One player was a long time New York Giants' mainstay, while the other was simply a one-year rental, but according to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, the Giants have voided the 2014 contracts of cornerback Corey Webster and tight end Brandon Myers.
Schwartz wrote yesterday, "In a move of little surprise, the Giants on Friday parted ways with two players who had perhaps the most disappointing 2013 seasons of all — tight end Brandon Myers and cornerback Corey Webster — when their contracts were automatically voided."
Officially there was nothing reported by the team on the players' contract situations on the Giants' website, Giants.com, or Twitter, however.
Webster was a second round draft pick of New York in the 2005 NFL draft, he was a part of the two recent Giants' championships in Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI. Meanwhile, Myers was signed as a free agent who played for the Oakland Raiders in 2012. He was brought in to replace incumbent Martellus Bennett at tight end, but struggled through a disappointing campaign.
"Myers, who caught 79 passes for 806 yards and four touchdowns in 2012 for a bad Raiders team, never became that reliable target for Manning, who loves to throw to his tight ends," Schwartz penned yesterday.
Myers only had 47 catches for 522 receiving yards and four touchdown catches as he exemplified the offensive struggles the team had this past season.
Trumaine McBride took over for the injury plagued Webster last season, but McBride is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent, unless he re-signs with the Giants before March 11th. Bear Pascoe, Larry Donnell and Adrien Robinson are other tight ends on Big Blue's roster. But Pascoe is also a free agent and not a true receiving threat, while Robinson and Donnell have little experience.
Also, the team recently signed ex-Patriots tight end Daniel Fells to a reserve/futures deal to compete at the position this off season.
The G-men could opt to select a tight end like Eric Ebron of North Carolina or Jace Amaro of Texas Tech in the upcoming college draft, but it is probably not likely as the team has a plethora of roster needs.