4 NY Giants who will join Tae Crowder in not returning next season

New York Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) catches the ball during mandatory minicamp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, in East Rutherford.
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It has undoubtedly been an awesome debut season for Brian Daboll and Joe Schoen in New York. The Giants are 8-6-1 this campaign and on the cusp of their first postseason berth since 2015. Both Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley are in the final year of their rookie contracts and have had tremendous bounce-back years. Both the quarterback and running back have played well enough to warrant contract extensions this offseason.

Despite the Giants surprisingly successful performances, there are some glaring holes on the roster. With this, multiple players will not be back next fall. Daboll and his coaching staff have gotten more out of their roster than any other coaching staff this season, and their 8-6-1 record is quite the overachievement.

The Giants roster has a long way to go, and there will be significant changes this offseason to ensure the Giants build of their successful 2022 campaign. Here are 4 NY Giants who will not return next season – joining Tae Crowder. While Crowder may have re-signed to the practice squad, there’s no way he’ll be donning blue in 2023.

4. WR Kenny Golladay

Kenny Golladay is an obvious offseason cut. After signing a four-year, $72 million contract in March of 2021, Golladay hauled in just 37 balls for 521 yards and zero touchdowns last year. He followed that subpar season up with a disastrous 2022 campaign.

Golladay dropped an easy touchdown on the first drive of the first preseason game, and then was grilled by the fans and media multiple times for not hustling in practice. He has just four catches for 51 yards in 2022, which is especially troubling considering the Giants have the league’s worst wide receiver core.

Richie James, Marcus Johnson, Tanner Hudson, Chris Myriack, Matt Breida and David Sills V all have more receiving yards than Golladay. So does Sterling Shepard, who has 103 more yards than Golladay, despite playing in only a handful of games before going down with his torn ACL.

Golladay has a cap hit of $21.4 million next season and a dead cap hit of $14.7 million, so not only will cutting Golladay finally rid the new regime of a troubled wide receiver that they do not want, it will free up roughly another $7 million. He’s got to go.

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