Rich Seubert, a veteran guard who suffered a serious knee injury at the end of the 2010-2011 season, has been informed he is being released by the New York Giants, according to a variety of reports on Twitter.
Seubert, 31, played exceptionally well for the Giants last season at both guard and at center, filling in there after starter Shaun O'Hara and backup Adam Koets were lost to injuries.
The Giants are $6.1 million over the salary cap, however, and releasing Seubert could save them as much as $2.25 million.
Seubert spent nine years with the Giants, resurrecting his promising career after suffering a gruesome leg injury in 2003 and missing nearly two seasons.
Inside Football's Pat Traina summed up the reaction to the news this way:
Really sad to hear about Richie Seubert. It's a business; I realize that. but this guy gave everything he had and was a true throwback.
The release of Seubert puts a damper on what has been a hectic, and euphoric day for the Giants that has seen them ink a pair of highly sought-after undrafted free agents in Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich and Pittsburgh fullback Henry Hynoski.
The Giants reportedly felt Seubert would not be able to pass a physical soon, and with their salary cap situation simply could not retain the veteran lineman.