Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The Associated Press
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The New York Giants continued their roster purge after missing the playoffs, cutting leading rusher Ahmad Bradshaw and defensive tackle Chris Canty.
The salary cap-saving moves Wednesday came one day after New York let starting weakside linebacker Michael Boley go after four seasons. The Giants also waived defensive tackle Martin Parker, who spent this past season on injured reserve with a back injury.
Bradshaw, Canty and Boley were all veterans who contributed to the Giants' Super Bowl win over the Patriots a year ago, but they all had big contracts and battled injuries.
Bradshaw, who has had knee and ankle injuries, was to earn $4.25 million. He became expendable with the play of rookie David Wilson. Canty, who had knee issues with the Giants after never missing a game with Dallas, was to earn $6.5 million next season. Boley, who had shoulder and hamstring injuries last season, was to make $4 million this season.
The biggest surprise might have been the release of Bradshaw, who was one of the emotional leaders of the team.
The 26-year-old, who played on two Super Bowl championship teams with the Giants, led the team in rushing each of the past three seasons, gaining 1,015 this past season.
BILLS: Brad Smith will work as an intern for Men's Health Magazine to assist covering New York Fashion Week, which opens Thursday.
Smith's responsibilities will involve interviewing designers, attending photo shoots, providing grooming tips and filing reports for the magazine's website.
EAGLES: Philadelphia signed defensive end/linebacker Chris McCoy to a three-year contract and released tackle Demetress Bell.
McCoy had five sacks in two seasons in the CFL with Calgary.
BENGALS: Cincinnati moved assistant coach Hue Jackson into a new role, giving him the job of replacing the retired Jim Anderson as running backs coach.