EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Super Bowl winner, cancer survivor and NFLPA treasurer Mark Herzlich is among the players who have been released by the New York Giants in getting down to the league’s 53-man roster limit.
Writing on his Instagram account Saturday, the linebacker said goodbye to New York after seven seasons and signed off with #onceagiantalwaysagiant.
The move was made on Herzlich’s 31st birthday. It leaves quarterback Eli Manning and long snapper Zak DeOssie as the remaining players from Super Bowl-winning team after the 2011 season, Herzlich’s rookie season.
The Boston College product beat the odds to make the NFL as an undrafted free agent. He missed the entire 2009 college season after being diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. He returned in 2010 and made the Giants the following season.
“Excellence is the result of CARING more than others think is wise; RISKING more than others think is safe. DREAMING more than others think is practical and EXPECTING more than others think is possible,” Herzlich wrote in saying goodbye.
Herzlich played in 88 regular-season games with the Giants, making 17 starts and excelling on special teams. He was on injured reserve last season with a stinger.
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