New York Giants cap space: Players Joe Schoen can cut to create $12 Million
TE Kyle Rudolph
$5 million saved
The New York Giants signed Kyle Rudolph last season, but the veteran tight end came up woefully short of even the most modest expectations.
Rudolph caught caught only 26 passes for 257 yards and one touchdown in his first season in a New York Giants uniform.
Between Rudolph’s lack of production and the fact that the New York Giants are likely moving into a rebuild, moving on from the veteran might prove prudent.
If the New York Giants release Rudolph, it would create $5 million in new cap space, while triggering a $2.42 million dead-money charge.
While the tight end position will potentially be in flux for the Giants in 2022, especially if Evan Engram signs elsewhere in free agency, Rudolph’s cap savings might prove more valuable than his on-field impact.