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New York Giants Promote Selvish Capers to 53-Man Roster, Add Stephen Goodin to Practice Squad

November 21st, 2012 at 2:27 PM
By Paul Tierney

The New York Giants have finally made a roster move. In the wake of DT Markus Kuhn's knee injury, Big Blue had gone almost a full week with 52 players on the roster. After working out the likes of Joseph Addai and Ryan Torain, among others, Big Blue decided to replace from within. Today, the team announced that offensive tackle Selvish Capers has been promoted from the practice squad to the active roster. To replace Capers on the practice squad, Big Blue as resigned offensive guard Stephen Goodin.

Capers was selected by the Washington Redskins in the in the 2010 NFL Draft. Despite being tabbed as a likely fourth-round pick, Capers slipped all the way to the end of the seventh-round. Coming out of West Virginia, Capers was one of the fastest offensive linemen to enter the draft. However, concerns about his strength and technique demolished his draft stock. 

Capers originally signed with the Giants practice squad in October of 2011 after being released from the Redskins. After going through a full training camp with Big Blue, he was placed on the Giants practice squad again in 2012. This will be his first opportunity to play as a member of the active roster. Obviously, he will not be counted on to contribute very much. However, it should be interesting to see if he can further develop into a productive player.

Capers has the athletic ability to play as an offensive tackle in the NFL. He has size and speed that can match up up with some of the better  defensive linemen in the league. If he can improve his technique at the point of attack and attain a grasp on the Giants offensive schemes, maybe offensive line coach Pat Flaherty can make something of him.

Big Blue also added Stephen Goddin to the practice squad. Goodin was signed by the Giants as a rookie out of Nebraska-Kearney. After initially making the practice squad out of training camp, Goodin was cut to make room for wide receiver Brandon Collins. He is not expected to contribute any time in the near future.

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Tags: Brandon Collins, Football, Joseph Addai, Markus Kuhn, New York, New York Giants, NFL, NFL Draft, Pat Flaherty, Stephen Goodin, Washington, Washington Redskins, West Virginia, wide receiver

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19 Responses to “New York Giants Promote Selvish Capers to 53-Man Roster, Add Stephen Goodin to Practice Squad”

  1.  Levito says:

    Might as well start him. Could be be any worse then Diehl?

    Oh, no , I forgot. The coaching staff fully backs Diehl, but Wilson can just rot on the bench.

  2.  demo3356 says:

    Kid looks pretty physically impressive. Figure with Bear and Bennett banged up and Beckum as useless as a blocker as Stoll is as a motivational speaker he may see some time as the second TE. Kid can really move.He has some tools, wondering what it is that made his stock plummet and the OL desperate Redkins give up on him so quick

  3.  fanfor55years says:

    When the Giants dumped Petrus I said that spoke volumes about what they think of Cordle, Brewer, Capers, Mosley and McCants. I hadn’t thought about Goodin, but I guess he’s “next up” for the School of Mr. Flaherty. They are developing their offensive line of the future (hopefully anchored by Beatty) right under our eyes, using those late draft picks and free agency intelligently and headed, I think, for good things. The issue is the transition. I hope it doesn’t take until 2014 for this part of the team to become a truly solid unit, but that could prove the case.

    And, boy, does this kid look athletic in that video. Between he and Hosley that Sports Science group has shown us a level of athleticism that’s hard to comprehend.

  4.  Krow says:

    WTF kind of name is Selvish anyway?

    •  G-MenFan says:

      I don’t know, but according to whitepages.com, there are only 2 people in the United States with this first name.

  5.  Dirt says:

    And G101 goes on suicide watch:

    @MikeGarafolo: Buccaneers sign WR David Douglas off the Giants’ practice squad. Had a real good preseason/camp.

  6.  Dirt says:

    If there were ever a team to be absolutely terrified of, I suppose it’s the under-.500, already-beaten-once Redskins.

    •  Begiant says:

      They lost Meriweather for the year

      without Orakpo and with that porous secondary I agree they don’t have a real shot.

    •  Dirt says:

      In case anyone was wondering, if the Giants beat Washington, and Washington and Dallas split, the Giants would win a 3-way tie for the division, with a 3-1 head to head vs. 2-2 for Dallas and 1-3 for Washington.

      If both Dallas and New York sweep Washington, Dallas would likely win the division in a tie breaker, having only lost once and the Giants lost twice in the division. They’re also 4-2 in common games with 6 to play while the Giants are 4-3 in common games with 5 to play.

      So, root for Washington tomorrow.

      •  Begiant says:

        No doubt. another thing is we still have a game to play vs Washington. If the Redskins beat the Cowboys and then we beat the Skins they both have to practically win out to make playoffs

  7.  GmenMania says:

    KP says he’s not 100% but thinks he will play Sunday:

    http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/11/giants_kenny_phillips_confiden.html

  8.  James Stoll says:

    Rooting for the Skins today to set the Cowboys back
    If they win and we do as well Sunday we are really back in the drivers seat
    Let’s hope the week off cleared the cobwebs, got enough people (primarily Nicks and Philips) a enough healthier that they can play, and at a high level, and that the coaches – perhaps compelled by desperation – will finally turn to Andre Brown and David Wilson and actually commit to establishing some semblance of a running game that will have to be respected. And finally, let’s hope that David Diehl catches a cold and someone else has to play RT.

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