Odighizuwa (suspension) was waived Tuesday by the Giants, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
With Odighizuwa recently being handed a four-game suspension for violating the league's PED policy, his release comes as no surprise. Odighizuwa was seen as a depth option at defensive end for the Giants, who are secure at the position with Olivier Vernon and Jason Pierre-Paul on each end of the line.
Odighizuwa was handed a four-game suspension for violating the league's PED policy, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Odighizuwa will be eligible to return in Week 5 against the Chargers. While his absence certainly weakens the depth at defensive end, the Giants should be in good shape with Olivier Vernon and Jason Pierre-Paul leading the charge.
A little more than two weeks removed from indicating on Twitter that retirement was a possibility, Odighizuwa was among teammates Tuesday, lifting weights as the Giants kicked off a two-week period of strength, conditioning and rehabilitation. Apparently ready to continue his NFL career, he has a difficult path to playing time behind the likes of Jason Pierre-Paul (groin) and Olivier Vernon, hence Odighizuwa's meager share of defensive snaps (15.2 percent) last season.
Odighizuwa (hamstring) suggested on Twitter that he may step away from football for a time, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reports.
A 2015 third-round selection, Odighizuwa has six tackles and nary a sack in 18 career regular-season appearances. If he doesn't take time off from the sport, he'll likely have to fight for a roster spot in training camp.
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