Last week saw the New York Giants part ways with three high profile veterans in their efforts to not only become cap compliant, but to harvest resources for signing their own pending free agents. Having already said farewell to linebacker Michael Boley, running back Ahmad Bradshaw, and defensive tackle Chris Canty, the Giants have already saved themselves over $10 million against the salary cap for the 2013 season.
However, they almost certainly are not done yet, and whether that comes through contract restructures, extensions, or more releases remains to be seen. Either way, there are some prime candidates on the chopping block that the Giants may be better off saying farewell to because their salary does not match their on-field production.
With some key free agents of their own, such as LT Will Beatty, TE Martellus Bennett, LG Kevin Boothe, RT Sean Locklear, and LBs Chase Blackburn and Keith Rivers, the Giants have some decisions to make. See the list for the top five candidates most likely to be cut over the next few weeks, taking into consideration their level of play, the depth at their position, their salary, and the salary cap savings the team would gain from their release.