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Offensive lineman Zach Fulton retired on Friday — the third Giants player in four days to hang up the cleats. The Post’s Ryan Dunleavy reported from camp on Friday that Giants coach...
Offensive lineman Zach Fulton retired on Friday — the third Giants player in four days to hang up the cleats.
The Post’s Ryan Dunleavy reported from camp on Friday that Giants coach Joe Judge gave a lengthy response to Fulton’s retirement — which Judge said was family and health related.
Fulton joins veteran offensive lineman Joe Looney and linebacker Todd Davis as the Giants players whom recently left football.
Judge said all three player are “good dudes” and welcome back if their football circumstances change.
Tight end Kelvin Benjamin also said he was walking away from football after being released by the Giants last week.
Fulton, 29, signed a one-year deal worth $1.2 million, plus a $137,500 signing bonus with the Giants one week after the Texans released him in March.
Judge noted that Looney and Davis’ decisions to retire were more private and personal.
“I’d say in both these cases, not to speak for the players, but both of them had family situations that they had to attend to, and that was a large part of the decision,” he said.
The trio of retirements leaves the Giants lacking veteran depth on the line.
The Giants entered free agency with a rebuild in mind and went on a $200 million spending spree to re-sign DT Leonard Williams and added WR Kenny Golladay, CB Adoree Jackson, RB Devontae Booker and TE Kyle Rudolph.
This story originally appeared on: NyPost - Author:Jenna Lemoncelli