4 NY Giants veterans who could get cut with the NFL Draft wrapped up
1. OG Shane Lemieux
While Shane Lemieux may have had some potential entering the league, he has played just two games in the last two seasons and is entering the final year of his contract. Considering that the Giants drafted Josh Ezeudu in the third round last season and improved IOL depth, there's a very real chance that Lemieux is released before the start of the season.
Injuries suck, obviously, but even when Lemieux has been on the field in recent seasons he has played pretty poorly. For example, in the one game we saw out of Lemieux in 2022, he allowed five pressures and a sack in just 24 pass-blocking snaps.
Releasing Lemieux would save New York around $923,000 in cap space. Again, not much, but it would certainly help in signing the incoming rookie class. Perhaps if Lemieux had played better in the times we've seen him, it would be easier to root for his return, but he really simply hasn't shown much at all since being drafted.
Simply put, players like Ezeudu, Ben Bredeson, and arguably Marcus McKethan as well, all have more potential than Lemieux at this point and honestly, deserve more snaps. Maybe Lemieux can prove us all wrong, but there is simply too much going against him right now to justify keeping him around over some of the younger players on the squad.
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