The New York Giants, in contrast to final yr at the moment, are well-stocked on the extensive receiver place — particularly inside. So, after the group performs the New York Jets within the preseason finale on Saturday night, some veterans could not stick round after Tuesday’s preliminary 53-man roster deadline.
Do the New York Giants Have Too Many Slot Receivers?
With the addition of former Colts WR Parris Campbell, who signed a one-year, $4.7 million deal, and veteran WRs Cole Beasley and Jamison Crowder, the group is overstocked on the slot place.
Campbell, who can play inside or outdoors, is a lock to make the group, however Beasley and Crowder’s statuses on the roster are much less sure.
Second-year WR Wan’Dale Robinson, in the meantime, who’s on the lively/PUP record, will play principally inside as soon as he returns. And veteran WR Sterling Shepard, who got here off the PUP record early in coaching camp, additionally principally performs inside.
Defensively, Isaiah Simmons, who moved to security in current weeks with the Arizona Cardinals earlier than this week’s trade, may play a specialised function in defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale’s scheme.
Isaiah Simmons was the eighth general choose within the 2020 Draft, he is now traded for a seventh spherical choose to the #Giants
Simmons is actually one of many freakish atheltes in NFL mix historical past.
He ran 4.39 at 6’4, 238 kilos with 20 bench reps.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) August 24, 2023
The Cardinals’ earlier defensive workers lined him up principally at ILB and OLB, however Simmons could possibly be used as a chess piece together with his new group.
A personnel supply mentioned if he’s used appropriately, the previous first-round choose from the 2020 NFL Draft needs to be used to cowl athletic tight ends because of his measurement (6’4″, 240 kilos) and velocity (4.39 in the course of the 2020 NFL Mix) as a go rusher and inside linebacker.
Simmons clearly was not comfy taking part in security together with his former group, which is likely one of the essential explanation why they traded him.