The Giants are not merely going to have a new look in 2013, they may in some cases be unrecognizable.

An off-season purging on Wednesday included running back Ahmad Bradshaw and defensive tackle Chris Canty, who were both released a day after linebacker Michael Boley was sent packing.

The Giants were believed to be $4-5 million over the salary cap after they jettisoned Boley and now they've cleared more space by parting ways with two more starting players who were integral parts of the Super Bowl victory barely more than one year ago.

Bradshaw revealed this past week in New Orleans that he underwent another surgical procedure on his foot and although he's only 27 the Giants clearly consider him an old 27. The Giants will save about $4 million on the cap by cutting Bradshaw and this paves the way for 2011 first-round draft pick David Wilson to become the feature running back.

Canty was scheduled to make $6 million this season.

“Pound for pound, Bradshaw is one of the toughest football players that I’ve been around,” general manager Jerry Reese said. “Ahmad played football like Giants football should be played.”