Giants announce seven practice squad players

Posted Aug 31, 2014

The Giants have announced seven of the 10 practice squad players for the 2014 season

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – The Giants filled seven on their 10 available practice squad spots this afternoon. Six of the seven players signed today were waived by the team yesterday in the roster cutdown to 53.

The practice squad players who were with the Giants in training camp are: running back Michael Cox; cornerbacks Bennett Jackson and Chandler Fenner; linebacker Dan Fox; defensive end Jordan Stanton; and wide receiver Julian Talley.

The seventh player signed this afternoon was tackle Nick Becton, who was waived by San Diego in the cutdown to 75 players on Tuesday.

Becton, 6-5, 323 pounds, originally signed with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent out of Virginia Tech on May 13, 2013. He spent most of his rookie season on the San Diego practice squad, although he was on the 53-man roster for six weeks last year and appeared in one game (at Oakland, 10/6).


Cox, a seventh round draft choice from UMass by the Giants in 2013, played in 14 games as a rookie with one start. He led the team with 20 kickoff returns for 436 yards (21.8-yard avg.) with a long runback of 56 yards. He also had 43 yards rushing on 22 attempts and three receptions for 12 yards.

OT Nick Becton
RB Michael Cox
DB Chandler Fenner
LB Dan Fox
DB Bennett Jackson
DE Jordan Stanton
WR Julian Talley
Talley was originally in the Giants’ training camp in 2012 after signing as an undrafted free agent out of UMass. He was waived on Aug. 27 that year and re-signed on July 31, 2013. He was waived on the final roster cutdown and spent most of last season on the team’s practice squad before being signed to the active roster on Dec. 17. He played in two games and recorded two special teams tackles.

Jackson was a Giants’ sixth round selection from Notre Dame in this year’s draft and played in four of the Giants’ five preseason games this summer. He finished with eight tackles (seven solo) and one pass defensed.


Fox (Notre Dame) and Stanton (James Madison) were signed this spring by the Giants as rookie free agents. Both played in all five preseason games. Fox finished with five defensive tackles and a pass defensed. Stanton record four tackles (one for a loss), two sacks, two forced fumbles and a quarterback hit. He also had a special teams tackle.

Fenner entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent from Holy Cross with Kansas City in 2012. He was on the Seattle Seahawks’ practice squad in December of that year. Fenner was signed by the Giants on Aug. 1 of this year and played in all five preseason games, recording seven defensive tackles, three passes defensed and three special teams tackles.