An important offseason for the Giants now appears to be in motion.
Tate was to make $8.5 million and count $11 million against the salary cap in 2021. The Giants also cut veteran linebacker David Mayo on Wednesday, a source told ESPN, confirming an NFL Network report. Mayo underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee last August but returned and played in 11 games this past season.
The Giants running game finished 19th in average rushing yards per game (110.5 yards/game) last year. That's slightly better than what they averaged in 2019 (105.3 yard/game) and in 2018, Barkley's rookie season (103.1 yards/game). You can look at these rankings and averages in one of two ways.