The New York Giants Wednesday cut offensive guard Geoff Schwartz and offensive tackle Will Beatty on Wednesday, and announced the retirement of linebacker Jon Beason We discussed possible roster cuts on Tuesday, and all three players were on our list.
Cutting Schwartz, whom they signed to a four-year, $16.8 million contract in 2014, will save the Giants $2.99 million in cap space. Schwartz played only 13 games over two seasons. It is possible this means the Giants believe 2015 seventh-round pick Bobby Hart could fill that role.
Dropping Beason also had to be expected. He played only nine games the past two seasons, missing time due to foot and knee injuries. At 31, Beason has only had one healthy season since 2010. He was entering the final year of a three-year, $17.5 million contract and the Giants, per Over The Cap, save $4.5 million against the cap by letting him go. Graziano also reported that Beason could announce his retirement rather than be considered a cap cut.
Beatty, the teams' left tackle from 2011-2014, missed all of the 2015 season due to a pair of injuries. He carried a cap figure of $9.175 million and the Giants will save $4.175 million by cutting him. The Giants will likely be in the market for a right tackle who would be an upgrade from Marshall Newhouse, who replaced Beatty in the lineup last season.
Per Over The Cap, the trio of moves save the Giants roughly $11.575 million in cap space. That would put them at more than $53 million in cap space based on an estimated cap of $150 million for next season.
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