5 biggest NY Giants roster busts of all time

New York Giants offensive tackle Nate Solder (Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
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Every year, we usually see at least one team make a move that they end up regretting in a major way. The NY Giants are no exception to this, as they have made several blunders in the past that fans still talk about to this day. Whether it be a signing, trade or draft selection, the Giants have missed the mark on quite a few players in the past, especially in recent years.

Not all of these “busts” were necessarily the Giants fault, as some failed due to injuries. However, others became failures do to their own talent issues and their time at MetLife Stadium was tough to see. With that said, here are five of the biggest roster busts in team history.

5. LB Carlos Emmons

After eight great seasons in the NFL, including four with the division rival Eagles, the NY Giants signed Carlos Emmons to an, at the time, huge contract worth $16.5 million over five years in 2004.

In his first season with the team, the 31-year-old Emmons impressed, tallying a career high 97 tackles. Tt seemed like the signing would work out great. However, things quickly went downhill after Emmons began to suffer multiple injuries that caused him to only play 21 games in the next two seasons. In these games, Emmons was only able to make 111 tackles for the team.

Sadly, Emmons’ career would come to an end in 2007 after he was released by the Giants due to a career-ending back injury. Emmons is another example of a fantastic career being taken away due to injuries. While he was certainly a fantastic player when healthy for the Giants, the injuries ended up making him one of the worst signings in franchise history.