of the better defensive linemen in the league. If he can improve his technique at the point of attack and attain a grasp on the Giants offensive schemes, maybe offensive line coach Pat Flaherty can make something of him.
Big Blue also added Stephen Goddin to the practice squad. Goodin was signed by the Giants as a rookie out of Nebraska-Kearney. After initially making the practice squad out of training camp, Goodin was cut to make room for wide receiver Brandon Collins. He is not expected to contribute any time in the near future.
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