EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants’ today commenced their offseason roster restructuring with the release of veteran offensive linemen Will Beatty and Geoff Schwartz.
But Beatty missed the entire 2015 season. He suffered a torn pectoral muscle during an offseason workout on May 19, underwent surgery, and was placed on the reserve/physically unable to perform list. Beatty returned to practice in October, but tore a rotator cuff, and again had surgery.
Schwartz, a seven-year veteran, joined the Giants as a free agent prior to the 2014 season and played in 13 games in two seasons.
He dislocated his toe in a preseason game against the Jets on Aug. 22, 2014, and was placed on injured reserve/designated for return. Schwartz was activated on Nov. 17 and made his Giants’ debut six days later vs. Dallas. But in his second game, he suffered a season-ending ankle injury at Jacksonville and was placed on injured reserve on Dec. 2.
In 2015, Schwartz started the first 10 games at right guard before moving to left guard at Washington on Nov. 29. Early in the game, he suffered a fractured leg and was placed on injured reserve for the second year in a row.