Even with a recent injury to running back Andre Brown, Torian couldn't make the final cut. The Giants will begin the season with starter David Wilson, Brown, Da'Rel Scott and Michael Scott in their backfield. Torain showed promise in New York's offense, particularly in pass protection, but the injury-prone back couldn't avoid the ax.
Quarterback Curtis Painter (the one-time backup to Peyton Manning in Indianapolis) will be the primary backup to Eli Manning, with rookie Ryan Nassib slated to hold a clipboard as he continues to learn the Giants' offense. Carr had been a valuable asset to the QB room, but the team decided to go younger and cheaper.
The Giants also announced that wide receiver Ramses Barden was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a knee injury. Marvin Austin was the odd man out on the defensive line as the team declined to keep the third-year tackle.