Giants release Dwayne Harris

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The Giants opened Thursday by trading defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to the Buccaneers and they said farewell to another veteran in the afternoon.

The Giants announced that they have released wide receiver/kick returner Dwayne Harris. The move clears $2.45 million in cap space for the Giants, who had just over $3.4 million in room according to the latest update from the NFLPA.

Harris fractured his foot in the fifth game of last season, which was a bad one for the receiving corps as Odell Beckham and Brandon Marshall were also lost for the season due to injuries suffered against the Chargers. Harris didn’t catch any passes in those games, but had been serving as the kickoff and punt returner for the Giants.

He held those roles for most of his three seasons with the team and also set career-highs with 35 catches for 396 yards and four touchdowns during the 2015 season.

5 responses to “Giants release Dwayne Harris

  1. No surprise here. They were just waiting for him to pass a physical so he could be released without an injury settlement. Same with Brandon Marshall. As soon as he can pass a physical, he is gone too. Need the $$ to resign Landon Collins and OBJ.

  2. Call this or me crazy . But maybe just maybe a certain RB on a Franchise tag could be on the way to the Giants .

  3. Great reliable special teams player. He also was good in
    lockeroom and was a capable backup…players like
    Harris are hard to replace.

  4. Steeltownpride if the giants wouldn’t have signed Jonathan Stewart earlier I would have loved the idea, and considered agreeing with you. Only rb that would make sense to bring in right now would be barkeley with the 2nd pick and I’m not sure that will happen with the hole created by jpp departure even if he wasn’t his former self unless you take the rb first and the De second round.

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