Tough news for one of our friends here at 104.5 The Team: The New York Giants have released offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz, along with offensive lineman Will Beatty and linebacker Jon Beason.

The New York Post wrote about these same players on Dec. 25th before the end of the Giants season and it seemed this had a chance to happen, but the post didn't seem to think Schwartz would be a roster casualty.

The Giants could create even more cap space based on what they do with some of their own players. Will Beatty is on the books in 2016 for $9.1 million in cap space. He missed the entire 2015 season with a torn pectoral and saw a rookie first-round pick, Ereck Flowers, take his job at left tackle. If Beatty is cut, the savings is $4.1 million on the cap. The cap saving on Jon Beason would be $5.1 million if the Giants figure his time is up. Geoff Schwartz will count $4.9 million on the cap and is coming off a second consecutive injury-shortened season. He was a useful guard when healthy, though.

With these moves being made, the Giants could have north of $50 million free.