As the Giants move toward a 53-man roster, receiver Mario Manningham has been placed on the short-term IR list, according to the NFL Network.
Manningham has dealt with a nagging injury that has plagued him over the past two years. The report also states he'll be set to be released, with his career likely over. In addition, the Giants placed return specialist Trindon Holliday on IR too due to an ankle injury.
Aug 28, 2014 · 1:24 PM EDT
The Giants are looking for playmakers at the wide receiver position. Fourth-quarter preseason star Corey Washington could get a chance to show what he can do earlier in the game. Veteran Mario Manningham has this one final chance to prove he's healthy and explosive enough on the outside to merit a roster spot. Jerrel Jernigan has been coasting through camp as a guy who assumes he has a roster spot locked up, but the Giants would very much like to see him perform the way he did last December, even for one drive. Lots still to sort out at these positions with a week and a half to go.
Aug 26, 2014 · 6:02 PM EDT
Victor Cruz, Rueben Randle and Odell Beckham are sure things to make the Giants roster at wide receiver.
Jerrel Jernigan, who's been running with the first team in Beckham's place all summer, looks like a strong bet as well, especially since he's Cruz's primary backup at the slot receiver position. Undrafted rookie Corey Washington has caught a touchdown pass in each of the Giants' first four preseason games and has obviously helped his cause.
Preston Parker, who caught 40 passes for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2011 but was out of football last season, appears to be the primary punt returner right now with Beckham and Trindon Holliday hurt, and that could help him earn a spot as a wide receiver as well. Julian Talley also survived Tuesday's cuts and therefore remains a candidate to be kept.
One of the odd men out seems to be Mario Manningham who has struggled at times but has shown flashes lately. The team is apparently going to keep four TEs which could make it tough to keep six WRs.
Aug 15, 2014 · 11:41 AM EDT
Jordan Raanan of NJ.com listed several players 'on the bubble' for the Giants:
Even on a day when four of the Giants' top five wide receivers didn't practice, WR Mario Manningham didn't work with the first team. He'd be a long, long, longshot at this point if he didn't have a track record of success.
Adrien Robinson began the summer working with the first-team offense. He's since fallen back in the tight end rotation. It's possible that he doesn't even make the team because of too many mental mistakes and drops. Still like his chances though. He's the best receiving TE on the roster.
RB Michael Cox isn't an ideal fit in the offense. He has trouble catching the ball out of the backfield and Kendall Gaskins appears to have surpassed him on the depth chart.