Dwayne Harris, who signed a five-year, $17.5 million contract with the Giants back in 2015, was cut by the team on Thursday afternoon. The move wasn't a surprise, especially given the number of injuries the 30-year-old has suffered in recent years. And it clears about $2.45 million in salary cap space off the Giants' books.
The move wasn't nearly as big as GM Dave Gettleman's decision to trade Jason Pierre-Paul earlier in the day, even though he was only headed into Year 2 of a four-year, $62 million contract. But it was another example of Gettleman not being afraid to get rid of players who had value to his predecessor, Jerry Reese.