Webster Takes Pay Cut; Baas Agrees to Restructure Contract
Yesterday, the New York Post reported it was highly unlikely Giants offensive lineman David Diehl and cornerback Corey Webster would remain with the team unless they were willing to restructure their deals.
Well, the odds have changed … at least for Webster
Center David Baas and Webster have each agreed to take pay reductions in order to stay with the Giants and give the team some much-needed cap space for the off-season.
Baas, set to enter his third year in New York, agreed to restructure his deal so that his ’13 base salary is $1.25 million instead of $4.25 million he was supposed to make, the New York Daily News reports.
Webster, 31, was due $7 million in 2013, $9.8 million against the cap, and is entering the final year of his contract. According to NFL.com, Webster agreed to lower his salary to $4 million.
NFL.com reporter Kimberly Jones tweeted this about Webster:
I recently asked someone who would know about Corey Webster’s awful 2012 season. “Corey needs to get back to acting like it matters to him.”
— Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports) March 7, 2013
The new deals position the Giants about $9 million under the salary cap in advance of free agency, which begins on Tuesday.
Diehl, who was mentioned in the Post’s report yesterday, is slated to make $4.475 million, a cap hit of about $6.9 million. Apparently, his future with the Giants remains in jeopardy.
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