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The annual NFL salary cap hasn’t always been so kind to some teams, but at the end of the day, the smart ones figure out how to massage the cap and keep on "printing money" for new free-agent acquisitions.That is what the New York Giants, typically a team that, when it's had an abundance of cap space, has spent it and when it hasn't, it's held back, did this off-season.To get more buy Giants jerseys with cheap price, you can visit giantsnfl.com official website.
Before the current league-wide salary cap of $182.5 million was announced at the end of January, the Giants were projected to be in the red in terms of team cap space by $ 3.373 million.That wasn't going to cut it for a team with its franchise quarterback and franchise running back still on their respective rookie deals for at least another year and who had several needs to address.
So the Giants, in perhaps one of their most aggressive and bold off-seasons so far, made it all come together, leaving no stone unturned to make sure that their cap didn't hamstring them.The first order of business for any NFL team is to cut the dead weight of those contracts burdening the team’s cap held by players who, in their opinion, we're no longer delivering a fair return on investment.
The Giants did just that in cutting receiver Golden Tate, inside linebacker David Mayo, receiver Cody Core, and guard Kevin Zeitler. Those roster moves freed $11.647 million in cap space while dumping just $7.205 million into the dead money ledger.
That was a start. Add the pay reductions for those still-serviceable players who don't have a long-term future with the team, and there was more cap room to be had.The two most significant being those by tight end Levine Toilolo, whose salary cut yielded a $1.35 million savings, and offensive tackle Nate Solder, who saved the team $6.5 million this year.Toilolo is a part-time player in the offense and is someone who, if the Giants land Florida tight end Kyle Pitts, could even land on the bubble. Solder, meanwhile, once a starting offensive tackle, but times have changed, and the Giants are committed to getting younger on that unit.
With Zeitler being sent packing, the Giants' brass felt that Solder had some value as a backup swing tackle. (And in an underrated cost-saving move, the team likely didn't want to have to spend additional money for another swing tackle while Solder's $6.5 million post-June 1 dead money cap hit sat on their books.)