4. LB Tae Crowder
On the defensive side of the ball, there was arguably no weaker point on the Giants defense than at the linebacker position heading into the season. With the team moving on from Blake Martinez, and losing rookie Darrian Beavers to injury, Tae Crowder was set to take on the biggest role of his NFL career. Unfortunately, the former seventh-round pick struggled in his expanded role.
In his third season in the NFL, Crowder appeared in just 13 total games, while earning a total of just four starts. He struggled to make his presence felt on the defense, recording just 45 total tackles and three tackles for loss. Time and time again, he drove fans crazy with his terrible play on the field.
At times, Crowder failed to make his presence felt. In turn, he lost out on playing time to rookie linebacker Micah McFadden. In the end, the Giants opted to move on from Crowder, choosing to release him. While he was signed back to the practice squad after clearing waivers, he closed out the season with the Pittsburgh Steelers.