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Hilary : 8/5/2022 9:09 am
Any articles or news on how Justin Ellis and DJ Davidson look
or whether they are moving Dexter Lawrence inside? The Giants get Derek Henry week 1.
The pads just came on, so I wouldn't expect too much news.  
Klaatu : 8/5/2022 9:17 am : link
Reportedly, Williams and Lawrence have looked good (especially against 2nd team OL's), but most of the emphasis has been on the Edge Rushers. Holmes has been playing with the 1st team recently, and Ward seems to be playing both DL and LB. I figure we'll get a better sense of where Ellis and Davidson stand (along with guys like Moa and Hinton) in the preseason games.
From Ed Valentine at BBV this morning:  
Big Blue Blogger : 8/5/2022 9:21 am : link
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... Lawrence, by the way, is playing a considerable amount of nose tackle when the Giants are in three-down linemen sets.

Another interesting development is that Jalyn Holmes, who spent last season with the New Orleans Saints, has been getting considerable first-team reps at defensive end in those three-down packages.

Ellis still has the inside track on a roster spot, unless the staff thinks Davidson is ready to play. Another option, though, is to cut him and then either sign him to the practice squad (his guaranteed money basically covers PSQ pay) or re-sign him to the 53 after Week 1 and pay him week-to-week until they phase him out.
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Toth029 : 8/5/2022 10:02 am : link
DL is Nick Williams who has had starting experience. I felt his competition is primarily guys like Chris Hinton and Jalyn Holmes, and probably David Moa.

Davidson and Ellis are the NT types. One is likely making the final and the other is a likely candidate on the practice squad.
If they keep six D-Linemen...  
Klaatu : 8/5/2022 10:30 am : link
Ellis and Davidson could both stick. With Williams and Lawrence on board, it would leave two spots open for Holmes, Moa, Hinton, Anderson, and Williams to fight over. Or they might include Ward on their DE list, or Smith.
I'm looking forward to seeing  
Will Shine : 8/5/2022 2:04 pm : link
Ellerson Smith's development.

Hope the coach is back soon.
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