Golden Tate didn’t get enough snaps to warrant his contract in 2020
The New York Giants have some tough decisions to make this coming offseason. They only have just under $10 million in cap space, so they will need to create more by releasing some veterans that aren’t producing like they need.
Here are some guys that the Giants should consider releasing.
RG Kevin Zeitler
The Giants showed in 2020 that they’re committed to their young group of offensive lineman, which is why Zeitler was rotated in and out of games. He’s not the player that they traded for a couple of years ago and it’s time to dump his salary. It would save them $12 million against the cap and they would only have $2 .5 million of dead money.
WR Golden Tate
Tate’s playing time dwindled as the season went on. Like their offensive line, he was losing time to younger players like rookie Austin Mack.
Tate just isn’t the player he once was and the Giants would save $6.1 million if they cut him. They would have to eat $4.7 million dead cap space though.
OT Nate Solder
Let’s be honest, Solder never panned out after he was signed as a free agent. He opted out this season due to COVID-19, which I totally understand. But he did question whether he would continue playing next season during a recent interview.
The Giants have a good young right tackle in Matt Peart that they can move on with while dumping Solder’s huge salary. The problem is that they would only save $6 million and have to deal with $10.5 million in dead money for 2021.
LG Will Hernandez
Like Zeitler, Hernandez saw his playing time go down quite a bit. He actually didn’t even play in week 17. There is no sense in keeping him. It would save the Giants $1.4 million and create $874,680 in dead money.
TE Levine Toilolo
I thougght Toilolo played well, but the Giants could either sign someone for a cheaper rate or draft a young tight end in the sixth or seventh round to have a third stringer. Cutting him would save $2.9 million with no dead money.