New York Giants veterans who could be on Joe Schoen’s chopping block
By Reese Nasser
The New York Giants have found their GM of the future in Joe Schoen. Schoen, who served as the assistant GM on the Buffalo Bills, was arguably the most sought-after GM candidate in the NFL.
Now that the New York Giants have locked Joe Schoen in as their guy, all eyes will be on both who will become the next head coach and how this roster will be reconstructed.
It seems as though every season when a team brings in a new GM, there is strong turnover on the roster. Certain players who weren’t picked by the new regime are often cut or traded away.
This Giants team will more than likely be no different.
Schoen, and whoever the new head coach is, will be tasked with picking out who stays and who goes on this roster.
Certain players, such as Daniel Jones or Saquon Barkley could be obvious candidates to be traded.
But, there’s also a good chance the new front office will give these players one last opportunity.
There are other players on this roster who the New York Giants could benefit from moving on from.
By doing so, the New York Giants could attempt to fix the cap issues that they have created for themselves. There will be potential gaps on the roster afterwards, but these could be addressed through both free agency and the draft.
Here are New York Giants veterans who could be on the chopping block as Joe Schoen arrives
Kyle Rudolph, Tight End
The New York Giants brought in tight end Kyle Rudolph this past offseason in hopes that he could not only help improve their red zone offense but also be another threat on this offense.
They also hoped that they would be able to tap into what Rudolph once was. Unfortunately, the signing didn’t exactly amount to this.
Rudolph appeared in 16 games for the Giants. In these games, he caught 26 receptions for 257 yards and one touchdown.
There were no points this season where Rudolph played exceptionally well or was very much utilized within the offense. He caught more than two passes in games just twice and had just as many games with zero receptions.
By moving on from Rudoph, the Giants could free up $7 million in cap space. With the potential that tight end Evan Engram is also gone this season, this money could go right back towards finding the tight end of the future for the Giants.