With the second round of cuts occuring as teams trim their rosters to 53 players I’ll create another thread to discuss any notable releases. So check back often as Ill update whenever a name player or two is released with some quick thoughts on the salary cap implications of the release. Continue reading NFL Cutdown Day 2015 Part II: Salary Cap Considerations »
I had discussed yesterday how the Giants were the final team left that was required to make salary cap related moves to become cap compliant and now we have the details of what the team did.
The Giants once again went to their “go to guy” when it comes to contract restructures in G Chris Snee, whose restructuring of his contract is almost an annual ritual. Snee reduced his base salary for 2013 by $2. 5 million, the difference of which will be prorated over the remaining two years of the contract. This created $1.25 million in cap room for the Giants.
The second move the team made was restructuring P Steve Weatherfords contract. Again this was a minimal reshuffling of money to just give the Giants whatever minimal room they required to comply with the salary cap in 2013. The Giants converted $900,000 of Weatherford’s salary into a bonus that will be prorated over the remainder of the contract. The Giants gained $675,000 in cap room with the move. Weatherford’s cap charge will rise by $225,000 in each remaining season he is with the Giants.