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New York Giants Place Travis Beckum, Chris Canty on PUP; Brandon Mosley Placed on IR

August 27th, 2012 at 11:39 AM
By Dan Benton

The New York Giants were hoping to have defensive tackle Chris Canty back for the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys, but that's not going to happen. The team has placed both he and tight end Travis Beckum on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, meaning they will each miss at least the first six weeks of the season. Neither will be eligible to come off of PUP until October 16th.

To clarify PUP rules (from

According to NFL rules, the earliest Canty and Beckum can be activated is the day after the sixth regular season weekend (October 16). From October 16 up until the day after the ninth regular season weekend (November 6), players on reserve/PUP may begin a 21-day practice period before a decision has to be made whether to activate, terminate, or keep them on the reserve/PUP list.

As recently as two weeks ago, Canty said a week one return was possible, but he had been unable to pass his physical following offseason knee surgery – a surgery that has been shrouded in secrecy. It is now obvious that the procedure was far more extensive than many were initially led to believe.

For Beckum, landing on PUP was far more obvious and expected. Despite high hopes this offseason, he is only six months removed from ACL reconstructive surgery. You might remember he tore said ACL in a Super Bowl XLVI victory over the New England Patriots.

In addition, the team placed offensive lineman Brandon Mosley, their 2012 fourth-round selection, on season-ending Injured Reserve (IR) with an ankle injury and terminated the contract of defensive back Antwaun Molden.

In an effort to get down to the mandatory 75-man roster, Big Blue also released the following players:

Tight end Ryan Purvis, defensive tackle Carlton Powell and defensive back Chris Horton. Also waived were wide receivers Julian Talley and Brandon Collins, tight end Christian Hopkins, defensive backs Brandon Bing and Jojo Nicolas, running back Joe Martinek, tackle Joel Reinders and defensive tackle Oren Wilson.

We will have more on these players later.


Tags: Brandon Mosley, Chris Canty, Dallas, Dallas Cowboys, Football, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Travis Beckum

34 Responses to “New York Giants Place Travis Beckum, Chris Canty on PUP; Brandon Mosley Placed on IR”

  1.  JimStoll says:

    Ralph Vacchiano ?@RVacchianoNYDN
    The Giants made 12 other moves to get to the roster limit of 75, cutting vet CB Antwaum Molden, TE Ryan Purvis …
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    6m Mike Garafolo ?@MikeGarafolo
    Waived (contd): CB Brandon Bing, S Jojo Nicolas, RB/FB Joe Martinek, OT Joe Reinders and DT Oren Wilson. #nyg
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    6m Mike Garafolo ?@MikeGarafolo
    Waived: TE Ryan Purvis, DT Carlton Powell, DB Chris Horton, WRs Julian Tallen + Brandon Collins, TE Christian Hopkins

    •  GmenMania says:

      Looks like Joel Reinders couldn’t lock himself in the bathroom fast enough. Sorry, norm.

    •  GOAT56 says:

      DE Carlton Powell, S Chris Horton, WR Julian Talley, WR Brandon Collins, TE Christian Hopkins, CB Brandon Bing, S Jojo Nicolas, FB Joe Martinek, T Joel Reinders and DT Oren Wilson. #NYG

  2.  norm says:

    Reinders waived?


    That noise you just heard was the sound of my heart breaking.

    Oh well… guess it’s that time again…

    Activate exile subroutine.

    See you all in a couple of weeks.

  3.  GOAT56 says:

    So these moves mean:

    1) Kuhn is on the 53
    2) We are in the market for interior OL help from the waiver wire or trades.
    3) Mccants? Does he now make the roster? Still probably PS.

    •  fanfor55years says:

      Come on. Means no such things. Kuhn probably will make the roster but this cut-down doesn’t prove that. Joseph, Bernard, Thomas, Kuhn and Austin are all still around and they may only carry four of them to protect another roster spot. There are plenty of interior linemen still on the 75-man roster.

      McCants is going to the practice squad. Have you seen him? He isn’t NFL-ready.

