The New York Giants have announced today that they have released veteran linebacker Michael Boley. The eight year veteran has spent the last four seasons with the Giants after beginning his career with the Atlanta Falcons. He was instrumental in helping the Giants reach Super Bowl XLVI, a game in which he led the team in tackles.
But Boley was slowed by injury this past season, despite recording an interception in each of the team’s first three games. He saw his snap count drastically reduced in the last two games of the season as the Giants missed the playoffs.
According to ESPN New York writer Ohm Youngmisuk, Boley was scheduled to make $4.25 million in base salary next season, which was certainly a prime reason for the team parting ways with him. Boley, who will turn 31 next season, still has a lot left in the tank, but perhaps it was not enough to justify the salary cap hit.
With Michael Boley now out of the picture and other key players scheduled to hit free agency, what might the Giants’ linebacking unit look like next season? Here is a list of options.
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