No, you weren't the only one surprised by New York's decision to set three key veterans free on Monday. Jerry Reese obviously didn't want to wait too long to make an impact as the club's new GM.
Here's what you need to know about the moves:
The Giants saved close to $6 million under the cap by releasing Luke Petitgout, LaVar Arrington and Carlos Emmons, and the official retirement of Tiki Barber. New York now has more than $20 million with which to operate under the estimated $109 million salary cap...
The most surprising move was jettisoning Petitgout, who was playing his best ball before breaking his leg last season. Expect the Giants to make a run at free agents Leonard Davis of Arizona or Houston's Ephraim Salaam. If no outside help is acquired, New York will slide the versatile David Diehl to left tackle and insert Rich Seubert at LG...
The Giants actually lost close to three million cap dollars by releasing Arrington. Between his injury history and lack of production when he did suit up, New York figured it was better off without him. And with the Giants openly interested in free agent Lance Briggs of Chicago and Penn State's Paul Posluszny, there was no room at the inn for Arrington...
The same goes for Emmons, whose release came with a cap savings of more than a million dollars, but was hardly surprising...
Also look for New York to be seeking RBs (Ahman Green, Michael Turner) and CBs (Nate Clements, Asante Samuel) when free agency opens on March 2.
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