Dawson released as Giants trim roster

The Giants made their first significant roster alteration of the summer, making 13 moves to reduce their number of players to 67 (plus six NFL Europe exemptions). They must make two more moves by 4 p.m. Tuesday to reach this week's NFL roster limit of 65 players. <BR><BR>

Today's moves:

In the biggest surprise of New York's first round of cuts, wide receiver JaJuan Dawson was released. A five-year veteran, Dawson was signed as a free agent on May 20. In three preseason games, he caught four passes for 43 yards.

Guard Rich Seubert and defensive end Lorenzo Bromell were moved from PUP/Active to PUP/Reserve. They are not eligible to come off the list and join the active roster until after Week 6 of the regular season. Seubert is still rehabilitating his right leg, which was fractured in three places last October 19. Bromell had arthroscopic knee surgery in June.

Defensive tackle Martin Chase was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury suffered Friday night against the Jets. Chase, a seven-year veteran, was signed as a free agent on March 17.

Three players were waived/injured: center Scott Peters (ankle), guard Travis Scott (knee) and running back Curtis Keaton (knee). Peters played in the final seven games, with four starts, for the Giants last season. Scott was a second-year pro who was signed on January 6. He has never played in an NFL game. Keaton was signed on August 9. He has played in 25 NFL games, but was not on a roster in 2003.

The Giants waived both of their seventh-round draft choices, tackle Drew Strojny of Duke and defensive end Isaac Hilton of Hampton. They were the 203rd and 253rd overall selections in the draft.

Four rookie free agents were waived: wide receiver Chris Davis, cornerback Dewitt Ellerbe and linebackers Jim Maxwell and Robert Peace.

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