For running back Kregg Lumpkin and defensive back Justin Tryon, their tenure with the New York Giants is up. The team has informed the agents of each player that they will not be re-signed, and to begin shopping them around in preparation for free agency.
Lumpkin was originally signed by the Giants prior to their week 13 game against the Washington Redskins, and was expected to come in and contribute on special teams and as a third down back. He beat out Ryan Torain for the minimum available carries, and gained 42 yards in his five games with Big Blue.
Tryon, meanwhile, signed with the Giants in October of 2011 and appeared in three games before breaking his arm in a game against the Miami Dolphins. However, that broken arm may forever define Tryon as one of the toughest SOB's alive as he played through the pain for 2 1/2 quarters, and made a game-saving tackle of Reggie Bush before finally being taken to the locker-room.
In 2012, the legend of Tryon faded away as the young corner struggled from the onset. And although he would play in all 16 games, he recorded only 17 tackles (mostly on special teams) and failed to record a single interception.
Both will officially become unrestricted free agents on Monday, and are free to negotiate with any team.
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