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Tyree released by Giants

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

Super Bowl XLII hero David Tyree has been released by the New York Giants. The move shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. Tyree didn't play at all in 2008 because of a leg injury and he got passed up by younger, faster wide receivers in this year's training camp.

I think the Giants gave Tyree every opportunity in the world to make this team, but the former sixth-round pick Tyree would've been too much of a luxury roster spot. The club obviously thinks they have younger players who can make up for what Tyree brought on special teams. And don't forget that he was a Pro Bowl player on special teams before he made that famous catch against his helmet.

If you look at the Newark Star-Ledger's report, it looks like Sinorice Moss and Derek Hagan will both make the 53-man roster. That means the Giants are keeping seven wide receivers. That's a pretty large number. I'd be surprised if the Cowboys kept more than five. And there's no way the Eagles keep more than six. Same goes for the Redskins.

The official cuts are due in a little more than an hour. We'll keep you posted.