Giants wide receiver Preston Parker was released by New York on Monday and offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz says the message is simple. 

"It’s a performance business," said Schwartz, to 'Armen and Levack' on 104.5 The Team. "That’s what our job is. Our job is not to show up and look good.

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"You have to make plays. You have to be a guy that can be counted on. I don’t know if it’s a wake up call or a message, it’s the way it is. You have to make plays.

"If I wasn’t doing my job on the offensive line, I would get replaced, that’s the way it is."

Parker dropped five passes in the first two games of the season, including one in each game during the fourth quarter. Of course, it's in that last period that the Giants have lost in historic fashion over the last two weeks.

On Thursday night, the Giants host the Redskins and hope to get their first victory of the year against an NFC East foe.

Giants offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz joins 'Armen and Levack' every Tuesday at 5:15p ET on 104.5 The Team, sponsored by McLane Food Service.