4 NY Giants players who should still be cut despite the cap rise

These Giants players need to be on their way out of town.

Jan 15, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; New York Giants guard Mark Glowinski (64) runs onto the
Jan 15, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; New York Giants guard Mark Glowinski (64) runs onto the / Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
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2. OL Mark Glowinski

Mark Glowinski was supposed to be one of the pieces that helped fix the Giants offensive line, but the opposite has been true since he was brought to New York by Joe Schoen. The former Indianapolis Colts lineman was signed during Schoen’s first free agency with the franchise, and immediate buyer’s remorse was had by the franchise.

Glowinski was supposed to help stabilize a Giants offensive line that’s been yearning to improve for the better part of a decade, but he didn’t live up to the expectations placed on him over his first two seasons with the team. 

During his first season with the team, his $3 million cap hit was manageable. In 2023, that moved up to more than $8 million, which would’ve been fine if the Giants got some quality play out of him, but instead Glowinski was relegated to the bench. Entering 2024, the offensive lineman carries a cap hit of more than $7 million.

Now, Schoen has an option, one that he’s almost guaranteed to take. Glowinski could be cut for only $1.5 million in dead cap, which would save the Giants $5.5 million if they chose to go that route. Of course, the Giants would happily pay Glowinski that money if he played up to his standard, but there’s no reason to expect him to do so at the moment.