The New York Giants are reportedly set to part ways with running back Jonathan Stewart.
Signing a two-year deal with the Giants during the 2018 offseason, there was a team option for the second year. With the Giants opting to not pick up the option, they will save about $2.5 million in salary cap space, per Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.
This move was to be expected by the Giants. With Stewart’s age, injury and the team’s need for salary cap space, Big Blue is parting ways with the veteran.
Stewart was brought in last March in an effort to add depth and experience to the Giants’ backfield. He couldn’t stay healthy and therefore was a swing and a miss by general manager Dave Gettleman.
The running back room now consists of Saquon Barkley, Wayne Gallman, Elijah Penny, Paul Perkins and Robert Martin.