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NY Giants Cut Former Hopatcong High Standout

Martinek, the state's all-time leading high school rusher, was undrafted free agent.

The New York Giants have made the required roster cut from 90 to 75, and former great Joe Martinek was among them, according to the team's website.

Martinek, who is a Rutgers graduate and the state's all-time high school rushing leader, was as an undrafted free agent in April. In May, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin in practices. 

Martinek had also recently in the preseason for the Giants, taking a 14-yard reception in against the New York Jets in a game earlier this month.

Many in town have embraced Martinek's quest to make the team, and he received by his family and Hopatcong High School Athletic Director Tom Vara in early August.

Bobby Mac August 27, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Tough Break... Don't give up! Now you've seen what it takes first hand. Get yourself there!
John August 27, 2012 at 04:58 PM
I wouldn't be suprised to see him make the practise squad.
Joseph Buongiorno August 27, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Let's hope he does
Christie Kreme August 27, 2012 at 05:59 PM
I think he will hookup with another team he looks like he belongs and the Giants are deep @ RB/FB.
Hopatcongpop August 27, 2012 at 06:20 PM
Dont be suprised to see him end up with Tampa Bay or the Jets...
Edubb August 27, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Tampa Bay should have drafted him afterall he was his coach at Rutgers. I dont see him picking him up now. He will probably make practice squad and try again next year. No shame in that.
Matt August 31, 2012 at 12:11 PM
He has practice squad written all over him. I wouldn't be surprised if he gets picked up by another team before then.

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