New York Giants' veteran offensive tackle David Diehl agreed to take a substantial pay cut for the upcoming season on Tuesday, according to reports. Diehl, who is set to enter his 11th season in NFL, reached an agreement to slash his base salary from $4.475 to $1.0 million for 2013. The move could free up cap space for the Giants to re-sign Victor Cruz.
The Giants, who averaged 26.8 points last season, should return their entire starting offensive line after keeping left guard Kevin Boothe with a one-year deal. Boothe drew interest from three other teams in free agency.
More than a month after pleading guilty to a charge of aggravated DWI and a couple of weeks removed from arthroscopic surgery on his knee, Giants guard David Diehl reportedly has agreed to restructure his deal to stay in New York.