Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 8/31/12

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.

For the Giants, this means that Andre Brown and Da'Rel Scott have most likely made the 53-man roster. Brown, in particular, looked explosive on most of his runs this preseason. He's young possesses good speed, and has the ability to hit the hole hard. Scott is a great complement to Brown, because his elite speed makes him a threat every time he steps on the field. These two youngtsers are going to be relied upon to backup Ahmad Bradshaw and David Wilson as the team attempts to improve its rushing attack in 2012.

All things considered, D.J. Ware found his role within the offense and was successful at executing it for several years. Although his Giants career is over, do not be surprised to see him elsewhere in the NFL in 2012.

Photo Credit: Mike Gannon

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