NFL cuts 2018: How the waiver wire works

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Color Rush Curtis Riley Jersey , current order The New York Giants set their initial 53-man roster on Saturday. That, though, almost certainly won’t be the roster that faces the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Sept. 9 regular-season opener. GM Dave Gettleman has promised that the Giants would “work the waiver wire” once cuts were made.So, what is the waiver wire and how does it work?Who has to go through waivers?When an NFL team releases a player who has accrued less than four years of NFL service, he is subject to the waiver wire process. NFL players who are released and have four or more years of accrued time in the league become immediate free agents. Accrued seasons are earned by being on the active 53-man roster for six games in a season, or being on an injury list for six games in a season.This means that a player like former Dallas Cowboys placekicker Dan Bailey, who has seven years of accrued service, is a free agent who can sign with any team. A player Andrew Adams, who has two seasons of accrued service and was waived Saturday by the Giants, is subject to the waiver process.Waiver wire processWaivers normally operate on a 24-hour time period. That gives teams a full 24 hours to place a claim on a player who is subject to waivers. That process is abbreviated this weekend, running from 4 p.m. on Saturday until noon today. If a player goes unclaimed by any of the 32 teams he becomes a free agent able to sign anywhere. If he is claimed by one or more teams he is awarded to the team with the highest waiver priority, which we will explain below.A player like Darian Thompson, whom the Giants waived with an injury designation, would revert to the Giants’ injured reserve list if he goes unclaimed.Waiver wire orderThe Giants are currently No. 2 on the waiver wire priority list. From the first day of the league season until after Week 3 of the regular season when it resets, the process is based on last season’s record and the order is identical to the one used in the previous NFL Draft. The Giants, having gone 3-13, picked No. in the draft. The Cleveland Browns picked No. 1, meaning only the Browns are currently higher on the priority list.If, for example, the Giants and Philadelphia Eagles place a waiver claim on the same player that player would be awarded to the Giants.We will be tracking waiver claims today, so keep it here at Big Blue View as the Giants continue to construct their season-opening roster.2018 Waiver Wire OrderOrderTeamOrderTeamGiants news, 8/20: Backup QB, interchangeable safety roles, more Good morning Youth Odell Beckham Jr Jersey , New York Giants fans! Let’s get your work week started with some Giants-related headlines.Interchangeable safetiesThe competition for the safety spot alongside Landon Collins has generally been billed as being for the “free safety” position. Curtis Riley, who looks more and more like the guy who is going to win that competition, says that isn’t necessarily the case.“In this defense, there really is no free and strong,” Riley said on Sunday. “You have to know both because if the offense motions, we all have to change our coverage and alignments and stuff like that.”Riley got the start Friday against the Detroit Lions, playing 22 snaps.Cody Latimer: Eli Manning “a great pro”When Cody Latimer began his NFL career, he was catching passes from Peyton Manning with the Denver Broncos. Now, he catches them from Eli Manning with the Giants. What are his thoughts on the Manning he plays with now?“He’s a quiet guy. He loves his job, very hard working. He’s always out there doing extra. He’s a great pro,” Latimer said. “I watched him a lot in the off-season, followed his lead, seeing how hard he studied, seeing how much extra work he put in on and off the field. The extra sprints that he does, leaving the building last, somebody that you love to be around. If you want to become a pro, watch him.”After four disappointing seasons in Denver, the former second-round pick came to the Giants as a free agent. Former Broncos wide receivers coach Tyke Tolbert is now in that job with the Giants.“I always say it was meant to be for me to be here,” Latimer said Subday. “I do see it as a second chance. It’s a fresh start, fresh team, it’s a new coaching staff here. Coming here with Tyke, a coach that previously knew me and knew my work ethic and knew what I had, for him to put in a word for me to try to come here is amazing. It’s a second chance that couldn’t have happened or didn’t need to happen, but it happened for a reason Color Rush Patrick Omameh Jersey , and I’m making the most of it.”Who’s No. 2?After he started and played well Friday against Detroit, the logical conclusion is that Davis Webb has solidified his spot as the No. 2 quarterback behind Eli Manning, with rookie Kyle Lauletta No. 3 and veteran Alex Tanney fourth on the list. Coach Pat Shurmur, though, remains unwilling to publicly commit to a pecking order behind Manning.“We have Eli, and then there’s really no depth chart there,” Shurmur said. “(Webb) did a good job the other night. He played better than he did against Cleveland, and with the reps he gets this week coming up I’m expecting him to play even better. “Within a good performance, the numbers were good and he got a touchdown, but there were still some things in there that we need to clean up to have a winning performance in a real game.”Injury updatesWide receiver Travis Rudolph (quad) and cornerback Donte Deayon (hamstring) returned to practice after missing the first two games. They have 19 days and two preseason games before the roster cutdown to show the coaches what they can do.“They’ve got to get back in there,” Shurmur said. “Again, their health is a front burner deal for us. We want to make sure they’re healthy before we put them out in an uncontrolled setting, so yeah they’ve got to catch up. That’s just the nature of being out.”Deayon in particular looked to be in the mix for one of the reserve cornerback roles before being injured.Around the Inter-GoogleRanking 11 Giants' position groups weakest to strongest | Anything better than WR? Best on defense? Bigger concern at OT or CB? | NJ.comGiants were weak at running back, linebacker and offensive tackle in 2017. Where have they improved most? Is Odell Beckham, Eli Manning or Saquon Barkley part of best position group?The race to be Eli Manning’s backup is heating upIt seems as if Davis Webb has the job locked up as Eli Manning’s backup, but the depth chart at quarterback isn’t that clear for Giants first-year coach Pat...Pat Shurmur happy to see Teddy Bridgewater’s second chancePat Shurmur was standing right there and he felt the pain.The Giants coach was just feet away when Teddy Bridgewater suffered a gruesome injury at training...Report: Giants RB Saquon Barkley Has Left Roc Nation for Marketing, Will Be Represented by CAANew York Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley has left Roc Nation for marketing purposes, going to the Creative Artists Agency, Darren Rovell of ESPN reports. Barkley will, however, remain with Roc Nation agent Kim Miale for contracts and football matters.NY Giants: How Rob Martin go Rutgers' No. 2 RB to pushing for NFL job?NY Giants rookie running back Rob Martin was not even the starter at Rutgers last season. Now he's an NFL long shot pushing for a roster spotGiants' unusual solution to temporary shortage of running backs | Sights and sounds from practice | NJ.comWith Saquon Barkley and Jalen Simmons sidelined, there is opportunity for other running backs. Giants made a nickel personnel change and get 3 players back from injury.This 'resilient' Giants player looks like surprise answer to a major concern | 'It's not sweet out there' | NJ.comGiants need a cornerback to emerge as the nickel. Or has it already happened? B.W. Webb is on his 7th team in 6 seasons.Duggan: Thoughts on the Giants roster two weeks before cut-down day – The AthleticThe Giants have two more weeks until they need to trim their roster from 90 players to 53, but coach Pat Shurmur isn’t waiting until the Sept. 1 deadline to make decisions.The Giants return to practice Monday at 11:10 a.m. ET. Keep it here for all of your Giants coverage throughout the day.[E-mail Ed at or via the Big Blue View Contact Page | Follow Big Blue View on Twitter | ‘Like’ Big Blue View on Facebook]

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