Friday News Roundup: Giants can save big bucks by releasing Snee

Happy Friday! Here is some Giants news from the “wires” so to speak…

RotoWorld: The Newark Star-Ledger considers Giants RG Chris Snee a lock to be released.
“Snee, 32 on Saturday, is set to count a gargantuan $11.75 million against the 2014 salary cap. There’s absolutely no way he’s coming back at that rate. The G-Men will save $7.25 million against the cap by cutting Snee. He underwent hip and elbow surgery this past season after going on I.R. in early October. The Giants need to overhaul their offensive line this offseason.”

SNYGiants insider Ralph Vacchiano reports that former Giants WR Ramses Barden has signed a futures contract with the Buffalo Bills.

Rotoworld: The Newark Star-Ledger names Adrien Robinson one of the main beneficiaries of Ben McAdoo’s hiring as offensive coordinator of the Giants.
“McAdoo coached the Packers tight ends from 2006-2011 and prefers big, athletic players at the position. Robinson fits that mold. He’s 6-foot-5, 269 and ran a 4.56 forty at his Pro Day before the 2012 draft. Robinson battled foot and knee injuries this past season. Brandon Myers is an impending free agent. Robinson should be given an opportunity to earn a prominent offensive role.”

Hat tip to Pat Traina (@Patricia_Traina) on this one from Charlie Campbell at Walter Football, who is at the East-West Shrine Game this week.

Campbell reports the Giants have met with South Dakota LB Tyler Starr and Eastern Illinois QB Jimmy Garoppolo. He also reports both players are garnering interest. Garoppolo is still raw around the edges and needs to improve on his drops if he is going to be a Day Two pick.

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

Others players such as: Baas, Myers, Webster and Kiwanuka could also have their contracts voided along with Snee. If that's the case the Giants would have additional $$$ in cap space this offseason.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

Robinson's problem has not been a lack of opportunity due to the philosophy of the OC. The Giants too have favored big, athletic players at the TE position (are there even teams that wouldn't prefer that and would like small, unathletic TEs?). Robinson's biggest issue has been his ability to be healthy enough to be on the field or lack there of more accurately. And a new OC won't have any bearing on him being able to remain healthy or make up for the valuable development time missed because of it especially for such a raw player coming out of college.


REESE wanted to pay a 32 year old O-Lineman $11.75M ?!?!?!?!?

this was his PLAN !!!!! GROSS DAMAGE !!!!!!

this is what i mean when i said" REESE is Leveraging the Sal-Cal Forward !!!"

$4M in Dead Money, and the BOOK's are still being COOKED !!!

.........ACCOUNTABILITY ....REESE has ZERO !!!

Michael Frias
Michael Frias

@Skookaloop Pushing all that money to Snee's last season freed up money in season's past.  Teams do it all the time.  Constantly deferring money to later years of a contract for salary cap relief in the present.

I know you hate Reese, but do a little research before you kill him for doing something every GM in every sport does.