Will Beatty and Geoff Schwartz released

Posted Feb 10, 2016

The Giants have announced roster moves, including the release of Will Beatty and Geoff Schwartz

The Giants’ today commenced their offseason roster restructuring with the release of veteran offensive linemen Will Beatty and Geoff Schwartz.

Beatty joined the Giants as a second-round draft choice in 2009. From his rookie season through 2014, he played in 82 regular-season games with 63 starts – four at right tackle in 2009, one as an extra lineman/tight end/eligible receiver in 2012, and 58 at left tackle from 2010-14 (including 46 consecutive starts).

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.