Giants Release Veteran Lineman to Clear $5 Million in Cap Space

The New York Giants signal their intention to be active players in free agency by clearing even more cap room.

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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It's that time of the year. As free agency approaches, teams around the NFL are scrambling to create more cap space to be major players in the open market. The New York Giants are no different.

The New York Giants are releasing veteran guard Mark Glowinski, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. This move will save the Giants $5.7 million for next season's cap.

Giants News: New York Releases G Mark Glowinski

The 31-year-old offensive lineman was brought in during the 2022 offseason and was one of the first signings of Joe Schoen. He had signed a three-year, $18.3 million contract and was entering the final season of his deal.

Glowinski mostly lived up to his contract. He played in 29 games over the last two seasons despite his snap count falling last year. He still received the second-highest PFF grade out of all offensive linemen on the team. Yet, he went in and out of the lineup as the Giants tried to find a solution to their offensive woes.

The Giants already had over $32 million in cap space heading into free agency. This move gives them even more cash to help strengthen the roster in the offseason.

This signals an overhaul of the offensive line in New York. Fellow guards Justin Pugh and Ben Bredeson are also free agents. It is almost a certainty that the Giants will address the position in free agency.

Glowinski, on the other hand, should have some suitors in free agency, as he can still be a solid contributor somewhere else.

New York isn't given much of a chance to be competitive next year. They have the worst odds (+1000) in the NFC East to win their division on FanDuel Sportsbook. They have to nail their free agency decisions to help bolster these odds.

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