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Your Favorite Giant...To Never Make the Team

Anakim : 8/19/2019 11:59 am
With Cut Day a few weeks away, just curious who were your favorite Giants who never played a regular season game for the Giants.


James Jones - If only...

Kyle Bosworth - biggest mistake letting him go

Rhett Bomar - legendary gunslinger

Devin Taylor

Kelcy Quarles - I actually thought he'd be good
In honor of Montreal Man  
since1925 : 8/19/2019 12:04 pm : link
Derick Dorris.
Matt..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 8/19/2019 12:07 pm : link
Stover or Olindo Mare. Both would have been good timing to transition from the incumbent K, and each time we let the better kicker go.
Not that he was ever going to take over for Eli  
figgy2989 : 8/19/2019 12:07 pm : link
But I remember Andrew Woodson heading into his senior year at Kentucky as a possible Heisman candidate.

Had a decent senior year, but slipped to the 6th Round. Thought he would have made a nice back up.
There are some good stories over the years  
Torrag : 8/19/2019 12:08 pm : link
Carlock is an example this time around. Local kid comes to camp and has a great game with some highlight reel plays.

Fun stuff when it happens but I don't have a 'favorite' in this category. It's more like will 'o the wisp nostalgia.
Michael Jennings  
Gap92 : 8/19/2019 12:08 pm : link
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And if we are taking injuries into consideration  
figgy2989 : 8/19/2019 12:09 pm : link
I would have loved to see what Chad Jones would have been in the secondary! What a tremendous athlete and I was pumped when we got him in the 3rd round.
RE: Matt..  
Anakim : 8/19/2019 12:10 pm : link
In comment 14535828 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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Stover or Olindo Mare. Both would have been good timing to transition from the incumbent K, and each time we let the better kicker go.


Brown over McManus sucks in hindsight
From Way Back -- Buddy Dial,  
clatterbuck : 8/19/2019 12:11 pm : link
a wide receiver, second-round pick in 59, who was cut in favor of a free agent named Joey Biscaha. Dial had a nice career with the Steelers and Cowboys. I don't think Biscaha lasted the season.
I remember the hubbub when David Douglas was cut  
Greg from LI : 8/19/2019 12:12 pm : link
A lot of people were upset about that
RE: Michael Jennings  
pjcas18 : 8/19/2019 12:14 pm : link
In comment 14535835 Gap92 said:
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He made the team.

RE: I remember the hubbub when David Douglas was cut  
Anakim : 8/19/2019 12:14 pm : link
In comment 14535841 Greg from LI said:
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A lot of people were upset about that



Yes! The Arizona wunderkind
RE: RE: Michael Jennings  
Gap92 : 8/19/2019 12:17 pm : link
In comment 14535844 pjcas18 said:
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He made the team.

Hmm, my bad. I didn't remember that. I remember the year he was having a great camp and he ruptured his achilles (?) during a preseason game.
I mean, itís gotta be Cameron Wake, right?  
sb from NYT Forum : 8/19/2019 12:19 pm : link
Although Accorsi cut him before training camp even started.
Michael Jennings played 8 games in 2006  
Greg from LI : 8/19/2019 12:20 pm : link
5 receptions, 2 rushes
RE: RE: RE: Michael Jennings  
pjcas18 : 8/19/2019 12:20 pm : link
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He made the team.



Hmm, my bad. I didn't remember that. I remember the year he was having a great camp and he ruptured his achilles (?) during a preseason game.


He was on the team the year (2006) before he ruptured his Achilles (2007)

He played mostly special teams, but managed to catch 5 passes.

Never came back from the Achilles
He was on injured reserve in 2007  
Greg from LI : 8/19/2019 12:21 pm : link
So he got himself a ring
sb  
SLIM_ : 8/19/2019 12:23 pm : link
It was Derek Wake when he got cut by the Giants. Good call.

I'm going back to probably late 80's with a incredibly small receiver/returner named Gary "The Flea' Harrell. I remember some draft 'expert' talking about him like he was some super hero. "That is what the flea can do".

Martellus Bennett  
NephilimGiants : 8/19/2019 12:23 pm : link
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RE: I mean, itís gotta be Cameron Wake, right?  
pjcas18 : 8/19/2019 12:24 pm : link
In comment 14535852 sb from NYT Forum said:
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Although Accorsi cut him before training camp even started.


He was Derek Wake with the Giants.

