4 cuts the NY Giants should consider to clear cap space
By Reese Nasser
1. Kenny Golladay
Unfortunately for both the Giants and wide receiver Kenny Golladay, this pairing has not worked out. Arguably the biggest signing in the history of the franchise lasted just two seasons. And now the two sides look to move on.
Throughout the 2022 season, Golladay was relegated to the bench. He appeared in just 12 games and played a total of just 261 snaps. When on the field, Golladay’s production was nearly non-existent. He recorded a total of six receptions for 81 receiving yards and one touchdown. This was a drastic drop off to even his lackluster 2021 campaign.
The option to move on from Golladay, while not ideal, is all but necessary. By cutting the veteran wide receiver before June 1, the Giants will free up $6.7 million in cap space. If he is released post-June 1, the team will free up $13.5 million, while taking on a $7.9 million dead cap in 2023 and $6.8 million in 2024.
Heading into the offseason, addressing the wide receiver position was already a major need for the Giants. By releasing Golladay, they could have more to spend on bringing in a proven pass-catcher.