With all the talk about cuts, I started thinking about the other side of the coin: players under contract who aren't in immediate jeopardy. Here's what I came up with:
QB: E. Manning
RB/FB: D. Wilson, A. Brown, H. Hynoski
WR: H. Nicks, R. Randle*
TE: A. Robinson
OL: D. Baas, C. Snee, J. Brewer
DL: L. Joseph, J. Pierre-Paul, M. Kiwanuka (DE?), J. Tuck
LB: J. Williams
DB: A. Rolle, P. Amukamara, J. Hosley
Special Teams (2)
That's twenty players. As far as I can tell, that's the core of the team. Some other young players like Hill**, Jernigan, Tracy, Mosley, Austin and Herzlich will have ample opportunity to earn playing time, but they aren't cinches to make the team. And many of the pricey veterans listed above (Tuck, Rolle, Snee, Kiwanuka, Baas) must be feeling the heat from the current purge.
The list of safe Giants is very short - shorter than any year since at least 2007, and probably shorter than you would expect for a team coming off three winning seasons that included a championship.
Did I miss anyone?
* Thanks to gmyers400 for catching my brain-fart on Randle.
** Will Hill is something of a special case. On price-vs.-performance, he's a mortal lock to make the final 53, barring injury. But I suspect the kid is on probation for at least another year.