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Ramses Barden: Drafted as an experimental project out of Cal Poly in 2009, the 6’6” receiver may have overstayed his welcome in New York. He had an impressive game against the Carolina Panthers in Week 3, but one good game in four seasons won’t be enough for the Giants to keep him around.
Travis Beckum: He was supposed to be a matchup nightmare, but Beckum’s production over the past four seasons has been the real nightmare. Now that Beckum has a torn ACL on his résumé, his future with the Giants is looking pretty bleak.
Rocky Bernard: The massive defensive tackle has served honorably for New York’s defensive front since 2009, but it might be time for Bernard and the Giants to part ways. Bernard will be 34 years old next season; it’s time for him to consider retirement after a solid 11-year career.
Chase Blackburn: The Giants tried to shake Blackburn two offseasons ago, but the determined linebacker found his way back onto the squad. He won the starting job heading into the 2012 season, but he won’t be as lucky next summer. With younger, more athletic prospects behind him, this should be Blackburn’s last season as a Giant.
Andre Brown: After spending years bouncing around from team to team, everyone now knows that Brown can be an effective NFL running back. New York will probably allow some team to make a move for him, as the Giants already have Ahmad Bradshaw and David Wilson cemented in the backfield.
Michael Coe: He may have blazing speed, but Coe has been nearly worthless in coverage this season. The cornerback may have better luck with another squad, as the Giants will likely cut their dead weight, allowing Coe to walk when he becomes a free agent.
Jim Cordle: The backup center is of little worth to the Giants; an undrafted free agent could easily fulfill his role next year. Cordle has never been called up to play a major part, making his chances of being re-signed that much slimmer.
Domenik Hixon: The hard-working receiver fought back from consecutive ACL tears to become the team’s third wideout this season. But with so many promising young options at receiver, it’s difficult to justify re-signing a veteran like Hixon. He has reliable hands, though, and should be able to continue his career with one of the league’s 31 other teams.
Kenny Phillips: The currently injured safety has been one of the Giants’ best defensive players since he was drafted in 2008, but the team will probably have trouble retaining him once he hits free agency.
Teams are well aware of Phillips' ability, and he should garner lucrative contract offers in 2013. If Phillips walks, it will be because New York can’t afford his price tag.
Adrian Tracy: The hybrid linebacker/defensive end never could find his niche in the Giants’ defense, as Tracy’s size, collegiate background and injury history have severely limited his production with in New York. It wouldn’t be surprising if the Giants took another defensive end in next year’s draft, and if that’s the case, Tracy will certainly be on his way out.
Justin Tryon: The lackluster cornerback is a strong contributor on the special teams coverage units, but that won’t be enough to save Tryon’s job with the Giants. New York can easily replace his production with any athletic, young player they have on the roster next season.
Osi Umenyiora: The often-disgruntled defensive end is in his 10th and (probably) final year with the Giants. The fans will miss him, but Umenyiora will be happy at last, chasing down big money during the 2013 offseason.