It came as no shock to many when it was announced on Friday that the New York Giants had allowed veteran cornerback Corey Webster's contract to void, which will save the team $1 million in cap space for 2014.
With the voiding of Webster's deal, it will all but end his tenure with the team, which started out when Webster was taken in the second-round of the 2005 NFL Draft and helped the team win two Super Bowls in his time with the Giants. However, while a lot of Giants fans were appreciative of Webster's time and efforts with the team, one particular guy wasn't too appreciate of Webster's final season in New York.
Former Giants linebacker and current radio broadcaster Carl Banks took to Twitter on Friday and once the news broke of the team parting ways with Webster, decided to tear into Webster and felt that the 31-year-old quit on the team in 2013.
Carl Banks (@CarlBanksGIII) February 8, 2014
@Patricia_Traina yes but what Webster did goes beyond the pale. He wouldn't practice or play, mystery injuries each week.— Carl Banks (@CarlBanksGIII) February 8, 2014
@Patricia_Traina he had a choice if he thought he was worth more he could've refused at gone elsewhere. Bottom line he quit in his team— Carl Banks (@CarlBanksGIII) February 8, 2014
Webster only appeared in four games for the Giants, his last being in late October against the Philadelphia Eagles back in Week 8 but then never appeared in another game for the rest of the season despite hearing reports of Webster potentially playing and was placed on season-ending injured reserve in mid-December.
Considering Banks is around the team year-round from doing commentary on WFAN with Bob Papa, he has a good grasp on the feel and pulse of the team and his assessment of Webster not coming back to the Giants from his injuries may be legitimate and Webster's not playing could have been a bigger part of the problem in the season; something Banks eluded to back in Week 3 after the team getting shut out 38-0 by the Carolina Panthers when Banks said the team showed no fight and all but quit in the game.
If what Banks said about Webster is true and he really did quit on the team, then his departure came at just the right time where the Giants need to rebound from a disappointing 7-9 campaign last year.
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