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Giants trim roster to 75 players


The Giants this morning pared 15 players from their roster to reach the NFL's roster limit of 75 players.

Two veterans who had offseason knee surgery and have yet to practice this summer, defensive tackle Chris Canty and tight end Travis Beckum, were placed on the reserve/physically unable to perform list. They will miss at least the first six games of the season.

Offensive lineman Brandon Mosley, the second of the Giants' two fourth-round draft choices this year, was placed on season-ending injured reserve with an ankle injury.

The Giants terminated the contract of five-year veteran cornerback Antwaun Molden, whom they signed on April 16. Molden played for New England last year.

The team also waived 11 players, including three with NFL experience: tight end Ryan Purvis, defensive tackle Carlton Powell and defensive back Chris Horton. Also waived were wide receivers Julian Talley and Brandon Collins, tight end Christian Hopkins, defensive backs Brandon Bing and Jojo Nicolas, running back Joe Martinek, tackle Joel Reinders and defensive tackle Oren Wilson.

According to NFL rules, the earliest Canty and Beckum can be activated is the day after the sixth regular season weekend (October 16). From October 16 up until the day after the ninth regular season weekend (November 6), players on reserve/PUP may begin a 21-day practice period before a decision has to be made whether to activate, terminate, or keep them on the reserve/PUP list.

The Giants and the rest of the NFL must reach the regular-season roster limit of 53 players by 9 p.m. Friday. The Giants host New England in their final preseason game Wednesday and will face Dallas in the regular season opener on September 5.


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