Giants waive Tae Crowder two weeks after 'free me' tweet

Two weeks after Crowder, who was troubled by his playing time, tweeted, 'Set me free,' the New York Giants obliged.

The Giants announced Tuesday that Crowder had been waived. The former Mr. Irrelevant was a healthy scratch in Week 15

 against the Washington Commanders, replaced by the duo of Tony Jefferson and Landon Collins.

In 41 career games (31 starts) for the Giants, Crowder recorded 232 tackles (124 solo, nine for a loss), six QB hits, 2.0 sacks, eight passes defensed and two interceptions.

The Giants' interior linebackers haven't played particularly well this season, including Jaylon Smith

 and rookie Micah McFadden, which has opened the door for both Jefferson and Collins.

The safeties performed well in that role on Sunday and the expectation is that Collins will be signed from the practice squad to the active roster.

Crowder, meanwhile, is subject to an exemption system. If he is cleared, he would become an unrestricted free agent capable of signing with any team.


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