The Giants’ Kenny Kollade was unhappy, confused by the low snap count against the Week 2 win. Leopards: ‘I want to play’

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Even though the New York Giants are 2-0, there’s an elephant in the room they’ll have to address sooner or later. The nature of Kenny Golladay’s contract — his lack of playing time in the first two weeks — overshadowed New York’s first 2-0 start in six years, with Golladay getting two snaps in Sunday’s win over the Carolina Panthers.

He’s on the roster because it would cost the Giants more to cut Kolladei than to keep him. But he doesn’t have to play Colt when head coach Brian Daboll is paying him $21.15 million this season — he’s doing it.

Kolade played two snaps on Sunday, and he wasn’t happy with the development.

“I don’t agree with it,” Kollade said at his locker Wednesday afternoon. via SNY“I have to play regardless, that’s a fact.”

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Kolladay has just two catches for 22 yards on the season, but he had two catches against the Carolina Panthers after 46 in the season opener against the Tennessee Titans. After Sunday’s win, Kollade was not in the locker room and his locker was cleaned out. The Giants were playing at home.

Kolade made the Giants by default after a poor preseason as the 28-year-old wideout had the most success in the league at his position. The Giants would face a $35.6 million dead cap hit if they cut Kolladay, meaning it would cost $14.45 million to remove him from the roster.

With the giants caught between a rock and a hard place, Kollade believed they could make the best of it by playing. Almost as if the Giants would try to justify the deal, but clearly that’s not the case with this new regime. The Giants’ brass owe nothing to Kollade. They did not sign that agreement.

“I’m preparing like I’m going to play, but who knows,” Kolade said. “The GM, the head coach, all these coaches keep saying, ‘You’re doing everything right, you’re handling yourself the right way.’ It’s a little confusing,” he said.

Finding a trade partner for Golladay would save the Giants $7.55 million in cap space, but which team would take that deal? Kollade could be stuck for not playing in 2022.

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