The Giants are making a surprising roster move. 

Team 2021 is releasing the team captain and experienced linebacker.

The good news is that it comes as no surprise to Blake Martinez.

It was a move the Giants were planning and kept Martinez aware.

"Adding some insight here, as Martinez was captain of the 2021 team

and is dear in the making. It was no surprise for the player on Thursday evening.

The Giants were originally hoping that Martinez would be

an important part of their defense for years to come.

But now both sides are going in different directions.

It is only a matter of time before the veteran linebacker finds a new home.