NY Giants finally release disgruntled LB who had this coming

Tae Crowder, NY Giants. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
Tae Crowder, NY Giants. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) /

You just had a feeling this was going to come sooner than later, but who knew it would come before the Week 16 showdown vs. the Minnesota Vikings? For weeks now, we’ve seen the snap count of NY Giants linebacker Tae Crowder drop significantly. It got to the point that he even basically asked to be cut after the Week 13 tie vs. Washington.

Well, it looks like Crowder has gotten his wish, as the Giants announced on Tuesday that they’ve officially parted ways with him. Just like that, Crowder’s playing days with Big Blue have come to an end after nearly three seasons with the team.

NY Giants cut LB Tae Crowder after 41 games with the team

Crowder wasn’t happy with his lack of playing time and the Giants defense has looked fantastic without him out on the gridiron. In the Week 15 win over the Commanders, the linebackers actually had a strong game, with veteran Landon Collins looking superb. Collins made some big-time stops and people were showering him with love on social media.

The same can’t be said for Crowder, who was often getting bashed on Twitter this campaign for his poor play. He appeared in 13 games for the Giants and defensive coordinator Wink Martdinale in 2022, but outside of 1-2 decent showings, and his monster hit on Derrick Henry in the season-opener, Crowder didn’t give anyone in NJ/NY many reasons to smile.

As soon as he fired off his tweet in early December showing how unhappy he was, plenty of people were calling for him to get sent to the unemployment line. Crowder, the 2020 Mr. Irrelevant, ended up playing in 41 games for the Giants, posting 232 total tackles, two sacks and two interceptions.

Now, we’ll see if a team decides to jump in and give him another chance. For now, though, plenty of Big Blue supporters are celebrating the fact that his time in East Rutherford has come to an end.