The New York Giants made some noise today by releasing Victor Cruz and Rashad Jennings:

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Author: Jon Kuzma

The New York Giants decided that they were going to part ways with Wide Receiver Victor Cruz and Running Back Rashad Jennings. The moves weren’t too much of a surprise because we knew Cruz’s days could be numbered in New York. Cruz has struggled to stay on the field the last few years for the Giants and he was expendable in New York’s offense. Rashad Jennings was more of a surprise than Cruz because Jennings was the team’s leading rusher last season. However we seen Jenning’s role start to diminish because of the emergence of rookie running back Paul Perkins. It looks like the Giants were content on handing Perkins the full time role next season and that made Jennings a salary cap casualty. Both players were released in hopes to free cap space for Jason Pierre Paul. Pierre Paul had 7 sacks last season and is far more valuable to the Giants than Cruz or Jennings. Keep in mind Pierre Paul only had 1 sack in 2015 after severely injuring his hand in a fireworks accident. It appears now Pierre Paul is adjusting to football despite the fact that he is missing a few fingers. Physically Jason Pierre Paul is still as good as it gets in the league. However he is limited at times as far as grasping jerseys goes and his grip is also less than it used to be. Still if 90 gets a clean release off the edge and puts his shoulder in to a quarterback that player is going to feel it. Pierre Paul is 6’5 280 so he is still a superior physical specimen and it’s great to see him playing at a high level again. New York clearly feels the same way and now the Giants will throw a big contract at Pierre Paul in hopes of keeping in the fold defensively. This team will be much better off if the long time veteran signs on the dotted line because J.P.P can still bring it.

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