The Giants cut Core (Achilles) on Monday, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports. Core's departure will clear up $2 million in cap space for New York next season. The special-teams ace and depth wideout suffered a torn Achilles' tendon during practice last August, from which he's still recovering as the move was designated as a failed physical, per Paul Schwartz of the New York Post.
The Giants placed Core (Achilles) on injured reserve Wednesday. Core's move to IR comes as no surprise after reports surfaced earlier in the day indicating that he suffered a torn Achilles' tendon during Tuesday's practice. With surgery likely on tap for Core, he'll presumably miss the entire 2020 season while rehabbing the injury. He'll remain under contract with the Giants through 2021 after inking a two-year deal with the club back in March.
Core is believed to have suffered a torn Achilles' tendon during Tuesday's practice, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. After signing a two-year contract this offseason, Core was expected to be a factor on the Giants' special-teams units while also offering depth at wide receiver. His anticipated absence gives Corey Coleman a better shot at claiming the No. 4 receiver job in New York.
The Giants and Core agreed to terms on a contract Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. The special teams ace suited up for 283 snaps last year, hauling in just three passes for 28 yards across 16 games. Core will return to an organization with a new head coach but the same special-teams coach, meaning he'll likely fill a role with limited offensive utility once again.
Core secured three of five targets for 28 yards across 16 contests in 2019. Core did most of his damage on special teams in 2019, per usual. Coming off the final year of his rookie contract, it remains to be seen if the Giants will opt to bring Core back for 2020.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/16||@Washington Football Team||5||19.35|
|4||10/03||@New Orleans Saints||16||22.00|
|6||10/17||Los Angeles Rams||1||16.67|
|8||11/01||@Kansas City Chiefs||2||18.47|
|9||11/07||Las Vegas Raiders||23||24.25|
|11||11/22||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||19||23.50|
|14||12/12||@Los Angeles Chargers||7||20.25|
|18||01/09||Washington Football Team||5||19.35|
|3 Year Avg||11||5||63||0||3||12.60||6|