Giants charade with Isaiah Wilson ends with inexplicable, predictable exit – The Denver Post

The Giants removed offensive goaltender Isaiah Wilson from their practice squad on Tuesday, ending a ridiculous charade.

An organization infamous for rightly cutting off players in the name of “culture” signed Wilson on September 30 despite rampant problems off the pitch that included arrests, drugs and a documented lack of commitment to football.

A source told the Daily News when Wilson signed: “He’s not engaged in the game. He doesn’t like football.

Three months later, before training last Thursday, offensive line coach Rob Sale said Wilson had been unprofessional or unreliable.

“Next question,” Sale said when asked how Wilson had behaved. “Be reliable.”

Joe Judge’s conception is to create a program of players who love football. It never explained why he agreed to sign and employ a player who doesn’t like or engage in the game.

GM Dave Gettleman’s failure to build a competent offensive line in four years undoubtedly prompted the Giants to seek emergency solutions and likely led to this compromise.

But it was never worth the risk because of the new culture Judge has built.

ESPN reported Tuesday that Wilson “regularly falls asleep at meetings.” And he stayed here for three months? What are other players supposed to think?

The Giants put an inaccurate weight (330 pounds) for Wilson on their official roster, even though he showed up out of form and never entered it. But the worst of Wilson’s three months with the Giants has been the club’s unacceptable lack of transparency.

The Giants never made Wilson available to the media. Not once.

He was called upon constantly, daily most weeks, and never had a forum to tell his own side of the story, to reflect on his unreliable habits that earned him the 2020 first-round pick by the Titans and the Dolphins, to explain why this time would be different.

Miami traded it in the spring and cut it in three days. Three days!

Many players on the Giants’ practice squad have done interviews this season, from Brian Lewerke to Pharoh Cooper to David Sills and Benardrick McKinney. If the team didn’t trust Wilson in front of a microphone for five minutes, why did they trust him to do anything else?

The NFL protected the Giants late in the season, saying media rules focus on active roster players and not players on the practice squad, and sent the decision back to the club.

The league conveniently ignored that Wilson had already been elevated to the active roster and in uniform on the sidelines in Philadelphia on Boxing Day (his only time as a Giant).

Public relations overlords aside, cutting Wilson was necessary and overdue. Several sources say Wilson is not malicious, but he is generally unreliable. Hopefully, Wilson personally finds what he is looking for and needs.

But if Judge was to continue to strengthen the foundation he built, he had to start cleaning his house of the guys out of place. Wilson should only be the start.

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The Giants also cut tight end Chris Myarick, who caught Daniel Jones’ last touchdown pass of the season in their last victory on Nov. 28 against the Eagles. Myarick, 26, has appeared in eight games this season, starting three, and had three catches for 17 yards and that score. He suffered a hip injury in last Sunday’s loss to Chicago before being released on Tuesday … Offensive tackle Matt Peart, who is in the injured reserve, has been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list … The Giants have protected four players on their practice squad: LB Omari Cobb, DB Natrell Jamerson, QB Brian Lewerke and DT David Moa. Lewerke is expected to dress as Jake Fromm’s replacement in Sunday’s final against Washington at MetLife Stadium.

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