On Final 53: Will Beatty (LT), Justin Pugh (RT), J.D. Walton (C), Geoff Schwartz (LG), Brandon Mosley (RG), Weston Richburg (C/G), John Jerry (G), Charles Brown (T), James Brewer (G/T), Dallas Reynolds (C/G)
Cut: Jamaal Johnson-Webb (G), Mark Asper (T), Adam Gress (T), John Sullen (G)
Waived/Injured: Rogers Gaines (T)
Reserve/Suspended: Eric Herman (G)
The Giants O-line is already battered and in questionable condition to start the regular season. The Giants might be without both starting guards when they take the field next Monday night.
Starting with the guards, Schwartz, on the left, was New York's big free agency signing to stabilize the line. He looked all right, not stellar, in the preseason until a toe injury against the New York Jets (Week 3) sent him to the sidelines. The possibility of him landing on short-term injured reserve, with a designation to return after eight weeks, has not been ruled out.
The Giants need Mosley to make a leap this season, as he attempts to fill in for now-retired Chris Snee on the right side. A tight back, however, caused him to miss the preseason finale.
With Walton holding down the center position, Richburg, a 2014 second-rounder, will fill in for Schwartz to his immediate left. If Mosley can't go, Jerry will play in his place. Richburg is highly touted, yet inexperienced. Jerry is a veteran but is coming off knee surgery.
The edges are where New York's O-line is at its strongest—but that's not saying much. Beatty is coming off a broken leg and a horrendous season as Eli Manning's blindside protector. Since the Giants paid him like an elite left tackle, he has been anything but. Opposite him, Pugh will try to follow up a solid rookie season on the right side.
Brown and Brewer made the team as backup tackles. Brown started 14 games at left tackle for the New Orleans Saints before he was benched last season, and the behemoth Brewer has been a bust since New York drafted him in the fourth round back in 2011.
Reynolds gives the team some additional interior depth.