Charles James is gone. And Antrel Rolle is not happy about it.

The Giants on Tuesday trimmed 15 players off their roster to go from 90 players to 75, and the mild surprise was the departure of James, a 23-year-old cornerback who played in 12 games last season and was one of the most spirited and popular members of the defensive backfield.

James did not distinguish himself as a cornerback in the preseason games, but he was a solid special teams contributor and sending him packing was met with some negative reaction among his peers.

Safety Antrel Rolle, the defensive team captain, took to Instagram to express his disappointment, posting a photo of James, whom he called “my little [brother], protégé, energy booster.’’

Rolle wrote in the caption: “In this league you witness many things. Something you agree with and some you don’t but no matter what you have to keep fighting and keep driving to be the player you can be and the best teammate you can be. BUT THIS ONE HURTS! Charles James has the heart of a lion and is exactly what any organization should have on their team.’’

Rolle went onto state that James had eight interceptions in the spring OTAs and training camp.