The New York Giants have released outside linebacker Michael Boley. Reports of the move were confirmed late Tuesday afternoon by sources throughout the NFL. The veteran linebacker signed with the Giants back in February of 2009 to a five-year contract worth $25 million. Boley has anchored New York’s linebacking group since signing with the team, and was a big part of the Giants’ run to Super Bowl 46.
Although, nothing was confirmed, it appeared Boley fell out of graces with the coaching staff late in the year as he was pulled from the starting line-up the last three games and was played sparingly in those contests, too. The move will save the Giants in the neighborhood of $4.5 million on the salary Cap.
At this point it appears the Giants will be looking to Jacquian Williams to be the starting outside linebacker.