Giants Place DL Leonard Williams On NFI List, Cut Eight

The New York Giants announced Sunday that they’ve placed DL Leonard Williams on the non-football injury and WR/KR Da’Mari Scott has opted out of the 2020 season. 

Leonard Williams

The Giants also signed DB Jarren Williams and cut eight players including:

  1. RB Jon Hilliman
  2. LB Chris Peace
  3. S Rashaan Gaulden
  4. CB Shakial Taylor
  5. QB Case Cookus
  6. FB George Aston
  7. LB Oluwole Betiku
  8. LB Dana Levine

Williams, 26, is a former first-round pick of the Jets back in 2015. He was in the final year of a four-year, $18.6 million rookie contract and was set to earn a base salary of $2,975,574 in 2018 when the Jets picked up his fifth-year option last April.

Williams made a base salary of $14.2 million for the 2019 season before the Giants used their franchise tag on him this offseason. The franchise tag will cost the Giants between $16.126-$17.788 million fully guaranteed, depending on whether he’s considered a defensive end or a defensive tackle. 

In 2019, Williams appeared in 15 games for the Giants and Jets and recorded 46 tackles, 0.5 sacks, one forced fumble and three pass defenses. He was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 36 interior defender out of 114 qualifying players. 

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