The New York Giants Make Roster Moves-Cut Bradshaw and Canty
Cap casualties is a popular term and in the salary cap world of the NFL it can get ugly for veterans especially. 2 productive Giants got their walking papers on Wednesday.
Ahmad Bradshaw, a 7th round draft pick in 2007 who came to symbolize toughness was let go with 2 years left on his contract. Bradshaw was due to make 3.75 million dollars this year. With the stellar play of rookie David Wilson and the emergence of Andre Brown the oft injured Bradshaw was deemed expendable.
Bradshaw led the team with 1,015 yards this past season despite missing several games with foot injuries. Yet he is only 26 years old. Bradshaw scored the winning touchdown in the Giants victory over the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI.
In Canty the GMen lose a terrific rotation and team guy. Canty also missed significant playing time this past season but finished with 3 sacks and 26 tackles in only 9 games. he missed the 1st 7 games of the year while recovering from off season knee surgery. Canty was highly productive in his Giants career and with teams desperate to find pass rushers it shouldn't be hard for Canty to find work. What he probably won't find is that 6.25 million dollars he won't get paid this season which is what his Giants contract would have paid him. Canty had 2 years left on his deal.
These 2 moves come on the heels of the Giants cutting LB Michael Boley on Tuesday. he was due over 4 million dollars for this coming season.
According to the "captologists" the Giants were 4.7 million over the cap before making these 3 moves. The Giants also cut defensive lineman Martin Parker!