France’s Anthony Dable Continues To Impress With New York Giants

According to Dan Duggan of, Anthony Dable, who was signed by the New York Giants earlier this season after a career in Europe, continues to make a strong case for himself in trying to crack the Giants roster.

As Duggan puts it, Dable faces long odds but at 6’5″ and 215 lb the lanky wide receiver from France seems to be making the decision for head coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese that much harder.

He has  been displaying his potential more and more. Although he is still green, he is starting to use his physical gifts to his advantage. Giants’ officials realized from the outset that Dable would be a project. He did not start playing football until he was 19 and apart for a short stint with Laval University in Canada has played in France and Germany.

This past week in practice, as the Giants prepare to face the Buffalo Bills in preseason action, Dable impressed. He caught eight passes in team periods on Thursday while consistently using his size to outmaneuver the smaller defensive backs.

Duggan states that with his one-year $450,000 contract Dable would be ideal on the practice squad. What makes this even more appealing for the Giants is that as an international player Dable can be kept without counting against the 10 man practice squad roster.

As stated in SB Nation:

How many players can teams have on the practice squad?

This year teams are allowed to have 10 players. That’s up from just eight players in previous years. There’s a caveat for international players, who teams can keep and not have them count against the final 10-man group. That player has to have citizenship and primary residence outside of the US.

However, as Duggan points out, he would still need to clear waivers but should his improving practice play carry over into preseason games, putting him on waivers might not be that easy for the Giants. Once on waivers, any team can claim him.

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