NY Giants releasing Cole Beasley hurts in more ways than one

Things just didn't work out for Beasley with the G-Men
New York Giants Training Camp
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His time in New York is over before it could even really get started. This offseason, the NY Giants and Joe Schoen made a bit of a splash when they decided to sign veteran wideout Cole Beasley. Countless people thought Beasley was retired and done with the game.

However, he signed with the Giants hoping he could make some noise for this offense and help out quarterback Daniel Jones, who had signed his $160 million extension. Instead, Beasley is already on his way out of town, with the news dropping that the team released him on Friday morning.

Giants cutting Cole Beasley is a loss for everyone involved

According to ESPN's Jordan Raanan, Beasley asked the team to part ways with him because he was searching for some playing time. He knew that he wasn't going to be able to get serious PT with Big Blue due to their receiver depth, so he wants to try and keep his career going elsewhere.

Hey, we wish no ill will toward Beasley at all. You can't blame him for trying to see if he can catch on elsewhere. However, the way everything with him played out doesn't look too good for general manager Joe Schoen.

Schoen took a chance on Beasley and it proved to be a mistake. Instead of keeping him around this summer, maybe it would have been wise to go with Jamison Crowder instead. Crowder signed with Washington's practice squad after NY released him, but he was elevated to the active roster shortly after. He was just named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week thanks to this amazing punt return:

Oh Jamison, we miss you in East Rutherford. The Giants special teams has been a nightmare this year, but having someone like Crowder around sure would be great. Instead, he was a summer cut and Washington took advantage. If we could go back in time, we'd plead with Scheon to get rid of Beasley before Week 1 and not Crowder.