The New York Giants have released defensive end Damontre Moore for violating team rules.
According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, Moore was waived because he and teammate Cullen Jenkins fought before Friday’s practice over not getting free Beats by Dre headphones like other players.
A third round pick of the Giants in 2013 out of Texas A&M, Moore totaled 8 1/2 sacks and 66 total tackles in his two-plus seasons with the team.
He was benched in late October by coach Tom Coughlin for a roughing the passer penalty on Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford, which was seen as the turning point in the team’s 27–7 loss. Moore was later fined $20,000 for the hit.
Robert Ayers has been starting in place of Moore ever since the incident.
The Giants (5–7) will meet the Dolphins (5–7) this week on Monday Night Football.
- Kenny Ducey