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Giants part ways with Chris Canty too

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The Giants are taking care of all family business.

The team has announced the release of defensive tackle Chris Canty on Wednesday, running the number of veterans slashed from the roster in the last two days to three. Linebacker Michael Boley and running back Ahmad Bradshaw are also out after a 9-7 season that ended with the Giants missing the playoffs.

Canty was due $6.25 million in 2013, the fifth year of a six-year deal he signed with the team before the 2009 season. Mike Garafolo of USA Today reports that he wasn’t offered a pay cut before being informed of his release.

Canty played a key role in the middle of the defensive line during the Giants’ run to glory last year, but was limited to just nine games this year thanks to knee issues that forced him to start the year on the PUP list. The Giants have Marvin Austin, Linval Joseph and Marcus Kuhn — all drafted in the last three years — on the roster and they’ll likely be adding other help on the defensive line with defensive end Osi Umenyiora also likely to be leaving the team as a free agent.

With their moves, the Giants have saved themselves a little under $14 million for the coming year. With other candidates for release or restructuring in tackle David Diehl and cornerback Corey Webster, the Giants might not be done yet.

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24 Responses to “Giants part ways with Chris Canty too”
  1. newenglandsports11 says: Feb 6, 2013 4:08 PM

    Cleaning house exactly one year off of winning a Super Bowl? Seems a little bit extreme to me.

  2. fuglyflorio says: Feb 6, 2013 4:09 PM

    Big part of a Superbowl run. But he’s pretty injured up now.

  3. giantsfan82 says: Feb 6, 2013 4:09 PM

    Damn, they are cleaning house. All starters being released. Most surprised of Ahmad Bradshaw. He was the heart and soul of that offense.

  4. coltzfan166 says: Feb 6, 2013 4:15 PM

    When the Giants won the SB five years ago, I would have never guessed that Steve Smith, Manningham, Jacobs, Bradshaw, Boley, Canti, Burress, Tyree, Toomer, Kevin Boss, and probably Umenyoira (however you spell it) all wouldn’t be on the team five years later.

  5. ss376 says: Feb 6, 2013 4:16 PM

    Unlike Bradshaw, this isn’t surprising. He has been a bit of a letdown and played older than he is. Joseph and Austin have either been hurt or just not ready to step up so I wonder if the Giants will actually go after another DL in the draft, particularly if Xavier Rhodes isn’t around at 19. They will have plenty of choices…

  6. dtm1088 says: Feb 6, 2013 4:16 PM

    Getting rid of all the dead weight. Besides Prince, JPP, and Rolle, that was a defense filled with guys not living up to their contracts and potential. Let the chips start falling…more to be gone soon. May also be gearing up to make a move or 2, although that hasn’t been their way in the past. Good year to make a splash with the cap going up next year.

  7. Stiller43 says: Feb 6, 2013 4:20 PM

    Cant question a front office that has produced two SB’s in the last 6 years. Sometimes a mild purging is needed to refresh the roster, and give young (CHEAP) guys a good look.

  8. roadtrip3500 says: Feb 6, 2013 4:22 PM

    Cleaning house of guys who cashed in from the Super Bowl wins – this is all about cap money. Giants are trying to take advantage of all their 2nd and 3rd year guys who are light on the budget and ready to play.

    Diehl is probably next, and if he doesn’t restructure, Corey Webster too.

  9. nonetruerthanblue says: Feb 6, 2013 4:27 PM

    Cleaning house…every Giant fan should welcome this especially from the defensive side. We got burnt by quicker offenses and o linemen…O LINEMEN!! It’s time to get quicker defensive players. As for Bradshaw, blame Andre brown for that one. The NFL is a business and you can’t make most decisions from the heart.

  10. dave56dj says: Feb 6, 2013 4:29 PM

    For the record it’s Marvin Austin not Marcus

  11. robonious says: Feb 6, 2013 4:35 PM

    Superbowl window now closed

  12. mtntrouter says: Feb 6, 2013 5:14 PM

    I know Oakland has cap problems, but McFadden is in the last year of his deal and odds are he doesn’t make it past week six before heading to IR. If I’m Oakland, I think they have to take a hard look at Ahmad Bradshaw. Their RB depth is terrible, and I doubt they address it in the draft given all of the needs they have on defense.

