Giants announce release of Kenny Golladay, saving $6.7 million on the cap

NFL: JAN 21 NFC Divisional Playoffs - Giants at Eagles
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The Giants announced they have released receiver Kenny Golladay. It makes his departure official almost two years to the day after he signed a much-ballyhooed four-year, $72 million deal as a free agent.

The Giants will take all the cap hits this season, leaving them with $6.7 million in cap savings with $14.7 million in a dead cap hit.

He played only 12 games with four starts in 2022, seeing action on 261 offensive snaps. Golladay had career lows with six catches for 81 yards and scored one touchdown.

He had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons with the Lions in 2018 and 2019, earning Pro Bowl honors in the latter when he had 1,190 receiving yards and led the NFL with 11 touchdowns.

The Giants jumped at the chance to sign him in free agency, but in two seasons, Golladay had 43 receptions for 602 yards and a touchdown.

9 responses to “Giants announce release of Kenny Golladay, saving $6.7 million on the cap

  1. Bengals lost out on signing him when the Giants outbid them. Then Bengals had to settle for drafting Chase a month later. Funny how things work out.

  2. There has to be some long term injury that the giants medical staff didn’t uncover. He could still come back to the NFC north and sign with any of those teams for a minimum deal.

  3. A signing that should have never happened. Gettleman sure crapped the bed really good before being forced to retire with this awful contract.

  4. This was a situation that was doomed from the get go with the Giants. Golladay was a monster with the Lions because they had Matthew Stafford a veteran, Elite arm, that trusted Golladay to win his 50/50 balls. Golladay needs a rifle armed QB that will fire bullets into blanket coverage. Golladay led the league in the least amount of yards of separation with the Lions ,he was literally never open but Golladay’s hands and catch radius are ridiculous. Danny Dimes is not Stafford.

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