The Giants today waived running back Andre Williams, who played in all 32 games for the team the previous two seasons, and placed tight end Will Johnson (burner) on injured reserve to reach the NFL's 53-man roster limit by 4 p.m.
“Andre is a guy that played some good football for us,” coach Ben McAdoo said. “We’re going to miss him. It was another one of those really tough (roster) decisions to make. We feel that with Rashad, Shane, Orleans, Paul Perkins and Bobby Rainey,we have some versatility there to play all three downs, and on special teams as well.”
Williams’ departure leaves the Giants with five running backs in veterans Rashad Jennings, Shane Vereen, Orleans Darkwa and Bobby Rainey, and rookie Paul Perkins.