Giants General Manager Jerry Reese has made plenty of moves that worked out well since he took over the job, but drafting linebacker Clint Sintim in the second round of the 2009 draft is not one of them.
Sintim played 24 games in his first two seasons, starting once despite major issues for the Giants at linebacker in those years, and then tore his ACL twice. The second injury wound up costing him the entire 2011 season. He won’t get a chance to improve on his past performance with the team because the Giants announced Thursday that they have waived Sintim.
The departure is hardly surprising. Injuries at defensive line have forced the Giants to add players at that position and Sintim still isn’t able to get back on the field after the second torn ACL. His chances of getting off the physically-unable-to-prepare list before the end of camp weren’t good and he hasn’t done anything since joining the Giants to justify holding a roster spot empty for his eventual return.
On that front, the Giants have signed defensive tackle Bobby Skinner, who grew up in Staten Island and played college ball close to the Meadowlands at Montclair State. The team also waived defensive end Justin Trattou and signed defensive back/kick returner Laron Scott, who had a 67-yard kickoff return for the Saints in the Hall of Fame Game.