August 18, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants rookie running back Joe Martinek (38) scores a touchdown as he's flipped by New York Jets cornerback Julian Posey (21) during the fourth quarter of a preseason game at MetLife Stadium. Brad Penner-US PRESSWIRE
Joe Martinek and Brandon Bing, both former Rutgers University stars, were among the players cut by the New York Giants Monday as the team reached the 75-man roster limit as required by NFL rules by 4 p.m. ET. Teams must reach the regular-season limit of 53 players on Friday.
Martinek, signed as an undrafted free agent, was working at both halfback and fullback for the Giants. He caught two passes for 21 yards and one touchdown in the preseason, but did not carry the ball. Bing spent part of the 2011 season on the Giants' practice squad.
Here are the remaining moves made by the Giants.
Placed On PUP
(knee) and (knee). To clarify something quickly, only players who were on PUP at the beginning of training camp and have not practiced at all during preseason are eligible for regular-season PUP.
Canty and Beckum are not eligible to play until after Week 6 of the regular season (October 16). From October 16 up until the day after the ninth regular season weekend (November 6), players on reserve/PUP may begin a 21-day practice period before a decision has to be made whether to activate, terminate, or keep them on the reserve/PUP list.
Placed on IR
Waived (11 players)
Ryan Purvis (TE),(DT) (DB), (WR), (WR), Christian Hopkins (TE), (CB), Jojo Nicolas (S), (RB), (OT), Oren Wilson (DT).
Significantly, the Giants made no moves with defensive tackle Shaun Rogers (blood clot) or cornerback Terrell Thomas (knee).