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.