The New York Giants made several changes to their roster Saturday as the reached the 53-man regular-season roster limit mandated by the NFL.
- Sage Rosenfels is out as backup quarterback, replaced by former backup David Carr. Rosenfels was placed on IR due to illness and a lingering back injury.
- Steve Weatherford, a seven-year veteran signed early in training camp, replaces Matt Dodge as the Giants’ punter.
- Four rookie linebackers — Spencer Paysinger, Mark Herzlich, Greg Jones and Jacquian Williams — are in. A pair of linebackers drafted in 2010 — Phillip Dillard and Adrian Tracy — are out.
Here is the roster, as it stands right now
Quarterbacks (2): Eli Manning, David Carr
Running Backs (4): Ahmad Bradshaw, Brandon Jacobs, D.J. Ware, Da’Rel Scott
Fullbacks (2): Bear Pascoe, Henry Hynoski (Pascoe also plays tight end)
Wide Receivers (6): Hakeem Nicks, Mario Manningham, Domenik Hixon, Devin Thomas, Victor Cruz, Jerrel Jernigan
Tight Ends (2): Travis Beckum, Jake Ballard
Offensive Linemen (9): David Diehl, Chris Snee, Kareem McKenzie, Will Beatty, David Bass, Stacy Andrews, Mitch Petrus, James Brewer, Kevin Boothe
Defensive Linemen: (8): Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora, Chris Canty, Linval Joseph, Jason Pierre-Paul, Rocky Bernard, Dave Tollefson, Jimmy Kennedy
Linebackers (7): Mathias Kiwanuka, Jonathan Goff, Michael Boley, Jacquian Williams, Mark Herzlich, Greg Jones, Spencer Paysinger.
Cornerbacks (5): Corey Webster, Aaron Ross, Michael Coe, Brian Williams, Prince Amukamara
Safeties (5): Antrel Rolle, Deon Grant, Kenny Phillips, Tyler Sash, Derrick Martin
Kicker (1): Lawrence Tynes
Punter (1): Steve Weatherford
Long Snapper (1): Zak DeOssie