Starting at backup QB, Giants facing difficult roster cuts

New York Giants quarterback Geno Smith (3) passes under pressure from New England Patriots nose tackle Darius Kilgo (96) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Giants coach Ben McAdoo feels like he has more than 53 players who can play. But like every other NFL team, he has until Saturday afternoon to cut the roster from 90 players to the limit for opening day.

“We have some depth, we had some good competition and at the positions we needed to see a lot out of last night, they stood up and they played and they competed,” McAdoo said Friday. It was exciting to watch and it made our job even harder, but that’s good.”

This is the first season the NFL has enforced roster cuts all at once at the end of the preseason. It was previously a gradual process with more players cut week to week.

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