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.
If the Giants' 9-7 season has taught us anything, it's that no problem exists in a vacuum. WR Hakeem Nicks' knee injury allowed defenses to focus on WR Victor Cruz and effectively take away the threat of the big play.
Around half of the Giants' 2012 roster has a realistic chance of moving on this offseason. General manager Jerry Reese was asked on Monday if he'd put the number around 23 players in total. "It's a pretty big number, but nothing we can't handle," Reese said.