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Areas on the team to strengthen via waiver wire?

Eric from BBI : Admin : 8/12/2019 10:19 am
I was looking over the roster and depth chart this morning. What sticks out is how young this team is. But I also wonder where the Giants will be actively scanning the waiver wire.

Gettleman was VERY active last year when the roster cuts were made, claiming SIX players off of waivers.
OL depth  
Harvest Blend : 8/12/2019 10:21 am : link
to start with.
Usually depends on the injuries.  
barens : 8/12/2019 10:22 am : link
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OL, WR, CB (if Baker out for a while)  
Metnut : 8/12/2019 10:22 am : link
LB, Edge, Safety.
LB/DL seems like the obvious ones....OL too but we know  
Zeke's Alibi : 8/12/2019 10:22 am : link
how bad waiver wire OL are in a league dearth of talent. I'm actually satisfied with the back half of WRs for now.
I think we will be looking for  
jvm52106 : 8/12/2019 10:23 am : link
experienced backup Olinement- as the Giants see that their starting group is pretty good and they do not want a lack of experience in the reserve role killing them.

A Vet tailback for leadership and stability for sure. Perkins is a JAG and played himself off the team. Gallman is set but rest is open for a VET backup (seasoned Vet).

I would think a VET WR could be on the radar too.
Nearly every team struggles with OL depth  
Sy'56 : 8/12/2019 10:45 am : link
I wouldn't hold my breath if you are looking for major upgrades via cuts

My opinion, I think this team could use more edge rushing talent and another safety
Inside LB  
Rudy5757 : 8/12/2019 10:46 am : link
I think Goodson is pretty much an afterthought at this point. Connelly has clearly passed him. If there is a coverage guy available we may just snatch him up.

OT we seem to be very thin right now.

safety behind Peppers and Bethea, you have Love a few guys that you dont want on the field for long stretches.

Returners - I think we can use an upgrade especially at PR.

I think we are also looking for unique guys for the offense. Like a jack of all trades hybrid type. The Eric Dungey project never got off the ground.

Overall I am happy with the roster and some of the depth. Obviously is a starter type is available you will have to look at almost any position. We are set for the most part on O, WR is a need for the offseason. you are not going to find a starter as a FA. D is they can find a pass rush specialist...lol. they get cut all the time...lol.
LB and WR  
George : 8/12/2019 10:50 am : link
but I doubt there will be good options available this summer.
RE: OL, WR, CB (if Baker out for a while)  
Coach Red Beaulieu : 8/12/2019 10:59 am : link
In comment 14527313 Metnut said:
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LB, Edge, Safety.

Overall not the most talented group, but we seem to have "depth" at WR, some interesting bottom of the roster guys and then some.
Pass rush number one priority  
Rick in Dallas : 8/12/2019 11:22 am : link
...
Connor Barwin is available  
Gman11 : 8/12/2019 11:38 am : link
(ducks)
they should be less active on waivers and more active on trades  
Eric on Li : 8/12/2019 11:44 am : link
if a WR with some upside shakes free (like Coleman last year), or a LB, or a S, or a RB, or even a backup OL. The recent Eli Harold trade isn't a bad example of the type of thing they should have their eyes open for. Also Duke Johnson would have been a nice addition of another playmaker for the offense + ST. A conditional 3rd/4th was a little steep but those are the types of guys they should have an eye out for.

I'm sure they will claim 1 or 2 developmental types too, like all teams do, but this roster seems deeper than last year's and that should be a learning experience since none of those guys really did all that much beyond ST.
Have to set your expectations reasonably  
Giantfan in skinland : 8/12/2019 11:47 am : link
I don't think you can really expect to find too much pass rush help or quality OL depth. Probably two of the most prized assets for any team. Where I think you're more likely to see some guys shake free that could be of interest to the Giants:

1. Depth level vet WR
2. Vet safety
3. RB
4. PR/KR
Nobody works the wire like Gettleman  
GiantEgo : 8/12/2019 11:53 am : link
Punter?  
Reale01 : 8/12/2019 1:27 pm : link
Is possible.
RE: LB and WR  
santacruzom : 8/12/2019 1:36 pm : link
In comment 14527354 George said:
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but I doubt there will be good options available this summer.


I'm holding out hope that Keelan Doss gets waived by the Raiders and signed by us, but it's looking like he'll make their roster.
Too early to call, but I donít think it will be many.  
Spider56 : 8/12/2019 1:55 pm : link
This years roster is stronger than last year and theyíve been building chemistry thru the spring / summer. If all the kids continue to grow and play well in the preseason games, I think it will only be 1 or 2 added to the original 53, most likely driven by injuries.
Jake Carlock question  
5BowlsSoon : 8/12/2019 2:44 pm : link
Seeing that he played safety, could he be someone who might have more success covering a TE or a RB out of the backfield? Iím tired of seeing TEs having career days ag us. I donít think Davis is any good. He didnít look good last year and Iíve not read anywhere giving me hope.
Depth on the ol if possible  
eli4life : 8/12/2019 3:17 pm : link
Maybe wr and of course any injuries will dictate what we look at
WR and a punter  
Bluesbreaker : 8/12/2019 9:41 pm : link
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I think the injury bug  
section125 : 8/13/2019 8:13 am : link
will determine what DG is looking for. Right now WR seems worst hit. But after Tate and Shepard there are a bunch of guys that seem equal and that is probably all you will see on the waiver wire.

They may look for a returner - but I thought Ballentine looked pretty explosive on K/Os. Not sure about TJ Jones on punts....
Punterís  
mittenedman : 8/13/2019 8:27 am : link
a good one.
Dixon even fakes the camera man out with his short punts. Doesnt boom them the way others do and not much touch around the GL either.

The Giants went from Wing to Dixon and both guys are pretty bad.
RE: OL depth  
Jay in Toronto : 8/13/2019 8:28 am : link
In comment 14527311 Harvest Blend said:
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to start with.


Especially OT
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