The New York Giants have cut running back Ahmad Bradshaw and defensive tackle Chris Canty as part of their continued efforts to get under the NFL's salary cap.
Releasing Bradshaw provides $3.75 million (his 2013 salary) in cap space. Foot issues the past two seasons have slowed Bradshaw, 26, and also might have hastened the team's decision to part ways with him.
Bradshaw's departure clears the way for David Wilson, the Giants' 2012 first-round draft pick, to be the starter.
"I saw it coming because of the money," Bradshaw told ESPN. "Everything is about money, I guess, so yes I was expecting it. I'm not discouraged at all. I'm just looking towards getting healthy and working with somebody else. That is all I can do. The Giants fans will always be remembered and always be loved."
In Bradshaw's six seasons with the Giants, Bradshaw rushed for 4,125 yards on 921 carries and averaged 4.6 yards. He ran for 908 yards on 205 carries in 2012.
Canty's base salary next season was to be $6.25 million.