Corey Washington makes New York Giants' 53-man roster

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There were concerns about whether or not rookie wide receiver Corey Washington would survive Saturday’s round of cuts to trim NFL rosters down to 53. Luckily, good news for New York Giants fans came early in Saturday morning.

The undrafted free agent out of Division II Newberry made his presence felt this preseason, showcasing his 6-foot-4, 214-pound frame with some superb catches, including four touchdowns in five games (all of which were game winners). That size, as well as his apparently hard-working demeanor, should benefit the Giants, who have lacked a tall, red-zone target like Washington since the release of Plaxico Burress.

He led the Giants with 10 catches for 155 yards in the preseason. That helped him earn a spot on the Giants’ roster. Should he continue to excel in his regular-season opportunities, he could become the team’s latest mainstay to come up as an undrafted free agent (Victor Cruz, Chase Blackburn, Mark Herzlich, among others).

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