Originally written on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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It’s been a long time coming. The New York Giants trimmed their roster to 53 on Saturday and among those cut from the roster was wide receiver, Ramses Barden. Barden was entering his fifth year with the New York Giants before he was cut on Saturday. Barden responded to being cut by tweeting the following:   Barden was drafted in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the New York Giants who were looking for a tall receiver to be the next Plaxico Burress. While Barden never saw himself as the next Plaxico, the Giants saw Barden’s output during his time at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Totaling 4,203 receiving yards for 50 touchdowns in his collegiate career, Barden didn’t see much playing time in his years with the Giants, but is it his shortcomings as he said? In 2009, the Giants had picked up Hakeem Nicks with their first round pick in the draft and backing up Nicks was Mario Manningham, Steve Smith, and Domenik Hixon. Barden only caught one pass in 2009. In 2010, Barden only caught five passes behind Nicks, Manningham, and Smith. In 2011, when the Giants won the Super Bowl, the emergence of Victor Cruz left Barden out of the wide receiver mix once again. In 2012, the Giants drafted Rueben Randle, thus leaving Barden out of the mix once again. Entering 2013, Randle kept improving, Louis Murphy shined during preseason, and with no improvement from Barden, his time was up. In essence, Barden had some heavy competition, but the opportunity was there. Nicks has never played a full season. Manningham and Smith both left the Giants. Cruz missed the 2010 season and made the cut once again in 2011. Randle was a rookie wide receiver in 2012, so the number three slot was never solidified. The fact that Barden was kept for such a long time shows how much the Giants looked at him as a steal in the 2009 NFL draft. The Giants waited, and waited, and waited for Barden to seize the opportunity to break out and entering his fifth season, the Giants could wait no longer. (Photo credit: Grant Halverson/Getty Images North America) In 2012, rumors were starting around Barden being cut from the team. Wide receiver prospect David Douglas was making noise during the offseason and was rumored to take Barden’s spot on the team. Obviously, Barden made the team and Douglas was a part of the Giants practice squad, but if last year was any indication of where Barden stood as a part of the Giants future plans, Barden needed to do some big things this offseason and he didm’t. Now no longer with the team he has been with his entire NFL career, Barden realized this is on him and realized he needs to do more. While it is too late for the Giants, it maybe a good opportunity for a team who is desperately looking for offensive weapons like the Giants evil cousin, the New York Jets. The San Diego Chargers and the Jacksonville Jaguars could be other possibilities for Barden. Barden said it best himself. He is responsible for his shortcomings regardless of the talent the Giants possessed at the wide receiver position. I wish him the best on all his future endeavors. Related Articles New York Giants: Are the Giants WRs the best in the NFL? New York Giants: Time to step up, Rueben Randle
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