Yesterday, the Giants cut their roster down to 53 players. There were a few surprising moves, but overall, the Giants are set for the 2010 season.

Here’s the list of the 24 players that were cut from the Giants:

  • DT Dwayne Hendricks
  • OL Jim Cordle
  • OL Dennis Landolt
  • DE Tommie Hill
  • QB Dominic Randolph
  • TE Scott Chandler
  • TE Bear Pascoe
  • S John Busing
  • WR Tim Brown
  • RB Gartrell Johnson
  • OL Jacob Bender
  • QB Rhett Bomar
  • FB Jerome Johnson
  • DL Nate Collins
  • WR Derek Hagan
  • DE Alex Hall (waived/injured)
  • DT Jay Alford
  • OL Guy Whimper
  • OL Herb Taylor
  • CB Courtney Brown (waived/injured)
  • RB Andre Brown
  • CB Seth Williams
  • S Matt O’Hanlon
  • S Sha’reff Rashad
  • Among the cuts, Andre Brown, Jay Alford, and Rhett Bomar were the most surprising. Brown, who suffered an Achillies injury last season, looked very good during the preseason. However, Brown suffered a turf toe injury two weeks ago, opening the door for DJ Ware. Ware rumbled for 60 yards against the Patriots in the Giants final pre-season game and subsequently made the team. The Giants hoped Brown would clear waivers and return to the practice squad, but the Denver Broncos claimed the young runner off of waivers.

    Defensive tackle, Jay Alford was also let go of. Best known for his play in Super Bowl XLII, Alford tore his ACL last season and was pushed out due to the Giants depth on the defensive line. The Giants will enter the season with Barry Cofield, Chris Canty, second-round pick Linval Joseph and Rocky Bernard at defensive tackle. Bernard has played exceptionally well during the pre-season.
    Finally, after the Giants acquired Sage Rosenfels from Minneosta, Bomar’s roster spot was jeopardized. However, Bomar cleared waivers and will be placed on the Giants’ practice squad. Bomar threw for 545 yards in four pre-season games with three touchdowns to two interceptions.
    Jake Ballard, Bear Pascoe, Jim Cordie, Nate Collins, Seth WIlliams, and Sha’reff Rashad all cleared waivers and will join the Giants’ practice squad.