Giants release Nos. 90-81 on top 100 players list

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Several Super Bowl champions are in this group

The New York Giants are counting down the top 100 players in franchise history as part of their 100th season celebration. Nos. 90-81 were released Thursday, a group including several Super Bowl champions, a cornerback who should have skipped trying to be a kickoff returner, and a trio of pre-Super Bowl era players you might not know a lot about.

The list so far

No. 100: G Rich Seubert
No. 99: OL Brad Benson
No. 98: RB Eddie Price — Price is the last Giants player to lead the league in rushing yards, which he did in 1951
No 97: WR Hakeem Nicks
No. 96: DB Willie Williams — Led the NFL in interceptions in 1968 with 10, the last time a Giants player has had double-digit interceptions in a season.
No. 95: RB Saquon Barkley — How high on this list could Barkley have risen if a) he stayed with the team b) he stayed healthy and c) the Giants had won while he was with the team?
No. 94: NT Erik Howard
No. 93: S Terry Kinard
No. 92: G Darrell Dess — A Pro Bowl guard for the Giants in 1962 and 1963. The 1963 team scored 32.0 points per game, a franchise record.
No. 91: PK Lawrence Tynes


No. 90: TE Aaron Thomas — Played for the Giants from 1962-1970. Still holds the franchise record for receiving touchdowns by a tight end with 35.
No. 89: CB Jason Sehorn
No. 88: TE Howard Cross
No. 87: CB Corey Webster
No. 86: DB Erich Barnes — Played in the NFL for 14 seasons, and for the Giants from 1961-64. He was first All-Pro in 1961 and second-team in 1962 and 1964.
No. 85: RB/KR David Meggett
No. 84: RB Ahmad Bradshaw
No. 83: QB Kerry Collins
No. 82: OT Kareem McKenzie
No. 81: LT Frank Cope — A member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team in the 1930s. Cope made the Pro Bowl in 1939 and 1940, per the Giants website. He was a first-team All-Pro in 1945. Cope joined Mel Hein, Alphonse “Tuffy” Leemans, and Ken Strong as Giants who made the 1930s All-Decade Team. He is the only one from that group of Giants who has not been enshrined into the Hall of Fame.

Check the Giants’ official website for more on all of these players.

[The “Top 100 Players” Committee: Bob Papa (Chair), Pete Abitante, Ernie Accorsi, Judy Battista, John Berti, Linda Cohn, Vinny DiTrani, Bob Glauber, Joe Horrigan, Jay Horwitz, Peter King, Gary Myers, Paul Schwartz, George Willis]

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Title: Giants release Nos. 90-81 on top 100 players list
Author: Ed Valentine

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