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Long Islanders cut by Giants as rosters trimmed

Former Stony Brook players and current Giants Will

Former Stony Brook players and current Giants Will Tye (left) and Michael Bamiro (right) participate in drills in Giants minicamp in mid-June 2015. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke, Andrew Theodorakis

The Giants cut ties to Long Island as they trimmed their roster on Tuesday.

Offensive lineman Michael Bamiro and tight end Will Tye, two Stony Brook University products, along with Holy Trinity High School grad Derrick Johnson, a wide receiver, were waived by the Giants as they reduced their roster from 90 to 74 players. All three moves were expected, especially after the three played a combined two snaps in the third preseason game this past weekend against the Jets.

All three are eligible for the practice squad with the Giants or any of the other 31 NFL teams.

Also among those released were former draft picks Eric Herman and Brandon Mosley. The Giants also cut backup punter Robert Malone, although Tom Coughlin said Steve Weatherford still could be competing against players not currently on the roster. Safety Bennett Jackson (knee) and Cornerback Josh Gordy (hip) were placed on injured reserve.

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