The Giants cleared some space on their roster ahead of their rookie mini-camp this weekend, cutting five players, including safety Ryan Murphy who played in three games with them last year.
Murphy, a special teamer, was the only one of the five who had gotten a game for the Giants. They also cut guard Damien Mama, whom they signed off the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad last Dec. 23.
The other three were receiver Caanan Severin, running back Terrell Watson and punter Austin Rehkow.
The Giants needed to clear some room before they officially begin signing undrafted free agents. Among the UDFAs expected to sign this weekend are Nebraska OT Nick Gates, SMU C Evan Brown, Temple S Sean Chandler, Georgia CB Aaron Davis, East Carolina WR Davon Grayson, Bethune-Cookman WR Jawill Davis, Tennessee-Chattanooga LB Tae Davis, Penn State CB Grant Haley, and Penn State DT Tyrell Chavis.