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Giants releasing Schwartz, Beason

Odell Beckham Jr. AP

The Giants plan to release veteran offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz and linebacker Jon Beason, ESPN’s Dan Graziano reported Wednesday.

Beason and Schwartz both signed big contracts with the Giants before the 2014 season. The Giants had acquired Beason in an Oct. 2013 trade with the Panthers.

Injuries limited Beason to four games in 2014 and five in 2015. Beason, 31, hasn’t played a full season since 2010.

Schwartz was limited to two games in 2014 at right tackle due to injury. He started 11 games at guard last season.

The Giants save about $6 million in cap space by releasing Beason and about $3 million with Schwartz’s release.

Schwartz will be 30 this summer. His younger brother, Mitchell Schwartz, will also be a free agent if he doesn’t strike a deal with the Browns over the next four weeks.

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23 Responses to “Giants releasing Schwartz, Beason”
  1. jgreiner9 says: Feb 10, 2016 11:59 AM

    The just released Beatty as well.

  2. fumblenuts says: Feb 10, 2016 12:00 PM

    Geoff Schwartz to the Seahawks…..they NEED experience on the O-Line.

  3. irkjames says: Feb 10, 2016 12:03 PM

    That’s Geoff Schwartz and J’ahri Evans, Tannenbaum.

    Two perfectly good guards the Dolphins really need but will make sure to look over this offseason for a 6th starting receiver to bury in our depth chart, a la Miami.

  4. mongo3401 says: Feb 10, 2016 12:15 PM

    Yes Miami please sign these Olineman
    Sincerely
    Jets Buffalo and New England

  5. richiethegreek says: Feb 10, 2016 12:19 PM

    The ought to cut the rest of the roster minus Manning and Beckham.

  6. touchdownelvis says: Feb 10, 2016 12:21 PM

    I see your Schwartz is as big as mine.

    (and any downvoters here really need to get out and watch Spaceballs)

  7. DonRSD says: Feb 10, 2016 12:22 PM

    THANK GOD!!!
    None of these guys can stay healthy.

  8. lawrencetayloristhebestever says: Feb 10, 2016 12:28 PM

    Those 3 cuts provide the Giants with more than $12 million in additional cap room, which should give them close to $60 million in space to work with.

  9. parasol monster says: Feb 10, 2016 12:30 PM

    From PFT’s one-liners posted THIS MORNING:

    “The Giants are in good enough cap shape that they’re not likely to cut anyone any time soon.”

  10. jag1959 says: Feb 10, 2016 12:35 PM

    It’s a start

  11. 700levelvet says: Feb 10, 2016 12:38 PM

    Dumpster fire

  12. catfish252 says: Feb 10, 2016 12:46 PM

    The Giants have been decimated by injuries for a few years now, perhaps they should find a new conditioning staff.

  13. jomo56 says: Feb 10, 2016 12:51 PM

    Free up more cap space; dump Randle and Prince; should then have more than enough $$$$ to buy some guys who can contribute right away…quality, difference makers.

  14. Tundro says: Feb 10, 2016 12:57 PM

    They hired a new strength coach finally. Schwartz is 30 6-6 and 340 lbs with two years of ankle issues. He is done as a starter in this league, lower body injuries at that age on that frame is a death knell.

  15. jgreiner9 says: Feb 10, 2016 1:19 PM

    Randle and Prince are free agents.

  16. tcostant says: Feb 10, 2016 1:22 PM

    No Victor Cruz?

  17. justintuckrule says: Feb 10, 2016 1:25 PM

    richiethegreek says:
    Feb 10, 2016 12:19 PM
    The ought to cut the rest of the roster minus Manning and Beckham.
    ——————
    Relax my man. Your team’s not exactly brimming with talent either. Other than Cox and Ertz, we wouldn’t be bending over to sign anyone off your team either.

  18. pixelito says: Feb 10, 2016 1:44 PM

    Hope he doesn’t mind if we sign his more talented brother.

  19. kev86 says: Feb 10, 2016 2:01 PM

    Schwartz was a bust. Always hurt for NYG. tweeted more than he played. Good luck to whoever signs him. You will think you found a good o-lineman until he goes down and out for season.

    Beason was a great guy/teammate but too many injuries to be counted on.

    Reese has a lot of money to spend.

  20. mongo3401 says: Feb 10, 2016 2:47 PM

    Whoever was licking the Giants offensive line talent sucked. They have been the pits Oline wise for years

  21. stash918 says: Feb 10, 2016 2:55 PM

    Yea, some bad decisions on the o-line have been put in the rear view mirror. Passed on Kyle Long, a Pro Bowler, for Justin Pugh, a slappy. At least the rebuilding has begun so the team can keep Eli upright for at least a few more years so he can maximize OBJ and hopefully Cruz– one on each side, if they’re healthy. At least they have two good pieces in Flowers and Richburg.

  22. dave4nyfg says: Feb 10, 2016 5:28 PM

    catfish252 says:
    Feb 10, 2016 12:46 PM
    The Giants have been decimated by injuries for a few years now, perhaps they should find a new conditioning staff.

    =======

    They already did.

  23. richiethegreek says: Feb 11, 2016 10:19 AM

    richiethegreek says:
    Feb 10, 2016 12:19 PM
    The ought to cut the rest of the roster minus Manning and Beckham.
    ——————
    Relax my man. Your team’s not exactly brimming with talent either. Other than Cox and Ertz, we wouldn’t be bending over to sign anyone off your team either.

    15 2
    —————————————‘-

    Curry, Graham, Barwin, Thornton, Logan, Jenkins, Thurmond, Johnson, Peters, Celek, Hicks, Kendricks, Mathews, Sproles. They would all be upgrades for you just off the top of my head.

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