Giants assistant general manager Brandon Brown and special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey will attend an NFL Diversity Seminar in Atlanta on Monday, a networking opportunity for GM and coaching candidates. chief of minorities, according to a source.
Monday’s seminar is a league effort to improve an insufficient diversity record. The seminar will give candidates the opportunity to network and interact with NFL team owners before Tuesday’s regularly scheduled one-day owners’ meeting.
Brown, 33, is on the rise in his first year as assistant general manager for the Giants after spending the previous five years with the Philadelphia Eagles. He served as director of player personnel in 2021.
McGaughey, 49, is a respected veteran coordinator of six NFL franchises. He is entering his fifth straight season with the Giants in his second stint with the organization.
The launch of the seminar was first reported by the Washington Post.
SCHOEN BLENDS THE DECK
The Giants shuffled the bottom of their roster on Wednesday with four signings and the corresponding cuts. They signed defensive end Jalyn Holmes, safety Henry Black and corners Maurice Canady and Khalil Dorsey.
They cut quarterback Brian Lewerke, outside linebacker Trent Harris, defensive end Raymond Johnson III and defensive back Jordan Mosley (wailed/injured).
Lewerke’s release leaves the Giants with just three quarterbacks on their roster: Daniel Jones, Tyrod Taylor and Davis Webb.
Holmes, 26, who had 189 defensive snaps (35%) for the New Orleans Saints last season, knows Giants defensive line coach Andre Patterson from their time together in Minnesota.
Black, 25, is a former Green Bay Packer who played a lot of special teams in 2021. He recorded 262 defensive snaps (24%), mostly in the slot or box.
Canady, 27, and Dorsey, 24, are both former Baltimore Ravens who played under Giants defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale. Both spent time on injured reserve last season.
Canady, a 2020 opt-out, has been on three teams for the past four years: the Ravens, Jets and Cowboys. He is a special team member with four starts in 40 career games. He played 366 snaps in the slot and 364 outside, according to Pro Football Focus, with occasional use near the line of scrimmage.
Dorsey has only played four NFL snaps at the corner, all in the slot as a rookie, per PFF. He spent all of last season on IR.
Mosley (Maryland) was one of two rookie minicamp tries to sign with the Giants a few days ago, along with DE Ryder Anderson (Indiana). The team also signed six draft picks from that minicamp: first-rounders Evan Neal and Kayvon Thibodeux, fifth-rounders LB Micah McFadden, DT DJ Davidson and Marcus McKethan, and sixth-round pick Darrian Beavers.
QB IGNORES GIANTS TRY FOR CFL
Lewerke took the Giants through rookie minicamp, only to be waived four days later. The Michigan State product was the quarterback in the field last weekend.
The team had planned to bring in Canadian QB Tre Ford as a tryout, as Football Gameplan’s Emory Hunt reported. But Ford opted to report to the Edmonton Elks’ CFL training camp instead.
Ford, 24, told the Edmonton Sun that “the Giants…wanted me to kind of play…an athlete position too, so maybe a bit like a running back/receiver. And I was definitely interested in continuing my career as a quarterback.
He had already been to Baltimore Ravens camp the previous week as well. And as the Elks’ first-round pick in the 2022 CFL Draft, he decided to show up in Alberta with a chance to compete at his preferred position.
OTA IN PROGRESS
The Giants have 10 voluntary full-team OTA practices through June 3 ahead of their mandatory minicamp which runs June 7-9. Their first two OTAs, Monday and Tuesday, were closed to media. Thursdays will be open. The rest of the OTAs will take place on May 23, 24, 26, and 31, and June 1, 2, and 3.