4 NY Giants who haven’t lived up to the hype this summer

Which Giants players could get their release before Week 1?
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As we head closer towards the end of the preseason and training camp for the NY Giants, the date that a lot of people have circled is Aug. 29. That is the date for all 32 NFL teams to make their final roster cuts and get things down to 53.

Thus far, through a month of training camp and two preseason games for the Giants, the expectations are pretty high and pretty good. However, not everyone has had a spectacular summer like others have had and not everyone can make the final 53-man team. So, which players for the Giants didn’t live up to the hype this summer?

4. NY Giants offensive lineman Mark Glowinski

Mark Glowinski was one of the Giants initial free agent signings when Joe Schoen took over as the general manager. It’s been an up and down tenure for the veteran with the team. The plus for Glowinski was that he played in all but one game for the Giants at right guard in 2022. He was durable and remained on the field, which wasn’t the case for other players at some of the other offensive line spots.

His run blocking in 2022 was decent, as Glowinski finished with a 64.5 grade from Pro Football Focus. His pass protection, though, was not as good, finishing with a 55.5. Glowinski allowed five sacks and 34 total pressures, which was why some fans were hopeful for a change at right guard heading into 2023.

Because Glowinski has an $8.65 million dead cap hit if released with no salary cap savings, it’s why he still remains on the team and wasn’t cut back in March. Glowinski was one of several players who needed to come into camp and solidify his spot at right guard heading into 2023.

This past week at practice, the Giants rotated Glowinski, Joshua Ezeudu and Ben Bredeson at both guard spots, which shows that there’s a possible open competition for both guard spots heading into the final weeks. This is not a good sign if you’re Glowinski, as he hasn’t shown the Giants that right guard is his spot like Andrew Thomas has with left tackle, Evan Neal has at right tackle and John Michael Schmitz has at center.

If the Giants don’t see Glowinski as the starting right guard in 2023, and if they don’t want to bite the $8.65 million bullet and release him, maybe a possible trade to a team in need of a veteran lineman could work?