NY Giants first round of cuts includes surprise move at TE

Tuesday marked the deadline for the Giants to reduce their roster from 90 to 85, and in doing so the Giants made quite the surprising cut. The Giants announced on Tuesday morning that they have waived tight end/fullback Jeremiah Hall.

Hall, an undrafted rookie from Oklahoma, had been receiving some reps with the first team unit this summer, and even played a few snaps with them during Friday’s preseason win against New England.

After posting 68 catches for 757 yards and 12 touchdowns, while also rushing for 53 yards and a touchdown in his four year college career at Oklahoma, Hall went undrafted and signed with the Giants in early May as an offensive utility man.

ROSTER MOVES:

TE Jeremiah Hall, DB Gavin Heslop – Waived

WR Austin Proehl – Waived/Injured pic.twitter.com/Wp723ltJhK

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NY Giants cutting TE/FB Jeremiah Hall wasn’t expected

With the Giants not expected to carry a fullback on the roster, a position Hall played a ton at in college, Hall received the majority of his reps at tight end this summer. With the Giants TE position ravaged be injury this summer, it is somewhat surprising to see them let Hall go.

Veteran Ricky Seals-Jones has not been practicing due to an undisclosed injury and rookie standout Andre Miller fractured his forearm last week, which leaves the Giants with just four healthy tight ends on the roster: Daniel Bellinger, Chris Myriack, Austin Allen and Jordan Akins.

After last week’s preseason game, The Athletic’s Dan Duggan gave his latest Giants 53 man roster projection, where he projected that Hall would make the final roster.

Hall’s cut could be an indication to expect that unexpected with the Giants roster. It seemed as though Darius Slayton had no place on the 2022 Giants, but after seeing him play with the first string offense during the first preseason game, many wondered if the coaching staff actually does see him as a fit for this team.

But if Hall’s surprising cut is any indication, first team reps in training camp are not everything, and Slayton could still be in trouble. If one thing is clear,  more surprising cuts could be on the way for this team.

General manager Joe Schoen has his work cut out for him in crafting the Giants final 53-man roster. It should be a chaotic three weeks of roster moves for the Giants, with more cuts coming next week as well.

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