Something still seems suspicious to me about Wake. Gets cut in Giants training camp, disappears to Canada, joins the CFL, comes back three years later the second coming of Michael Strahan.

Unusual career path, to say the least.
RE: Martellus Bennett  
pjcas18 : 8/19/2019 12:25 pm : link
In comment 14535862 NephilimGiants said:
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Made the team and played for the Giants.
Ryan Grant never made the team, right?  
Greg from LI : 8/19/2019 12:27 pm : link
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RE: Ryan Grant never made the team, right?  
figgy2989 : 8/19/2019 12:32 pm : link
In comment 14535868 Greg from LI said:
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Practice squad, then that bad injury. IIRC, we were still able to trade him and get a pick back.
RE: Ryan Grant never made the team, right?  
pjcas18 : 8/19/2019 12:32 pm : link
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Nope, he was traded after a year on the PS and a year on NFI list.
RE: Ryan Grant never made the team, right?  
Jay on the Island : 8/19/2019 12:34 pm : link
In comment 14535868 Greg from LI said:
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Well he technically made the 53 man roster but was traded the same day.
Byrne  
Les in TO : 8/19/2019 12:40 pm : link
Diehl - could not unseat mike Horgan and his patented coffin corner kick
Rhett Bomar  
Jay on the Island : 8/19/2019 12:41 pm : link
I was excited when the Giants drafted him because he was very talented. I thought he sit behind Eli for a couple of years before potentially being traded for a draft pick or two.
Gary Harrell..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 8/19/2019 12:41 pm : link
made tthe team and played in 4 games for the Giants
RE: From Way Back -- Buddy Dial,  
Big Blue '56 : 8/19/2019 1:06 pm : link
In comment 14535839 clatterbuck said:
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a wide receiver, second-round pick in 59, who was cut in favor of a free agent named Joey Biscaha. Dial had a nice career with the Steelers and Cowboys. I don't think Biscaha lasted the season.


Great call on Buddy Dial
Don Maynard  
PEEJ : 8/19/2019 1:10 pm : link
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RE: Don Maynard  
Big Blue '56 : 8/19/2019 1:12 pm : link
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He actually made the team for a short period of time as a RB, iirc
Sean  
Spike13 : 8/19/2019 1:37 pm : link
Bennett (sp.)
Ronnie Blye  
DoctorT : 8/19/2019 1:49 pm : link
RB from Tilden High School in Brooklyn
Sean Bennett..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 8/19/2019 2:09 pm : link
not only made the team but played 16 games and started 2 games
mudbear-level...  
Chris in Philly : 8/19/2019 2:13 pm : link
memories on this thread...
RE: mudbear-level...  
Les in TO : 8/19/2019 2:15 pm : link
In comment 14536007 Chris in Philly said:
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memories on this thread...
as well as top notch research skills
RE: Sean Bennett..  
Greg from LI : 8/19/2019 2:32 pm : link
In comment 14536006 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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not only made the team but played 16 games and started 2 games


Had a 2000 yard rushing season, if I'm remembering it correctly.

-MiS
RE: RE: Sean Bennett..  
Mike in NY : 8/19/2019 2:34 pm : link
In comment 14536036 Greg from LI said:
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not only made the team but played 16 games and started 2 games



Had a 2000 yard rushing season, if I'm remembering it correctly.

-MiS


Come on, if it was up to MiS we would have drafted Shurron Pierson.
CAMERON WAKE!  
TommytheElephant : 8/19/2019 2:47 pm : link
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Jamie Williams.  
Big Blue Blogger : 8/19/2019 3:53 pm : link
Third-round pick out of Nebraska in 1983. Looked like a possible solution at TE, where the Giants has gotten by with the likes of Gary Shirk and Tom Mullady after Dave Young washed out in 1981.

Williams was cut in an apparent training-camp mix-up. Went on play 11 years for the Cards, Oilers, Raiders and Niners.

Mowatt stepped up the next year, followed by Bavaro, so the Williams snafu didnít matter much in the long run.
Joe Don Looney  
Big Al : 8/19/2019 4:24 pm : link
Drafted and traded before the season.
I want so bad to say the Unblockable Jonas Seawright  
Sneakers O'toole : 8/19/2019 4:38 pm : link
I know he made the team, but I'm saying it anyway!!!!! I make my own rules!
I think mine  
pjcas18 : 8/19/2019 4:55 pm : link
may be Chad Jones.

I don't know if technically he ever made a team or not with his injuries and how they were handled from a transaction standpoint.