  13. patriotinvasion says: Feb 6, 2013 5:31 PM

    Canty tackled Green-Ellis on 1st down the play before the Welker drop in the Super Bowl. Green Ellis had A LOT of running room on the right side and who knows how that drive turns out without that tackle.

    Signed, a sad Pats fan.

  14. zack2482 says: Feb 6, 2013 5:56 PM

    Mara cleaning house because there is no cap money to steal from the Cowboys and Redskins.

  15. yousuxxors says: Feb 6, 2013 6:12 PM

    diehl and webster need to go also. they were veyond terrible last year.

  16. kev86 says: Feb 6, 2013 6:13 PM

    Reese’s pieces. I’m bummed to see our junkyard dog Bradshaw let go, but have faith in our front office. Giants wasting no time. I like it.

  17. usmutts says: Feb 6, 2013 6:52 PM

    Meanwhile, the other NY team still has Sanchez, Tebow, and Holmes. Oh, and Ryan. One team moving forward, one not so much.

  18. fanofevilempire says: Feb 6, 2013 7:10 PM

    not really a house cleaning, more like salary cleaning………………………………..

    I love Eli, he is a ELITE QB but like ALL other teams with a QB close to 20 mil salary no one on any team is untouchable except for the young cheap guys drafted two three years ago.

    Giant have enough guys on both sides of the ball to make a run at the New York SB.

  19. Mr. Wright 212 says: Feb 6, 2013 7:52 PM

    Bradshaw will be back. No one is going to pay him to be a 300 carry back.

  20. jerseyshoregiant says: Feb 6, 2013 7:56 PM

    coltzfan166 says: Feb 6, 2013 4:15 PM

    When the Giants won the SB five years ago, I would have never guessed that Steve Smith, Manningham, Jacobs, Bradshaw, Boley, Canti, Burress, Tyree, Toomer, Kevin Boss, and probably Umenyoira (however you spell it) all wouldn’t be on the team five years later.

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    Just for the record. Canty and Boley were not on the SB from 2007(Feb 2008 SB).

  21. jerseyshoregiant says: Feb 6, 2013 8:01 PM

    dtm1088 says: Feb 6, 2013 4:16 PM

    Getting rid of all the dead weight. Besides Prince, JPP, and Rolle, that was a defense filled with guys not living up to their contracts and potential. Let the chips start falling…more to be gone soon. May also be gearing up to make a move or 2, although that hasn’t been their way in the past. Good year to make a splash with the cap going up next year.

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    And Rolle played out of position a good portion of the year. Prince keeps getting better.
    I will give JPP the super bowl hangover pass this year but if he wants to continue to be mentioned in the same breath as Strahan he needs to really fight through the double and triple teams, continue to play the run as well as he does and have sacks in the teens.

  22. cmonelisha says: Feb 7, 2013 12:15 AM

    good player for dallas, bust for the giants always hurt.. prob could be good as a rotational linemen somewhere..had to go

  23. vman0626 says: Feb 7, 2013 12:42 AM

    canty is due over $6 mil next season. even at a re structured salary he would never go low enough to be retained. he was good in spots. last season he played well, particularly in the post season.

    nice guy, too. a bronx boy. gives lots to the community.

    bradshaw is a pure junkyard dog. love to have them but they just don’t last too long, especially in football.

    can we please dispense with the childish pro redskin / anti gmen iggles ‘boys moron? it is time to block this jack azz.

  24. hatersweargreen says: Feb 7, 2013 12:49 AM

    i wonder if jerry reese is planning on drafting defensive front 7 folks highly in the draft this year. before this, was expecting Oline help.

    i have faith in the giants’ decision makers though. even Prince too a big step forward towards the end of last year and you know the sky’s the limit on david wilson.

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