With Week One of the 2012 regular season only five days away for the Giants, the Giants have released the player who started at middle linebacker for the team in Week One of the 2011 regular season.
Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that linebacker Greg Jones has been waived. The sixth-round pick in the 2011 draft appeared in every game last year, starting five.
Running back Danny Ware also has been released; he announced the move on his Twitter page. The departure of Ware means that Andre Brown and Da’Rel Scott likely will make the 53-man roster.
Also gone (per Garafolo) are receiver Dan DePalma (who at 5’11” towers over his uncle Louie), receiver David Douglas, sixth-round rookie Matt McCants, receiver Isaiah Stanback. Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports that linebacker Jake Muasau, defensive end Matt Broha, tight end Larry Donnell, and defensive end Craig Marshall have been cut. Safety Tyler Sash has been placed on the reserve/suspended list.
All teams must be at 53 by 9:00 p.m. ET tonight. (And, yes, there is an echo in here.)