NY Giants will reportedly cut veteran lineman and create almost $6 million in cap space

This move has been expected for a while

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This is a move that people would have been furious about if NY Giants general manager Joe Schoen didn't make it. After signing a three-year contract with the G-Men prior to the 2022 campaign, the hope was that guard Mark Glowinski could become a stud in protecting Daniel Jones.

The opposite turned out to be the case, with Glowinski looking borderline unplayable at times in 2023. Glowinski entered last campaign as the starting right guard, but he lost his spot after a Week 1 nightmare vs. Dallas. While he continued to see consistent playing time, he just never got back into a groove. Now, he'll be looking for a new place to call home for the '24 season.

The Giants will release guard Mark Glowinski and save $5.7 million in cap space

According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, Schoen will release Glowinski soon. Again, this is a decision that the young GM had to make. By cutting Glowinski, the Giants will create $5.7 million in cap space, which is a decent chunk of change for Schoen and the front office.

There are a ton of other tough calls on the way for Schoen, but adding almost $6 million to work with could end up being good news for either Saquon Barkley or Xavier McKinney. Both playmakers are set to hit free agency unless the Giants work out a long-term extension with them: it's unlikely either player is tagged.

As for Glowinski, he started 16 games for the Giants in '22, but he made only six starts in '23, appearing in 13 contests. While he played a little bit better later in the season, he was far too inconsistent and the Giants HAVE to improve the unit overall moving forward.

With new offensive line coach Carmen Bricillo making his way over from Las Vegas, Schoen is going to make sure he has the right pieces to succeed. Obviously, the line has to shape up for Jones or whoever starts Week 1. Plain and simple, Glowinski didn't get the job done in East Rutherford and he'll now have to look for a new job here pretty soon.