After years of banging up agains the salary cap, the Giants are finally flush going into the season as per Jordan Raanan of the Star-Ledger.
Despite all the transactions, the Giants have enough money to get all their draft picks under contract, a person familiar with the situation told NJ.com. They will then get another $5 million to spend come the beginning of next month thanks to a post-June 1 designation on the release of center David Baas back in March.
The NFL Players Association had the Giants $3.9 million under the salary cap with 82 players under contract as of late last week. That didn’t include any of their seven draft picks (RB Andre Williams and S Nat Berhe signed on Friday) and the late additions of undrafted free agent tight end Xavier Grimble…..Apparently, that is enough money for the front office to get the job done.
John Fennelly, Lead Writer
Yes, 90 players under contract and more money to spend? That’s a luxury these Giants have not had in years here. It will certainly make them players for any options floated in front of them. I suspect TE is still an area where they will look to add, and if Will Hill gets suspended, they can scour for some secondary depth. I don’t believe they will look to extend any current contracts with the newfound windfall.