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New York Giants Release First “Unofficial” Depth Chart of 2014

July 24th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
By Dan Benton

As they entered their fourth day of training camp, the New York Giants officially announced their very first "unofficial" depth chart for 2014. Yes, you read that right — they officially announced their "unofficial" depth chart.

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The training camp depth chart is nothing new for the Giants (or any NFL team for that matter), but offers very little insight into what's actually happening on the field or what may happening in the future. Most players are cycled in and out throughout practice, being given reps with first-, second- and third-teams, so take what you see here with a grain of salt.

All of that being said, it is fun for speculations purpose. So… Enjoy!

OFFENSE:

  • Quarterback: Eli Manning, Ryan Nassib, Curtis Painter
  • Running Back: Rashad Jennings, David Wilson, Peyton Hillis/Kendall Gaskins, Andre Williams/Michael Cox
  • Fullback: Henry Hynoski, John Conner
  • Wide Receiver 1: Rueben Randle, Odell Beckham Jr., Mario Manningham/Marcus Harris, Trindon Holliday/Travis Harvey
  • Wide Receiver 2: Victor Cruz, Jerrel Jernigan, Preston Parker, Corey Washington
  • Tight End: Larry Donnell, Daniel Fells, Xavier Grimble, Adrien Robinson/Kellen Davis
  • Left Tackle: Will Beatty, Charles Brown, James Brewer
  • Left Guard: Geoff Schwartz, Dallas Reynolds, Jamaal Johnson-Webb
  • Center: J.D. Walton, Weston Richburg, Eric Herman
  • Right Guard: Brandon Mosley, John jerry, John Sullen
  • Right Tackle: Justin Pugh, Troy Kropog, DeMarcus Love

DEFENSE:

  • Left Defensive End: Mathias Kiwanuka, Robert Ayers Jr., Kerry Wynn, Jordan Stanton
  • Left Defensive Tackle: Cullen Jenkins, Johnathan Hankins, Jay Bromley
  • Right Defensive Tackle: Mike Patterson, Markus Kuhn, Kelcy Quarles, Everett Dawkins
  • Right Defensive End: Jason Pierre-Paul, Damontre Moore, Kendrick Adams, Emmanuel Dieke
  • Strongside Linebacker: Devon Kennard, Dan Fox, Spencer Adkins
  • Middle Linebacker: Jameel McClain, Mark Herzlich, Terrell Manning, Jon Beason (injured)
  • Weakside Linebacker: Jacquian Williams, Spencer Paysinger, Justin Anderson
  • Left Cornerback: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Trumaine McBride, Zack Bowman, Travis Howard
  • Right Cornerback: Prince Amukamara, Walter Thurmond III, Jayron Hosley, Charles James/Bennett Jackson
  • Free Safety: Stevie Brown, Quintin Demps, Thomas Gordon, Kyle Sebetic
  • Strong Safety: Antrel Rolle, Cooper Taylor, Nat Berhe, C.J. Barnett

SPECIAL TEAMS:

  • Kicker: Josh Brown, Brandon McManus
  • Punter: Steve Weatherford
  • Kick Returner: Quintin Demps, Trindon Holliday, David Wilson, Preston Parker/Jerrel Jernigan
  • Punt Returner: Trindon Holliday, Rueben Randle, Jerrel Jernigan, Preston Parker/David Wilson

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29 Responses to “New York Giants Release First “Unofficial” Depth Chart of 2014”

  1.  fanfor55years says:

    Can’t see how this could mean much.

    • Dan BentonDan Benton says:

      It means nothing, but people love this kind of stuff for some reason. Biggest story all week and I have no idea why. All that work on those training camp previews and this is what catches on.

      •  G Fan since Ninteen Forty Eight says:

        Make a big meal for Thanksgiving and the Kids still pig out on bread and butter.

        •  kujo says:

          Everyone wants to eat a Turkey Dinner every day, but sometimes you gotta eat a Hot Pocket. Similarly, everyone wants to take home the hottest chick in the bar, but sometimes you’d rather save yourself the trouble by buying a vodka cran for the fat girl next to the Perfect 10 model before taking her home and banging her brains out.

          I don’t know how this is related to the Giants, but it made sense in my head…

          •  Dirt says:

            Makes all the sense in the world.

            To that end, someone introduced me to the binary scale of rating women. Instead of walking into the bar and holding out for 9s or 10s, just find a 1. Your hit rate skyrockets. Genius. (Especially if you frequent some of the sh|tholes that force your hand)

      •  fanfor55years says:

        That work was greatly appreciated by many of us. It certainly had me excited about the coming season.

        Must be the Facebook crowd obsessing over a depth chart that will change by the weekend.

      •  Fran2Eli says:

        Dan, the previews were fantastic and much appreciated, as are the daily training camp reports. THANKS

  2.  G Fan since Ninteen Forty Eight says:

    They do not know any better!!!!

  3.  kujo says:

    I mean, you can say this is “unofficial” and “meaningless” all you want, but it’s hard not to see Robinson’s position on that list as a sign of his perception at this point in time. I mean, how could it not be significant that “the JPP of tight ends” is listed BEHIND an undrafted free agent rookie?

    These things are notoriously fungible, and Robinson has evidently been raising some eyebrows this week. So we’ll have to see what shakes out here. But you can’t tell me that seeing **yet another** Jerry Reese 4th round pick buried on the depth chart is all that surprising.

