According to a tweet by Ralph Vacchiano of the NY Daily News, the New York Giants have released Preston Parker. Parker was the receiver the Giants mind bogglingly kept despite not being good for the Giants. Parker had 5 dropped passes this season. One of these drops was on a critical fourth down- yet the game should have never come down to that one play.
Parker will not be missed by fans of the Giants. There was growing frustration that the Giants cut their preseason leading receiver James Jones, and kept Parker. Jones has scored three touchdowns already this season with Aaron Rodgers throwing him the ball as a Green Bay Packer.
Parker was asked to play a larger role in the offense because Victor Cruz still has not returned to the line up. Parker however couldn’t fill those shoes. Manning couldn’t have felt very confident throwing him the football, his drops have been very detrimental to the team this season.
The releasing of Parker will probably mean an opportunity for Geremy Davis. Davis was the Giants sixth round draft pick this year. Davis is a big bodied wide receiver who is still very raw. It remains to be seen what kind of player Davis will be. With just adequate speed and a good build Davis figures to be a possession receiver.
The Giants can only hope to see Cruz return to the field soon. It looks unlikely that Cruz will play on Thursday Night Football against the Washington Redskins. That means every receiver for the Giants needs to step up and make plays.
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