The New York Giants quickly moved on from tight end/wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and decided to release him before he could even finish a full practice with the team.
Benjamin spoke with Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com and completely ripped into Giants’ head coach Joe Judge.
“It was just like they were trying to sabotage me to get me out of there,” Benjamin told Rosenblatt.
Benjamin went on to say his time with the Giants was “a hoax” and that Judge will never win a Super Bowl.
“I just felt like from Day 1, once I stepped on the field, once I put on the colors, he never liked me,” Benjamin said. “He didn’t even want me there.”
Now there is a chance that Judge didn’t want Benjamin and that he was only with the team because of general manager Dave Gettleman, who drafted him when he was with the Carolina Panthers.
“I don’t want to bash anyone, but I just felt like Joe has had it out to get me since I walked into that team building,” Benjamin said. “It never felt right. The guy never even had a conversation with me until the day they signed me.”
It sounds like Judge wasn’t crazy about Benjamin’s weight, which has been an issue during his career.
Judge “was like: We’re gonna fine you for being 17 pounds overweight. I was like: How are you going to do that?” Benjamin said. “I said: So you want me to be a smaller tight end than when I played wide receiver. He had nothing to say. He quieted down.”
Benjamin did pass the tight end conditioning test on Tuesday so he thought he was fine.
“He didn’t even talk to me [Tuesday],” Benjamin said. “The day before practice, he didn’t bring all of this up. I just felt like the dude didn’t like me. Mr. Gettleman knew exactly what went down. Everybody in the building was telling me I looked great. I was feeling good. It’s crazy how they twisting the narrative about everything like it’s a joke. They make it seem like we don’t even matter. That’s the thing about humanity, man.”
Like I said above there is a good chance that Judge didn’t want Benjamin on the roster and honestly it would have been a surprise if he even made their final 53-man roster.
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