The New York Giants are making more roster moves today in an effort to shake things up. Reports are that the team have released running back Ahmad Bradshaw and defensive tackle Chris Canty. Bradshaw just had off-season foot surgery and was set to make $3.75 million this coming season, and Canty was due $6.25 million. Bradhsaw finished with his second season over 1,000 yards in his career and played in 14 games which was the most for him since 2010. Canty played in only nine games after recovering from knee surgery.
Why did they do it? Well, money reasons, first of all. The team is having cap issues, and so changes were coming. The team has to feel that Bradshaw can’t stay healthy, and remember, they have the medical records that we don’t. Bradshaw would hardly ever practice and then play on Sunday and usually do the job. Canty, on the other hand, wasn’t that effective for the team, except during the Super Bowl year.
What does it mean? Well, first of all David Wilson, welcome to number-one running back status in the NFL - the team must feel he is ready to be the lead back. Andre Brown is a restricted free agent, but I’m going to assume he will be back. On the defensive front, Markus Kuhn and Marvin Austin will have to step up alongside Linval Joseph.
The team will look to either draft or sign via free agency a linebacker (or three after Michael Boley’s release), running back and defensive tackle. Let’s not rush to judgment on the Giants plan. Jerry Reese has had a hand in two championships since 2007. It’s February, let’s see what happens come April.