After making a sizable splash early in free agency, the New York Giants do not have much wiggle room regarding their salary cap at the moment. As of now, they are looking at about $5.8 million under the cap. They will need about $6.6 million just to sign their five incoming draft picks.[sc name=”Email Signup”]
There are a few moves that can be made to free up some cap space before the draft, as well as make room for some more free agency moves. Restructuring the contracts of John Jerry and Alec Ogletree already freed up a little over $5 million in cap space. The Giants could also save another $1 million if they end up cutting John Jerry.
The most notable players that will no longer be with the team in 2018 are veteran linemen Justin Pugh and Weston Richburg. Cornerback Dominique-Rodgers Cromartie was eventually cut after he was asked to take a pay cut.
Punter Brad Wing was released after a disappointing 2017 campaign, and linebacker Devon Kennard has moved on as well.[sc name=”NYG Articles Thumbnail”]
More possible cuts:
Wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Dwayne Harris are possible cut candidates due to their contracts. Both are coming off season-ending injuries. Not to mention what a disappointment to the Giants Marshall was when he was healthy. Parting ways with both receivers would free up another $7 million in cap space.