Giants to Release Wide Receiver Kenny Golladay

Well, that’s all she wrote on the Kenny Golladay era in the Big Apple. According to Adam Schefter, the Giants plan to release Golladay when the new league year opens on March 15.

Golladay, 29, was set to count $21.4 million against the cap. However, he still is guaranteed $4.5 million from the Giants this season. By waiting until March 15, the Giants will save $6.7 million against their salary cap.

Kenny Golladay signed a four-year, $72 million deal in the 2021 offseason with the Giants. But his time in New York has been marked by injuries and inconsistency. Golladay was healthy and out of the Giants’ receiver rotation by the end of the season in 2022. Golladay finished his career in New York with 43 catches, 602 yards and one touchdown.

The 29-year-old wide receiver will join a thin wide receiver class when the release becomes official in a couple of weeks. Golladay could be an intriguing by-low candidate this spring, with his stock at an all-time low.

Golladay spent his first four seasons with the Detroit Lions, racking up 1,000 yards twice, including in 2019, when he had career highs with 1,190 yards and 11 touchdowns to earn the only Pro Bowl selection of his career.

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