The New York Giants are off again today. Their regular practice schedule for Week 1 of the NFL season will begin Thursday, since their game isn't until Monday Night. But that doesn't mean they're not busy.
The Giants had at least 15 players show up for tryout workouts Tuesday. They have only one spot left on their 10-man practice squad, but of course if they decide they like someone from this list better than someone they already have, they can cut a player and add someone new.
The Giants also could add a player to their active roster if they placed injured guard Geoff Schwartz on short-term injured reserve. They didn't do that when first able to make that move at 4 pm Tuesday, but still could. If they did, Schwartz would have to miss the first eight weeks of the season (seven games for the Giants, who have a Week 8 bye).
Anyway, here's the list of guys who were in East Rutherford to try out Tuesday:
DB Deveron Carr
WR Juron Criner
WR Patrick Edwards
WR Chris Harper
QB Matt Scott
WR Willie Snead
DB Rod Sweeting
QB Tyler Wilson
The quarterbacks are interesting because they're quarterbacks. And with only two quarterbacks on the active roster, it may be a smart idea for the Giants to stash one on the practice squad if they find one they like.
The wide receivers are interesting because the Giants are extremely thin at that position.
Gettis played for the Redskins the past couple of years, and obviously the Giants are thin at guard as well.
I can't handicap anyone's chances at this point, but I promise I'll let you know as soon as I hear anything.