Here are three Giants’ issues to watch for in Sunday’s preseason game against the Browns.
1. Better to receive
There are not many open spots on the roster — figure maybe 8-10 at this point — and the wide receiver position has at least one of those openings. Sterling Shepard, Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney and Darius Slayton are set. David Sills shows plenty in practice as a pass catcher, but needs to show more in games. Plus, C.J. Board’s abilities on special teams give him an edge. The hamstring injury to John Ross hurts the speedster, but does not disqualify him.
2. Try not to be offensive
Daniel Jones is once again expected to sit this one out — he will start and will get a heavy workload in Game 3 — but the starting offensive line could get some snaps. That would be a good thing for backup QB Mike Glennon, as the state of the second-team offensive line is grim. Newly acquired Brian Lewerke does not know the entire system, but he is going to have to get some playing time. Do not anticipate a bust-out scoring spree from the Giants.
3. Corner the market
Some years, the Giants have not had enough NFL-caliber cornerbacks to put on their final roster. This year, they will be cutting corners who can play in the league — the way a team wants it to be. Rookie Rodarius Williams has shown enough to warrant strong consideration. Sam Beal has not, unless you are talking about the practice squad. There will be some tough calls, with Madre Harper and newcomers Josh Jackson and Keion Crossen trying to squeeze onto the roster.
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