After a season lost to a torn pectoral muscle, the New York Giants released Will Beatty in February of 2016 along with Geoff Schwartz.
It wasn't unexpected.
As the league's reigning and unquestioned injury dynasty, the Giants had to do something to improve their health, and parting ways with players who have had poor luck with injuries is one way to do it.
Perhaps because of that injury history, Beatty hasn't gotten much interest on the free agent market despite his talents as a left tackle.
As the regular season draws closer, Beatty was brought in for a workout by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He reportedly performed well enough to receive a contract offer.
No real rush for FA OT Will Beatty to sign anywhere yet. Jags made an offer, as @TomRock_Newsday said. Eagles monitoring for now.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 14, 2016
The Jaguars signed former Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Kelvin Beachum in free agency, but he is still working to come back from ACL surgery. Beatty would give them another potential starting tackle option in case Beachum can't return to the field by the start of the regular season, and would increase competition.
Beatty has also received interest from the Philadelphia Eagles, who -- as of right now -- have lost right tackle Lane Johnson to a 10-game suspension.
There is plenty of worry right now among fans regarding the Giants' right tackle position.
It's a worry that is well founded, even though Eli Manning has the ability to thrive in despite poor tackle play, Marshall Newhouse doesn't exactly inspire confidence. At the same time, there is a lingering curiosity over the release of Will Beatty. The two notions eventually merged into the question "Will the Giants bring back Will Beatty to play right tackle?"
It seems as though the answer to that question is a thorough "No". By all appearances, the Giants and Beatty both have moved on from each other.