Giants Release LB Jameel McClain
Perhaps the most surprising move the New York Giants have made to there roster, wasn't releasing punter Steve Weatherford. On Saturday, the Giants officially release linebacker Jameel McClain. McClain was coming off of a career best year as far as statistics are concerned as he racked up a team leading 116 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and a forced fumble.
The release of McClain, who was a part of the bottom-five run defense of the Giants last season, means that the team is confident that veteran linebacker Jon Beason will be healthy to start the season.
McClain was a big contributor for the Giants last season as he held down the middle-linebacker position while Beason was injured.
The Giants now turn to the trio of Beason, J.T. Thomas, and Devon Kennard to help stop the opposing running game. The team also released WR James Jones and LB Ashlee Palmer as well.
Perhaps this could be a salary cap move more so than a football move in order for the team to save money. Either way it is just another surprising roster move that the Giants have made as they prepare themselves for the 2015 season.