The Giants are planning to release Jameel McClain, according to Patricia Traina of Nerdy Football (on Twitter).
Despite registering a career-high 75 tackles last season in starting 14 games, McClain is now apparently expendable, with the Giants confident Jon Beason will be ready for the season, per Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News (Twitter link).
The Giants can save $3.1MM by cutting McClain, who was due to make $3.4MM in his eighth season.
Mark Herzlich and Uani Unga are also going to make the 53-man roster, Vacchiano notes.
The 30-year-old McClain served as key insurance for the oft-injured Beason and has started for five seasons now, the previous four with the Ravens from 2010-13 after coming into the league as an undrafted free agent.