The Giants this week parted ways with some popular and important players…important in their past. I surmise however that besides the 13.5 million or so they saved against the salary cap, there were other reasons for the moves.
Ahmad Bradshaw: Bradshaw played in 84 of a possible 96 games in his Giants career. He practiced almost never in his last three seasons. Not having your starting running back in practice not only affects his performance, but the timing and effectiveness of the O-Line and the receivers. Bradshaw was a fiery guy, and a spark plug on the field, but his absence at practice had to weigh on the coaching staff during the season. His foot and ankle injuries will always be a concern going forward.
Michael Boley: Boley was another player that seemed to find solace on the stationary bike. He sat out training camp last year with a hamstring and knee issue, then started in the opening game. He played in all 16 games, but again was oft injured and listed as questionable all week. Once again missing guys on the practice field when the defense is struggling has got to be concerning to the coaching staff.
Chris Canty: Chris played in just 9 games last year, and re-injured himself later in the season. At 6’7″ and 315…knee injuries have to be painful and take their toll.
We wish them all a lot of luck, would welcome them back at anytime, and thank them for their contributions to the Giants recent success.