In perhaps the most surprising roster move of the New York Giants offseason, the team has decided to cut veteran running back D.J. Ware less than a week before week one of the regular season. Ware has been a reliable third-down back for Big Blue throughout the past few seasons, and even seemed to be running with a new ferociousness as the preseason has progressed.
D.J. Ware has been a backup throughout his six-year career. In 2011, he received 46 carries and totaled 163 yards rushing. Perhaps the best play of his season came against the New York Jets, when he received a hand-off on a draw play and scampered for 17 yards, while also taking a late hit out of bounds to set the Giants up for a victory that propelled them into the playoffs.
However, although Ware is an effective blocker, he as proven to be a one-dimensional running back with the ball in his hands. He is decent between the tackles, but he severely lacks the breakaway speed to be a consistent threat in the NFL.