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The Giants began to hone their regular season roster today by bringing in some much-needed help at OT.

DJ Jones, a tackle out of the University of Nebraska who spent time last season on the practice squads of the Baltimore Ravens and the Miami Dolphins, was added to the Giants' 53-man roster today. To make way for Jones, the Giants waived third-year OL Mitch Petrus, who had an uneven training camp this year.

Jones, who is 6'5", 310 lbs,?was signed by the Philadephia Eagles in February and waived yesterday as part of their final cuts.

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The Giants will be heading into the season with 16 players that were not on their roster in Fedruary, a change of about 33%....

?The roster turnover is always about one-third in my mind,? Tom Coughlin said yesterday. ?I don?t think the guys that have been here are turnover guys. They were on the team and they were injured. They have experience with us and I think that?s the way to look at it.?

The new guys? Five of the team's seven selections from April's NFL Draft are here: RB David Wilson, WR Rueben Randle, CB Jayron Hosely, TE Adrien Robinson and DT Markus Kuhn

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We know some guys that you wanted the Giants to keep got cut and others you wanted gone are still here. In our opinion, the roster is one of the best the Giants have fielded in years. Every unit had a nice balance to it and depth does not appear to be an issue (as long as everyone gets and stays healthy).

What's your take on the final roster. We'd like to know......

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The questions have all now been answered. The Giants will not apply the flexible IR rule to CB Terrell Thomas or DT Shaun Rogers. Both players have been placed on season-ending IR by the club and will not see action in the coming season.

Thomas missed all of 2011 with a torn ACL and had a recurrence of the injury in his return to the team last month. Rogers is suffering from a blood clot in his leg that has left him sidelined indefinitely.

The Giants will attempt to defend their Super Bowl title with a roster consisting of roughly two-thirds of the personnel that dressed for that game in February. Sixteen new players will be wearing the Blue this season.

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Cuts aren't due until 9pm tonight, but SNY Giants Insider Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News is reporting that the team has made decisions on 15 players already:

S Tyler Sash (reserve/suspended -- four week suspension), DT Marcus Thomas, 3.DE Matt Broha,?WR Isaiah Stanback, TE Larry Donnell, LB Jake Muasau, LB Greg Jones, T Matt McCants, DE Craig Marshall, WR David Douglas, WR Dan DePalma, OL Selvish Capers, RB DJ Ware,?DT Dwayne Hendricks, CB Bruce Johnson (injured reserve)

Some surprises here. Ware was in line to take some first-team reps this season, but once David Wilson showed he could handle the position, Ware's days were numbered.

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By noon tomorrow we will know the answers to all of the questions. When it comes to the roster and practice squad, that is.

Yesterday, the NFLPA and the league did teams a solid by ratifying the revision to the injured reserve rule and extending the league trading deadline to the Tuesday after Week 8.

The new IR rule will allow teams to reactivate one player from the IR season. The player must be on the team's 53-man roster after all cuts are made. The player will not be eligible to practice with the team for six weeks and will be eligible to be activated to the roster after eight weeks.

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NFL teams must get their rosters down to 53 players by tomorrow night at 9pm. They have until noon Saturday to claim/drop players and finalize those rosters.

Practice squads can be formed beginning Saturday at noon after the waiver period closes. Teams may sign any available player - not just players dropped form their rosters - as long as they are eligible (see below). Of the 75 players the Giants have on their roster, we see 22 eligible names.

All rookies are eligible for the practice squad. RB David Wilson, WR Rueben Randle and CB Jayron Mosely are assured roster spots, so forget them. DT Markus Kuhn, OT Matt McCants, TE Adrien Robinson, DE Matt Broha, OL Stephen Goodin, DE Adewale Ojomo, WR David Douglas, DB Laron Scott, LB Jake Muasau, DE Craig Marshall and TE Larry Donnell are all bubble players eligible for practice squad duty.

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Four days. If you're a player on the Giants' roster bubble, that's all the time you have to curry favor with the Giants' powers that be.

Due to Hurricane Irene, tonight's game has been moved to Monday night, which is just 18 hours before teams are required to trim their rosters down to 80 players from the current 90.

After that, the timetable becomes more condensed. In as brutal a leg as any team has experienced in recent years, the Giants will travel to Foxborough to play the Patriots on Thursday night with less than 72 hours rest. Two days later, they must cut 27 more players in order finalize their 53-man roster.

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