Dave Gettleman continued his overhaul of the New York Giants' running back room by jettisoning Paul Perkins on Thursday.
The former 2016 fifth-round pick entered this past season with some hype after a promising rookie year, but injuries limited him to just 11 games, and poor play (2.2 yards per carry) made him expendable when Gettleman decided the position needed change. In the end, Perkins was waived with an injury designation.
In keeping flashy rookie Wayne Gallman on board, there clearly became no room for Perkins, who recently underwent surgery on an injured pectoral muscle, and Gettleman and the team announced they waived Ben McAdoo's former starting tailback on Thursday afternoon.
Here are other free agency notes we're tracking:
- The Dallas Cowboys could be close to bringing back defensive lineman Terrell McClain, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The big DT had a visit with Dallas this week and "contract talks are escalating," Rapoport reported. McClain started 15 games for the Cowboys in 2016 before heading to the Redskins in free agency last season.
- The Oakland Raiders released quarterback Josh Johnson. Johnson has played in 29 games (five starts) over his 10-year career.