He never even made it to a training camp and sure the legend is maybe more than he would have become, but I was really looking forward to his Giants career.

RE: I think mine  
JoeMoney19 : 8/19/2019 6:50 pm : link
In comment 14536148 pjcas18 said:
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may be Chad Jones.

I don't know if technically he ever made a team or not with his injuries and how they were handled from a transaction standpoint.

He never even made it to a training camp and sure the legend is maybe more than he would have become, but I was really looking forward to his Giants career.

That news was brutal.
Trying to remember the RB's name  
jpkmets : 8/19/2019 8:07 pm : link
must have been 8-10 years ago. He had really good straight line speed, but was unable to move any other direction than straight ahead like a rook in chess. Can't remember his dang name, but I'll try and figure it out.
Can't say it was my favorite  
ChathamMark : 8/19/2019 8:21 pm : link
But, Greg Mark, 3rd round pick, 1990. Great motor, per George Young. Still hate the 'great motor' acronym. Never made the team. Great college career though:

He finished his career with an overall record of 55-5, 35 starts, 253 tackles, 95 quarterback pressures and 34.5 total sacks. His sack total currently ranks him 2nd on the all-time UM career sack list.
RE: Trying to remember the RB's name  
santacruzom : 8/19/2019 9:24 pm : link
In comment 14536280 jpkmets said:
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must have been 8-10 years ago. He had really good straight line speed, but was unable to move any other direction than straight ahead like a rook in chess. Can't remember his dang name, but I'll try and figure it out.


You may be referring to Da'Rel Scott, though I'm pretty sure he actually made them team. Fits your description though.
RE: Trying to remember the RB's name  
Poktown Pete : 8/19/2019 9:27 pm : link
In comment 14536280 jpkmets said:
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must have been 8-10 years ago. He had really good straight line speed, but was unable to move any other direction than straight ahead like a rook in chess. Can't remember his dang name, but I'll try and figure it out.

Da'Rel Scott I believe.
Sorry SantaCruz  
Poktown Pete : 8/19/2019 9:28 pm : link
you beat me to it.
Re: Scott, am pretty sure he gave us the bouncing ball off the helmet  
Poktown Pete : 8/19/2019 9:29 pm : link
loss to the Cowboys.
Phillip Rivers  
CMicks3110 : 8/19/2019 10:41 pm : link
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Kevin Walter  
CMicks3110 : 8/19/2019 10:44 pm : link
WR, was good with the Bengals
Bennett Jackson  
CMicks3110 : 8/19/2019 10:49 pm : link
had promise, but got injured
CMicks3110 with the kill shot  
Sneakers O'toole : 8/19/2019 10:50 pm : link
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who was the receiver that caught a bunch of PS TDs  
Reale01 : 8/20/2019 11:51 am : link
It was within the last 5 years. He did great in Pre-season games.
RE: who was the receiver that caught a bunch of PS TDs  
regulator : 8/20/2019 12:06 pm : link
In comment 14536700 Reale01 said:
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It was within the last 5 years. He did great in Pre-season games.


Corey Washington? IIRC he made the team and played during the regular season
RE: who was the receiver that caught a bunch of PS TDs  
tyrik13 : 8/20/2019 1:15 pm : link
In comment 14536700 Reale01 said:
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It was within the last 5 years. He did great in Pre-season games.


Ramses Barden
RE: Kevin Walter  
tyrik13 : 8/20/2019 1:16 pm : link
In comment 14536376 CMicks3110 said:
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WR, was good with the Bengals


And he was good with the Texans as well
Jamaar Taylor - WR, 6th rd pick out of A&M  
Jim in Forest Hills : 8/20/2019 1:18 pm : link
Good size and speed and made some plays. I think he got hurt and was never seen again, curse of #86.
RE: Jamaar Taylor - WR, 6th rd pick out of A&M  
Emlen'sGremlins : 8/20/2019 1:55 pm : link
In comment 14536927 Jim in Forest Hills said:
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Good size and speed and made some plays. I think he got hurt and was never seen again, curse of #86.


He made the team. Caught some balls from Eli vs. Philly in ''04.
Reggie White  
micky : 8/20/2019 2:19 pm : link
Almost...oye..paired with LT
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RE: RE: who was the receiver that caught a bunch of PS TDs  
pjcas18 : 8/20/2019 2:20 pm : link
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It was within the last 5 years. He did great in Pre-season games.



Ramses Barden


Barden made the team.
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