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The Giants make the first moves to trim their roster

The Giants put TE Rysen John (ankle) and S Quincy Wilson (ankle) on IR, per source. They need to make three more moves by today’s 4 pm deadline.

The moves are obviously disappointing for a pair of young players who impressed in Sunday's preseason game against the Cleveland Browns.

John flashed through the first two weeks of preseason, using his skills and background as a wide receiver to attack the middle of defenses. He came up with two of the Giants' biggest plays against the Browns with receptions of 25 and 29 yards up the middle. Unfortunately, he went down with an injury with just 14 seconds left in the game.

Duggan added in subsequent tweets that he has been told that John’s injury wasn’t season ending — that his ankle was rolled up on — and that he could rejoin the team at a later date if he’s released with an injury settlement.

Wilson had one of the other highlights of the afternoon when he came up with an interception on a poorly placed and ill-advised throw by Case Keenum.

The Giants have until 4 p.m. ET Tuesday to trim their roster from 85 to 80 players, so more roster moves are sure to follow.

Be sure to stay with Big Blue View throughout the day for more updates and analysis as the Giants make their roster moves.

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SNY 25 August, 2021 - 07:50am

Aug 22, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns running back John Kelly (49) scores a touchdown in front of the defense of New York Giants cornerback Rodarius Williams (25) during the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

CLEVELAND, OHIO – AUGUST 22: Quarterback Case Keenum #5 passes to running back D’Ernest Johnson #30 of the Cleveland Browns during the second quarter against the New York Giants at FirstEnergy Stadium on August 22, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

After a few days of joint practices between the Cleveland Browns and New York Giants over at Browns training camp, the two teams finally got to battle it out down at First Energy Stadium Sunday afternoon on a warm and sunny late August day for preseason game number two.

The Browns starting quarterback Baker Mayfield didn’t play in the game as didn’t many of the Browns starters on both sides of the ball. In the end, the Browns won the preseason game 17-13 in a game that had its standout performances on both ends of the field, but there weren’t any “wow” moments either.

There were several highlights on the day including that the Browns run game came to play this week, running for 163 yards after a rather underperforming run game a week ago in Jacksonville where they didn’t even break 30 yards. The defense also played well as a collective group with new defensive end Malik McDowell giving some nice effort and registering a sack, in his first game in the NFL.

Let’s look a bit closer at each part of the team. Since I’ve been a teacher too in my past, I’m going to give each group a grade on the day as well. I don’t want to spill the beans, but no group got an F. Who got an A?

With Mayfield being protected by his coaches from any chance of injury, both backup quarterbacks Case Keenum, the aging, kind of one-hit-wonder as a starter, and the young and somewhat inexperienced former Richmond Spider, Kyle Lauletta battled it out against the Giants all afternoon. And though I’m not completely sold on Keenum being that much of a better quarterback than Lauletta, I don’t think Lauletta did a ton of extra things Sunday to swing the pendulum in his favor as the backup to Mayfield when the season starts.

Keenum did a nice job of taking the Browns down the field in their opening drive and scoring on a fourth-and-goal with a bullet pass to KhaDarel Hodge in the left corner of the end zone for six points. Keenum finished the day going 9-of-12 for 74 yards. However, he threw a horrible interception, while the Browns were driving down in the red zone. He was also sacked a couple of times.

Cleveland did bring in the younger Lauletta at the two-minute warning of the first half and did manage to drive 74-yards on 12 plays, but to no avail, as the clock ran out after Lauletta scrambled for 32 yards. In the second half, Lauletta did help get the Browns into the end zone as they took a 14-7 lead. After the Giants had crawled to within one at 14-13, Lauletta led an eight-play drive where the Browns extended the lead to 17-13.

The bigger offensive story on the day was the running game hitting its stride. D’Ernest Johnson, the probable backup running back to the Browns star runners Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, had a nice start to the game. He had runs of 14 and 18 yards and also caught four passes for 29 yards. Rookie Demetric Felton, also had a nice game, running eight times for 25 yards. The big winner was John Kelley who ran for 58 yards on nine carries and looked strong.

In the end, I didn’t like how few opportunities the Browns made for themselves on the offense. For a team that has offensive weapons to only have seven points at half isn’t enough. There were some nice individual performances, but too many short drives that didn’t go anywhere.

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