QB Lauletta Among Players Axed By Giants At Deadline

Ryan Chatelain
August 31, 2019 - 5:30 pm
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There was a time last season when some Giants fans were clamoring for Kyle Lauletta to be given a chance to start at quarterback. Now Lauletta is looking for work.

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Lauletta was among the players released Saturday as Big Blue cut down its roster to 53 players. The decision means journeyman Alex Tanney has won the Giants' third-string QB job.

Lauletta was a fourth-round draft pick by the Giants last season out of Richmond. He played in two games as a rookie, going 0-of-5 passing with an interception.

His time with the Giants will likely be best remembered for his October arrest after police said he nearly hit a Weehawken, New Jersey, traffic cop with his car while rushing to practice. Lauletta pleaded guilty to a disorderly-persons offense and two traffic violations related to the incident.

Giants quarterback Kyle Lauletta
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Another notable cut by the Giants on Saturday was defensive tackle Chris Slayton, a seventh-round draft pick this year out of Syracuse.

Here is the complete list of moves made by the Giants. Of course, additional roster activity in the coming days is possible, as teams look for upgrades among those players released by other clubs.

WAIVED
Kyle Lauletta, QB
Chris Slayton, DT
Jon Hillman, RB
TJ Jones, WR
Reggie White Jr., WR
C.J. Conrad, TE
Jake Powell, TE
Paul Adams, OL
Evan Brown, OL
Malcolm Bunche, OL
James O'Hagan, OL
Freedom Akinmoladun, DL
Jake Ceresna, DL
John Jenkins, DL
Joey Alfieri, LB,
Jake Carlock, LB
Terrence Fede, LB
Avery Moss, LB
Josiah Tauaefa, DL
Tenny Adewusi, DB
Kamrin Moore, DB (waived from commissioner's exempt list)
Terrell Sinkfield Jr., DB
Johnny Townsend, P
Taybor Pepper, LS

WAIVED/INJURED
Keion Adams, LB (knee)
Kenny Ladler, DB (hamstring)
Victor Salako, OT (shoulder)
Henre' Toliver, DB (ankle)
Alex Wesley, WR (foot/ankle)
Chad Wheeler, OT (back)
Ronald Zamort, DB (ankle)

INJURED RESERVE
Jonathan Anderson, LB (knee)
George Asafo-Adjei, OT (concussion)
Brittan Golden, WR (calf)
Scott Simonson, TE (ankle)
Rod Smith, RB (adductor)

NFL SUSPENSION LIST
Golden Tate, WR