Prior to the start of practice on Tuesday afternoon, the New York Giants officially announced all transactions necessary for get them to the roster limit of 75 men. Included were a few surprise cuts — like that of cornerback Charles James II — and the unfortunate news that wide receiver Marcus Harris (hip) would join safety Cooper Taylor (foot) on season-ending Injured Reserve (IR).
Landing on season-ending IR is a tough break for Harris, but given their overwhelming amount of injuries to other key players such as offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz (toe) and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., the Giants determined they were just unable to carry another injury (and loss of a roster spot) into the regular season.
In addition to those two other Injured Reserve designations, the Giants waived/released 11 players and waived/injured two others (who are subject to waiver rules and then can be placed on IR if cleared).
Here is a full list of all of today's transactions:
- Kicker Brandon McManus
- Tight end Jerome Cunningham
- Cornerback Charles James II
- Linebacker Spencer Adkins
- Tight end Xavier Grimble
- Cornerback Ross Weaver
- Safety Kyle Sebetic
- Wide receiver Travis Harvey
- Guard John Sullen
- Cornerback C.J. Barnett
- Defensive tackle Everett Dawkins
- Defensive lineman Emmanuel Dieke
- Linebacker Justin Anderson
Shortly after being informed of his release, cornerback Charles James II shared the following statement via Instagram:
"Wanna thank the New York Giants for giving me the opportunity to start my career in the National Football League. Things happen in life for a reason [and] I can leave this place with a smile because I know I gave it everything I had everyday. Shocked? Hell yes! But I guess that's how the business goes. Gonna miss my guys DRC, Vic Cruz, Prince and a lot more we had some good times but the one person I'll miss the most is my big brother Antrel — you showed me a lot taught me a lot and I looked up to you thanks for everything. I'd be lying if I say this didn't motivate me haha looks like the Charles James underdog story continues! GOD is good man!"
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