The New York Giants announced on Tuesday that they released wide receiver and special teams returner Preston Parker. Parker, 28, was signed by New York in January of 2014 and recorded 36 catches for 418 yards and two touchdowns last season. The fifth year veteran struggled to make an impact through two games and had a critical drop on the final play of the Giants 24-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday.
Earlier in training camp Tom Coughlin and his staff elected to keep Parker over James Jones when they made final roster cuts. Jones reunited with Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay and has tallied three touchdowns through just two games.
The Giants were desperately searching for help to bolster their anemic defensive line and elected to re-sign Kenrick Ellis with the roster spot left behind by Parker.
New York still has no timetable for Victor Cruz’s return from a nagging calf injury and hope to avoid an 0-3 start as they face the Washington Redskins on Thursday night.