The Giants released LB Michael Boley on Tuesday, the team announced.
“Michael came in and learned our defense quickly and he added speed, coupled with big-play ability, to our defensive unit,” said GM Jerry Reese. “He also played an important role in helping us win Super Bowl XLVI. I wish him well as he moves forward in his career.”
Boley played in every game last season with 11 starts and made 92 tackles, four passes defensed and a career-high three interceptions.
“Michael Boley was brought here as a fast, athletic, versatile linebacker,” head coach Tom Coughlin said. “We recognized his special skills were in coverage. He’s a smart player who made some big plays for us. He was an integral part of our Super Bowl XLVI championship team. Michael played outstanding football down the stretch for us that season.”
From 2009-12, Boley played in 57 games for the Giants. He began his career with Atlanta in 2005, playing in every game for the Falcons from 2005-08.
Boley was reportedly due $4.25 million in 2013, the last year of his contract.