The Giants’ march to 53 includes a veteran defensive lineman who possibly is reaching the end of an intriguing road in professional football.
Per a league source, veteran defensive lineman Israel Idonije has been cut by the Giants.
He played at the University of Manitoba and wasn’t invited to the Scouting Combine. So he showed up on his own, handing out tapes of his performances from a brown paper bag.
It didn’t work on draft day, but Idonije got an initial shot with the Browns before finding a nine-year home with the Bears. Following the 2012 season, Idonije signed with the Lions for 2013. He then re-joined the Bears earlier this year, but he was cut in June.
Idonije landed with the Giants in early August, but the Giants have moved on. Idonije instantly becomes a free agent, able to sign with any team. If he has the same relentlessness that earned him a spot in the NFL in the first place, Idonije may not be done yet.