  4.  fanfor55years says:

    Re-post ’cause I had to catch up with the thread. Nice sleight-of-hand on the Mosley move if the league doesn’t nail them.

    fanfor55years says:
    August 27, 2012 at 11:43 AM
    People who don’t think this game is make-or-break for some of the players hoping to make the bottom of depth charts are just wrong. It has been that for many years and will continue to be that. Of course, many of the 90 who came in have already been found wanting, or just don’t fit, but there are probably a dozen players still fighting for 4-5 slots. That’s especially true of a Giants team that just saw Victor Cruz come from nowhere to become an emerging star, and Will Hill left undrafted but clearly capable of helping ANY team if given a chance.

    And this year there have been a lot of surprises to date. Ojomo looks like a potentially great pass-rusher after showing very little indication of that at Miami. Thomas is left unsigned because he wants a multi-year deal after doing pretty well in Denver and just decides to take a one-year contract as Reese comes calling. Kuhn looks like an awfully quick learner and makes his selection look like a possible stroke of genius. Douglas comes in and flashes early (has defensive backs saying he’s tough to cover….much like they were saying about Cruz a few years ago and DePalma last year) and then goes on to make some excellent plays on special teams that catch everyone’s eye.

    I continue to think a lot of players are going to have to add to their “portfolio” on Wednesday or they won’t make it even if they have shown great promise. This is a team primed to win now. They will want talent and reliability and not many development projects. They have a lot of talent. Can some of these guys who have looked very good sustain it over the course of one more game

  5.  The Original G Man says:

    It’s worth noting, Mosley’s ankle injury didn’t keep him from practicing on Sunday. Now he’s on IR. #NYG

    Shaun Rogers and his blood clot made it thru the first roster moves. Coughlin said they’d hold off on a decision as long as possible.

    With Mosley on IR, Mitch Petrus’ chances of staying on the team just improved. #NYG

  6.  Krow says:

    Hopkins was a mild surprise, but I suspect they knew it was Bennett, Bear, and Robinson. No point in delaying the inevitable. Mosley conveniently hits IR … perfect spot for him.

    •  fanfor55years says:

      I think this was coming all along. Bear is a LOT better than his “standing” at Giants101 and was never going to be left off, and Robinson couldn’t be protected once Reese made his JPP statement.

      Disagree with you about Petrus, another guy whom I think is underrated around here and may still prove pretty good once he learns what he’s supposed to be doing. He has the raw talent and certainly the strength to be a very effective guard. And good guards have very long careers. They should stick with him and reevaluate next year.

      •  GOAT56 says:

        Petrus has been bad though this preseason. I was with you until I read practice reports and have seen him get abuse in games by soon to be security guards. I think Petrus if anything has regressed this preseason.

        •  fanfor55years says:

          I’m still giving him one more year if I’m the coaches. If he can’t figure it out after another year working with Flaherty then he’s trash, but he’s apparently a “slow learner” who retains a lot of physical talent.

  7.  JimStoll says:

    how worried should we be about Canty?
    The mystery injury/surgery has prevented him from practicing; now he wan’t be back any soon than week 7
    Sounds more serious by the minute
    if he comes back, how long until he’s in football shape? 2 weeks? 3? 4?

  8. Dan BentonDan Benton says:

    Sounds like Canty had microfracture surgery.

    •  GOAT56 says:

      I think I asked that a few weeks ago because I saw that rumor. So basically this is the Steve Smith recovery schedule.

    •  fanfor55years says:

      Hmm, so assuming it’s unlikely he’s back this season that would seem to indicate that they’ll want to keep a few veterans on the roster. Good news for Rocky, Thomas, and Rogers and very bad news for Hendricks because Kuhn seems to have passed him and they will only keep one of them, if either.

      I’d not mind seeing it be Joseph with Rocky/Rogers and Kuhn with Thomas as the rotation, with a decision delayed on Austin and either going with 5 DTs on the roster or deciding who to drop, if anyone, when Austin is ready.

  9.  The Original G Man says:

    CB Jayron Hosley doing some backpedaling on the field outside. LB Michael Boley running inside

  10.  The Original G Man says:

    OT Will Beatty seems to be working today. He is in pads as well, so guarded optimism for #NYG

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