As we head towards training camp for the New York Giants, specific position battles will begin to take shape that will result in several surprising cuts.
Units such as the tight end group and wide receivers have tons of value and depth that will be weeded out over the course of the next few weeks. The pass-catchers are the most interesting of the bunch, as the Giants have Golden Tate and Sterling Shepard firmly planted in the No. 1 and 2 roles.
Behind the two starters, it’s a race for the No. 3 job, where things could get interesting and players could be cut. With Corey Coleman making a comeback and planning to be more influential going into his fourth NFL season, it presents a legitimate issue for Cody Latimer.
What does Cody Latimer offer the New York Giants?
Latimer, a straight-away speed type of player, could be on the chopping block given his injury in 2018 and lack of production in the Giants offense. If Coleman proves he’s a more capable option — he’s a better route runner, it could leave the Giants and head coach Pat Shurmur no choice but to cut Latimer.
By letting him go, the team would save $1M in cap space that could be allocated towards a position of need — defensive line or linebackers. However, Latimer has a very fair shot to make the team and earn the starting job, which could put Coleman in jeopardy.
One of the two will likely be a cut-candidate after training camp and the Giants begin to thin out the roster down to the active 53-man squad.
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