The New York Giants have released running back Ahmad Bradshaw and defensive tackle Chris Canty, according to various reports published via Twitter.
Speculation had been brewing since earlier on Wednesday that the Giants were going to part ways with the oft-injured veteran.
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Bradshaw had two years remaining on a four-year contract. He was due $3.75 million in 2013 and $4 million next season.
Bradshaw, who gained 1,015 yards rushing in 2012, was spotted last week at the Super Bowl in New Orleans riding around in a motorized scooter following another surgery on his troublesome feet. Bradshaw had suffered broken bones in his feet on at least three occasions since 2009.
Bradshaw told an ESPN reporter he saw this coming.
Everything is about money I guess, so yes I was expecting it. I'm not discouraged at all. I'm just looking towards getting healthy and working with somebody else. That is all I can do. The Giants fans will always be remembered and always be loved. This is where I started and I just want to thank everybody for their support. Hopefully I'll be back soon."
Earlier this week, I speculated on the possibility of Bradshaw being cut and ventured a guess that he would be kept in a reduced role. The Giants apparently decided, however, that his foot and ankle issues made him too big of a health risk.
I also speculated earlier today that Canty was a potential cut, opining that he was a player I would like to see the Giants keep. Canty, 30, had two years remaining on his contract at a base salary of $6.25 million this year and $6.5 million in 2014.He played only nine games last season following knee surgery.
[More on Bradshaw, Canty at Giants.com]
Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News tweeted that he is expecting the Giants to announce the release of at least one more player.
The subtractions of Boley, Bradshaw and Canty should put the Giants under the projected 2013 salary cap of $120.9 million