Unlike running back Ahmad Bradshaw, who sees a potential return to the New York Giants down the line, defensive tackle Chris Canty realizes his playing days in the Big Apple are over. And although that is the nature of the business – something Canty understands – being released was still quite a bit of a shock to him. The veteran says he didn't see it coming, fully expected to be a part of the Giants in 2013, and feels "disappointed" things didn't work out.
"I was a little bit disappointed, I’m going to use that word, in what took place," Canty said on ESPN Radio. "It’s a business and you have to look at it like that, you have to recognize it as such, and you have to move forward. … It’s disappointing, but after the season that we had as a football team, there were some tough decisions that had to be made."
Canty also acknowledged that money is the primary reason he's no longer a member of the Giants, but doesn't anticipate that it's something that can be rectified or agreed upon. As such, he says of a return to Big Blue: "I don't see that in the near future."
Although he may not see a return to the Giants, he can see potentially playing against the Giants … and that's a unique opportunity Canty says he's looking forward to.
"It’s a tremendous organization. Obviously, I want them and this organization to do well. I wish everybody here the best," Canty told ESPN on Wednesday. "That being said, I would love the opportunity to compete against the Giants."
In four seasons with the Giants, Canty missed a total of 15 games after not missing one his entire football career leading up to 2009. In total, he collected 124 tackles, nine sacks and one very important ring as a member of the New York Football Giants.
More than just a player, the New York/New Jersey area is losing a great human being. Canty was always very friendly with the fans, and spent the vast majority of his free time working with local charities.
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