With the NFL season winding down, general manager Joe Schoen and head coach Brian Daboll are already hard at work in their preparations to improve the roster for 2024. There are some NY Giants players they hope to retain, while there are others they will be letting move on elsewhere in their careers.
Linebackers Carter Coughlin and Cam Brown already posted their goodbyes to Giants fans and the organization, while the fates of others like Saquon Barkley and Adoree' Jackson seem to be up in the air at the moment. With that said, there are some players who shouldn't return next fall and Giants Nation won't be missing them at all:
4. OL Shane Lemieux
Shane Lemieux is a four-year player for the Giants out of Oregon. He was originally a fifth-rounder who started 18 games in four seasons for New York. The guard was known for his run blocking and some position versatility, being able to play both guard and center, but he never panned out for the G-Men.
Out of college, Lemieux was part of a good offensive line at Oregon. He was known as a mauler upfront and could bring some physicality and nastiness to the line that we desperately wanted. He had the tape, the look, and even though he was a later-round pick, Giants fans had high hopes for him from the moment he got to town.
He ended each season on Injured Reserve and has seen his playing time diminish every single season, being passed on for other linemen the team has brought in. The Giants have put in a lot of resources to the offensive line in recent years, but unfortunately they haven't put it together yet. Daboll and Schoen will almost certainly look to move on Lemieux this offseason.