What do you call a wide receiver who can’t catch? An ex-Giant.
Preston Parker, plagued by a miserable bout of the drops through two weeks, was released Tuesday by the Giants.
With Victor Cruz sidelined by a calf injury, Parker was the de facto No. 3 wideout on the roster, but had a whopping five combined dropped passes in season-opening losses to the Cowboys and Falcons. The Giants curiously chose to keep Parker on the roster over James Jones before the season. Jones was last seen burning Richard Sherman for a 29-yard touchdown in the Packers’ 27-17 Sunday night win over the Seahawks.
Cruz is nearing his return, but is not expected to be available for Thursday night’s quick-turnaround game against the Redskins. Special teams ace Dwayne Harris and rookie Geremy Davis are the options to take Parker’s snaps alongside Odell Beckham Jr. and Rueben Randle.
NYG WR Preston Parker - Week 3, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 3 at Washington
After dropping five passes through two weeks, Preston Parker was released from the team this week. It’s unlikely he’ll become fantasy relevant, even if he’s picked up elsewhere, and he should remain on waivers.