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How Giants cleared path to cut Eli Apple by suspending him

How Giants cleared path to cut Eli Apple by suspending him

Apparently, Collins met with Apple and Giants interim coach Steve Spagnuolo on Wednesday morning and offered a mea culpa of sorts for how this played out.

"We have suspended Eli for a pattern of behaviour that is conduct detrimental to the team", Abrams said in a statement on the Giants' official website.

Having been suspended for repeated conduct detrimental to the team, NY now have a chance to void the guaranteed money on Apple's contract and potentially part ways with him without fear of eating a large chunk of dead cap.

Collins ripped into Apple during a radio interview with 98.7 ESPN New York on Tuesday. saying there's one major problem in the Giants' secondary. and that's Eli Apple. He's been publicly called a locker-room "cancer" by teammate Landon Collins, who later apologized for his radio comments about Apple needing to "grow up".

A day later, Collins apologized. They play hard. They love what they do. Mathews, who joined the team's practice squad on December 6, has yet to play in an National Football League regular-season game.

"The way the practices went last week, we felt that the two guys that we played practiced better with the group and that's why we went in that direction", Spagnuolo said.

Collins went on to say, That first pick.

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And the criticism has continued this year, with Apple "critiqued more vociferously than any other player" in a film session after the Giants' Nov. 12 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, and with him "almost walking out on the team" and getting benched as a result.

The former Alabama standout told NJ Advance Media earlier this month that he and Apple have had sitdowns over the cornerback's struggles.

Collins' run of 47 consecutive starts will end on Sunday, with second-year pro Andrew Adams expected to start in the season finale versus the visiting Washington Redskins (7-8).

Apple joined the Giants as the 10 selection in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Apple appeared in 11 games with NY this season, making seven starts.

Apple's lack of effort was also reportedly put on display in front of the whole team by ex-head coach Ben McAdoo following a loss to the 49ers in Week 10, which led him to almost walking out of the team facility.