The Giants' decision to cut James Jones looked bad when Jones carved up the Bears' secondary for two touchdowns in the season opener. It looked bad when Jones scored another touchdown against the Seahawks on Sunday night. It looks even worse now.
That's because the Giants decided to cut Preston Parker on Tuesday. Parker is the wide receiver the Giants opted to keep instead of Jones.
After Jones was cut by the Giants, he re-signed with the Packers. In two games with the Packers, Jones has three touchdowns, which is one more than the Giants offense has generated through the air.
Meanwhile, Parker racked up five drops for the Giants during the first two games of the season.
With Victor Cruz still sidelined, the Giants are lacking a consistent target to place opposite of Odell Beckham Jr. Running back Shane Vereen is tied with Beckham for the team lead in receptions with 12. The next receiver closest to the top of that list is Parker, who caught five passes before getting cut from the team. And Rueben Randle has just four catches for 28 yards after two games.
To put it another way, the Giants could have used Jones. Though much of Jones' success should be attributed to Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, he's still a guy that went to Oakland in 2014 and caught 73 passes for the Raiders.