While Apple's draft status and ability seem to suggest he has what it takes to play in the National Football League, it remains to be seen if he'll still be a Giant next season.
"We have suspended Eli for a pattern of behavior that is conduct detrimental to the team", Abrams said in a brief statement released on the team's official website. "That would be the only person I would change out of our secondary". He said on the same radio show last week that the 2016 first-round pick needs to "grow up".
Apple played just seven snaps during Sunday's 23-0 defeat at Arizona, all on special teams. They play hard. They love what they do.
Following practice, the team announced that Apple had been suspended for the final week of the regular season, making him the third cornerback to be suspended this season joining Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Janoris Jenkins, who each served one-game bans. "But, that first pick, he's a cancer". We'll see where things go from here, but having an impressive and respected veteran like Collins call you a "cancer" in a radio interview probably isn't a good sign for your career.
Having been suspended for repeated conduct detrimental to the team, NY now have a chance to void the guaranteed money on Apple's contract and potentially part ways with him without fear of eating a large chunk of dead cap.
"(Landon and I) had a quick conversation this morning and then I had a quick conversation with Eli", said Spagnuolo.
They will close out their season against the Washington Redskins. Apple got into hot water with the Giants when he retweeted video of a touchdown against his own team by Cowboys running back and former Buckeyes teammate Rod Smith, also violating the NFL's social media policy.