The Giants are now very short of middle linebacker
loss New York Giants Released linebacker Blake Martinez Shocking move on Thursday
According to a source, the decision was mutual. Both sides considered it the best of both.
Blake Martinez He was exempted from Wednesday’s practice for personal reasons. He returned on Thursday, but left the locker room very quickly when the reporters arrived.
Several players talked about what was happening Blake Martinez. It was found that he was later released.
expected to start with Tae Crowder, But his role in the new defense of the coordinator was reduced. wink martindale, Crowder is in third place this summer. Martinez was a poor fit for the new defense under Martindale.
loss giants Now he is very short on the middle linebacker. Rookie Darion Beavers would be next in line, but he tore his ACL earlier this summer. New York They now have fifth-round rookie Micah McFadden and veteran Austin Calitro to fill the gap.
Blake Martinez, 28, missed most of last season after tearing his left anterior cruciate ligament last September. He started all 16 games during his first season with the Giants and led the team with 151 tackles.
But the regime change put Martinez on notice. giants He renegotiated his contract earlier this year to save $6 million against the salary limit in the final year of his contract.
loss giants They are strict against salary limits and general manager Joe Shoen He said earlier in the day that he would have to renegotiate a deal to meet the cap by next week. But Martinez’s release hardly helps him in this regard. New York Save less than $200,000 and then have to list it.
Blake Martinez He is guaranteed $1.25 million this season under the revised deal.
He was replaced on the roster by the offensive lineman. tire phillipswhom giants claimed exemption of Baltimore Ravens.