  4.  kujo says:

    And let me say this vis a vis Beckham carving out a spot for himself in the sainted Coughlin House O’Dog:

    F*** Tom Coughlin!

    It’s not Beckham’s fault that your pansy-a** Strength and Conditioning unit gets their medical information from Creationist Weekly. Time and time again, our rookies develop these ailments, and time and time again, NOTHING is done about it.

    •  fanfor55years says:

      Totally agree. Coughlin’s a fool if he doesn’t get over this. They need this kid this season and this doghouse stuff is dogpoop.

  5.  fanfor55years says:

    As to practice reports, anyone who started worrying about Eli based upon one bad day was foolish. But this continuing problem with execution that Nassib is having is starting to get worrisome. They really shouldn’t carry three quarterbacks so either he gets better or they should cut him and admit a mistake.

    I don’t care what Brewer was doing because I suspect he won’t make the final roster. He has to beat out Dallas Reynolds for what should be the last spot on the depth chart and I’m not at all sure he can because Brown should be a backup at tackle and Mosley could always shift over to tackle in an emergency. I hope Brewer improves, but he’s been pretty bad to date.

    •  skinnydoogan says:

      Wasn’t Brewer a 4th round pick as well? brewer = BUM

      •  kujo says:

        Reese hasn’t had a decent 4th round pick since Obama was elected.

        •  fanfor55years says:

          Obama hasn’t had a good month since Plax shot himself in the leg.

          •  kujo says:

            BaZINNNNGGGGGGa!

            (Of course, the strict gun control laws favored by Obama did absolutely NOTHING to prevent that tragedy. A real lesson for all!)

      •  fanfor55years says:

        It doesn’t really matter where they’re drafted. Only whether they can play or not. Looks like Reese struck out with Brewer but the truth is that EVERY draft pick is a gamble.

        And while Reese’s reputation has certainly suffered around here, my take is that he may have had two great drafts over the past two seasons and his overall track record will look pretty good. That’s especially true when you add his free agency decisions. I think Jerry Reese is a fine GM and if this team can compete for another championship (or two) while they still have Eli then he will be recognized as one of the best in the business.

        •  fanfor55years says:

          By his free agency track record I mean not only who he has signed but who he has let go. With the exception of Cofield who has played well once he left the Giants? And signing Cofield made no sense with Joseph in the wings, just as signing Joseph made no sense with Hankins in the wings. When you can get as good or better play at about 15-20% of the cost it is an easy decision as to what should be done.

        •  kujo says:

          Notable 4th round strikeouts:

          Bryan Kehl
          James Brewer
          Phillip Dillard
          Adrien Robinson

          Could it be time to add Ryan Nassib?

  6.  aikitim says:

    Don’t make a big deal out of the TEs, they’re in alphabetical order.

    •  fanfor55years says:

      Don’t make a big deal about ANY of this. A depth chart at the beginning of camp means absolutely nothing. Competition for spots on this roster will be fierce and will probably not be fully resolved until camp breaks.

      •  kujo says:

        I disagree. Depth charts at this stage in camp shed light on how the team views a player at this point in time. Of course, there’s like 40+ days before the first meaningful game, and the depth chart should look different at that point than at this one. But if you’re listed as #5 on the depth chart midway through the first week of your third NFL training camp, that speaks volumes about the way the team views you and your value.

        •  fanfor55years says:

          Well, I know for a fact that Robinson is not considered anywhere near the fifth guy on the depth chart, regardless of what the written word suggests. It has to be motivation.

          •  Dirt says:

            I think what the chap above is saying is that the depth chart as published was published in error with regard to the TEs, since they are conspicuously listed in alphabetical order.

            In other words, nothing to see here, not motivation, not damming of Robinson, but a simple goof up. And it seems the most plausible of the 3 scenarios.

  7.  fanfor55years says:

    And for all of you who were worried that JPP couldn’t beat Beatty yesterday, the word I got from a scout was that he was toying with him yesterday and beat him like a drum today. And then pretty much announced that on Sunday when the pads are on that old Will needs to up his game.

    He (the scout) also said that Kiwi looks very dedicated and the linebackers look “crazy good”. He just watched the defense today and came away impressed even though as he said “the offense did a very good job against them today”.

  8.  GOAT56 says:

    I do agree with Kujo that the depth chart does shed some light to how the team feelings about certain players. But I’m not sure that’s case with TE because the depth chart conflicts with practice reports. Robinson has been getting a good deal of first team reps which doesn’t go in line with a player the is truly 4th or 5th team.

    On the other hand Brewer being 3rd string LT is close to a death blow. I think we saw last preseason Brewer is not a LT at this level. I think he has a chance at RT or guard but if he’s not getting a chance there and a guy like Reynolds has moved ahead of him he’s in deep trouble even with Snee’s retirement.

    I though one of the ost surprising things was seeing Jernigan listed as 3rd PR. I think he still has the talent to be a good PR I think his issues have been in his head. With some success now as a WR I wonder if now that will ease his mind and he can let his natural talent take over as a PR.

  9.  skinnydoogan says:

    To belabor one of Kujo’s and Dirt’s points from above, if you never took a “****” or two home before under Kujo’s premise from a bar, you were never really in the game. Now, back to football.

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