The New York Giants began their overhaul of their defense on Tuesday, as the team informed veteran linebacker Michael Boley of his release.

Boley leaves the G-Men with one-year left on a deal that was a five-year deal that paid him $25 million.

“They let me know they’re moving things for the team in a different direction,” Boley said.

The Giants D was a sore spot in 2012, wrapping up the season 31st overall in the league, and they also gave up a franchise record for total yards.

Boley came to the Giants in 2009 as a highly sought after free agent. He has dealt with hamstring and knee issues in recent years and also had surgery to repair a torn hip labrum shortly after signing with the Giants in 2009.

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