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Five Questions Concerning Giants' Release of Cornerback James Bradberry

In the end, they really had no choice after all their options dried up.

There wasn't going to be a contract extension or a pay cut. A trade market never materialized. And the New York Giants, wary of creating more financial problems for themselves down the line, quickly learned that money doesn't go on trees and that they had no choice but to terminate cornerback James Bradberry's contract.

And so it goes. Bradberry, who signed a three-year, $45 million deal in the 2020 off-season and then had his first Pro Bowl season, became too expensive for the severely cap-strapped Giants to carry this season. Thus he is now an ex-Giant who, despite now having a trade market develop for him, is expected to land on his feet quickly.

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