EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – One day before their first training camp practice, the Giants today confirmed the status and availability of nine players, none of whom will be on the field tomorrow.
Six players were placed on the physically unable to perform list. Five of them tore ACLs playing for the Giants last season: wide receivers Sterling Shepard and Wan'Dale Robinson, cornerback Aaron Robinson, defensive tackle D.J. Davidson and guard Marcus McKethan (who was injured in a preseason practice).
The sixth player on PUP is defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson, who was signed as a free agent on April 24. Robinson played last season for the Los Angeles Rams and tore his meniscus in a game at New Orleans on Nov. 20. He missed the season's final seven games.
Wide receiver Jamison Crowder (calf) will be sidelined with a non-football injury. A nine-year veteran, Crowder was signed by the Giants on March 23. He caught six passes in four games for the Buffalo Bills last season before fracturing his ankle at Baltimore on Oct. 2.
Defensive tackle Vernon Butler was placed on the reserve/did not report list. Butler was signed to the Giants' practice squad on Nov. 15, 2022, and elevated to the active roster on Dec. 3. His only game action was in the 20-20 tie with Washington the following day.
Cornerback Leonard Johnson (knee) was waived with an injury settlement.
The New York Giants have reported to the Quest Diagnostics Training Center for the start of training camp.