Year after year Mark Herzlich, the linebacker who beat cancer and tremendous odds to stick with the New York Giants as un undrafted free agent beginning in 2011, found a way to remain on the team’s 53-man roster.
Not this time.
Source: Giants are releasing veteran LB Mark Herzlich.— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) September 1, 2018
The release of Herzlich ends an amazing, unlikely run with the Giants. Diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma while at Boston College, he made it to the NFL with the Giants.
While never a full-time starter, Herzlich always managed to find a way to make the team as a special teams player and part-time linebacker. He started 18 of the 88 regular-season games he played with the Giants.
Herzlich spent last season on injured reserve due to a stinger.
Excellence is the result of CARING more than others think is wise; RISKING more than others think is safe. DREAMING more than others think is practical and EXPECTING more than others think… https://t.co/AdJUuvSMsU— Mark Herzlich (@MarkHerzlich) September 1, 2018
The Giants have also released Calvin Munson, who benefitted from Herzlich’s absence in 2017 and made the roster.
The releases of Herzlich and Munson could bode well for undrafted rookie linebacker Tae Davis.