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As the New York Giants search for an explanation for their 0-2 start to the 2015 season, there has been plenty of finger-pointing. 

From Eli Manning and his inability to count, to a defensive setup that has allowed the franchise to give up two consecutive 10-point leads in the fourth quarter, the blame game is well and truly underway in the Big Apple.

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To this point, the accusations haven't carried with them any obvious repercussions. That all changed on Tuesday however, with news that the Giants have cut one veteran wide receiver after some costly early season mistakes.

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The New York Giants themselves confirmed the news that Preston Parker has been released by the franchise today.

Parker, who had been with the Big Blue since the 2014 season, was the subject of much scrutiny over the first two games from the Giants fan base. He was responsible for three crucial dropped passes against the Dallas Cowboys, and added two more against the Atlanta Falcons this past weekend.

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Parker was kept on the 53-man roster for this season ahead of the likes of James Jones. And, with Jones having already bagged himself three touchdowns after returning to the Packers, Parker's lack of production has been clear for all to see.

The following still, taken from the week two Giants - Falcons game, all but confirms that the 27-year-old had lost the trust of Eli Manning and the Giants staff:

Moving forward

Today's release of Parker has had some speculating that the return of Victor Cruz to the New York Giants lineup is finally approaching.

The receiver has been out of action through injury since October 12, 2014, and many had hoped he would be ready to go from the off in 2015.

Instead, the Giants have had to rely on the likes of Preston Parker in the early rounds of the campaign.

Giants fans: Who is to blame for the poor start to the 2015 season? Have your say in the comments below...

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