If Aaron Curry is to continue his NFL comeback, it won't be with the New York Giants. The fourth overall selection in the 2009 NFL draft was among 14 players released by the team today, which trimmed the overall roster to 75 players, according to Michael Eisen of Giants.com.
In addition, Giants' head coach Tom Coughlin announced that starting safety Stevie Brown tore his ACL last night against the New York Jets and will miss the entire 2013 season. Brown led New York in interceptions last season with eight, which was tied for second-most in the NFL.
On a conference call today, Coughlin said this about Brown, “A nice interception, something he has down extremely well, running the ball back after the interception and I don’t believe it was a contact issue. It was just something that happened. I feel badly for him. He’s worked hard. He’s prepared himself well and been in a position where he’s made a lot of plays for us. We will definitely miss him. We continue, that’s what we do."
The G-men got down to the NFL-required 75 players in advance of Tuesday's deadline by placing Brown on the injured reserve list and waiving Curry and thirteen other players.
The other released players are:
Fullback Ben Guidugli
Wide receivers Brandon Collins, Terrence Sinkfield
Tight ends Jamie Childers, Chase Clement
Offensive linemen Michael Jasper, Austin Holtz
Linebackers Jake Muasau, Etienne Sabino
Defensive tackle Frank Okam
Defensive Backs Laron Scott, Junior Mertile, Alonzo Tweedy.
Okam had previously played for the Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Muasau was in camp with the Giants last year. Both Sinkfield and Holtz were signed this week by New York, and Collins is facing a four-game NFL drug suspension.
Last night, Collins let a Curtis Painter pass slip through his hands late in regulation, which could have put Big Blue in range for a game-winning field goal.
Scott was waived with an injury settlement.