Time seems to have run out on Lorenzo Carter and Oshane Ximines.
They used to be the young edge rushers the Giants hoped would develop into the next generation of quarterback crushers, carrying on a tradition that traces itself back decades from Jason Pierre-Paul and Osi Umenyiora to Michael Strahan and Lawrence Taylor.
They never lived up to that potential, though. And now, there is a new group that will try to fulfill the destiny they leave vacant.
Carter and Ximines do not have a sack between them this season, and with Carter out the past two weeks because of an ankle injury and Ximines a healthy scratch in Sunday’s game against the Raiders (less than a week after his offsides penalty negated an interception and played a key role in costing the Giants a win in Kansas City), they may be bystanders for the rest of the year as a younger group pushes them aside.