3 Players the NY Giants could move on from before the 2022 season
By Reese Nasser
Cornerback Maurice Canady
Veteran cornerback Maurice Canady is one of the more recent additions to the Giants defense. After the team decided to move on from James Bradberry, they brought in Canady to reunite with his former defensive coordinator Wink Martindale.
Canady played in just eight games in 2021. He spent the season with the Dallas Cowboys. He played a total of 70 defensive snaps and recorded six total tackles. The season prior, in 2020, Canady opted to sit out due to the COVID pandemic.
Since being drafted in 2016, Canady has played in a total of 40 games and has started four. He has recorded 86 tackles, three tackles for loss, and one interception. While the Giants brought him in to compete for significant playing time, he is a prime candidate to be released. While the Giants secondary is arguably their weakest link, Canady won’t make or break the group as a whole.
His lack of production and overall small sample size of playing in recent years could lead to the Giants choosing to move on and give a younger player an expanded role. They could also use the roster spot to address other potential needs. The Giants still have the cap space to add another veteran cornerback, and if they were to move on from Canady, they may need to address the position again.