Feb 12, 2007

Giants release 3 starters

Lavar Arrington, Luke Petitgout and Carlos Emmons were all released today. I totally agree with the Emmons release, but why Arrington and Petitgout? Lavar was just starting to excel when he got injured, and it wasn't his normal knee problem, it was a torn Achilles tendon, basically a freak injury. And Petitgout was maybe the best offensive lineman the Giants had.

It will save some money under the salary cap, but it creates holes on the O-line and OLB. I suppose (and hope) and Giants think highly of Gerris Wilkinson, Reggie Torbor and Guy Whimper. Will David Diehl be moved permanently to LT, with Rich Seubert at LG?

This creates so many questions going into the off-season. Who will the Jints draft? OL, LB, CB? What about free agents? Clements, Samuel, Briggs, Thomas, June?

New GM Jerry Reese has certainly opened my eyes with his first big move. It'll be interesting to watch what else he does.

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