New York Giants release TE Scott Simonson to start free agency

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New York Giants, Scott Simonson, Rhett Ellison
Oct 7, 2018; Charlotte, NC, USA; New York Giants tight end Rhett Ellison (85) celebrates with tight end Scott Simonson (82) after scoring a touchdown as Carolina Panthers defensive back Eric Reid (25) looks on in the fourth quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

While the New York Giants sit happily with $61 million in cap space, a bevy of cuts will ensue in the coming days to open up more space. An anticipated $80-85 million in available salary will put the Giants in a good place this free agency period, allowing them to pursue some of the best talents on the market.

To start free agency, Big Blue released tight end, Scott Simonson, who was more of a reserve option in recent seasons. After suffering a high ankle sprain during pre-season play in 2019, he failed to make an impact on the season, resulting in his departure.

The Giants will save just $331K in cap space by releasing him.