Bradshaw, who recently underwent a procedure to replace the screws in his injured foot, rushed for 1,050 yards in 14 games last season and is now set to become a free agent.
In his absence, rookie first-rounder David Wilson stepped up to the place, emerging as the Giants' most lethal weapon in their final games.
Wilson accounted for 247 yards and five total touchdowns in the final four contests, while Bradshaw rushed for fewer than 40 yards twice in the final three. Bradshaw eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark just four times.
The release of Bradshaw overshadowed another cap-saving move in the form of releasing veteran DT Chris Canty.
Canty recorded three sacks and 20 tackles in nine games with the Giants last season after starting every game in each of the previous two. The vet was due $6 million in salary for the '13 season.
Bradshaw and Canty are the latest in a wave of cuts made by the Giants. Yesterday the team released veteran linebacker Michael Boley.
Reports indicate more are on their way.
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