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Corey Webster takes a pay cut to stay with the Giants

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Cornerback Corey Webster was a candidate to get cut as the Giants try to clear salary-cap space, but Webster has agreed to take a pay cut instead.

Webster, who was due a $7.25 million base salary in 2013, the final year of his current contract, has instead agreed to take a base salary of $4 million, Kimberly Jones of NFL Network reports.

Although he started all 16 games last season, Webster had a disappointing year, and there was talk in New York that the team would decide he wasn’t worth a roster spot. Accepting a pay cut of $3.25 million changes that calculus.

Giants center David Baas has also agreed to restructure his contract, lowering his base salary from $4.25 million to $1.25 million, Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports. But Baas has simply converted some of his salary to a signing bonus, meaning he’ll get the same amount of money this year but the Giants can count less of it against their salary cap.

The two moves have the Giants about $9 million under the salary cap, five days before the start of free agency.

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19 Responses to “Corey Webster takes a pay cut to stay with the Giants”
  1. doomsdaydefensetx says: Mar 7, 2013 12:07 PM

    So what he’s really saying is, he’s willing to take less money to get manhandled by Dez Bryant twice a year. Ok Corey

  2. sinestrojoe says: Mar 7, 2013 12:08 PM

    Way to be team players…G-Men!

  3. cmonelisha says: Mar 7, 2013 12:08 PM

    Good move by giants iguess.. webster nickname among my family right now is the human torch (handed down from aaron ross when he left) bec webster just didnt look right last year at all…def a big prove it or move it year next year for him.

  4. justintuckrule says: Mar 7, 2013 12:10 PM

    Whoa baby! Sign Freeney, sign Winston, draft Ansah, line those dudes up with Tuck, JPP and Kiwi and lets’ roll!

  5. dtm1088 says: Mar 7, 2013 12:36 PM

    Happy to see this. He got burnt pretty bad at the end of last year, and with Prince and Hosely his roll will be more limited this year. I like having him around though. Looking at his whole career he may be one of the best CB’s the Giants have ever had. Glad he’s staying home.

  6. cowboysfaninbuffalove says: Mar 7, 2013 12:38 PM

    Giants are overrated

  7. Matthew Strickland says: Mar 7, 2013 12:44 PM

    Would be a good move for this team.

  8. hyerye says: Mar 7, 2013 1:04 PM

    Webster is a former LSU stud but last year he killed us. With Thomas hopefully coming back healthy and Prince Akumara we should be straight.

  9. Mr. Wright 212 says: Mar 7, 2013 1:11 PM

    Should have cut him outright.

  10. Matthew Strickland says: Mar 7, 2013 1:28 PM

    The Giants really could use the salary cap space. Good Job!

  11. justintuckrule says: Mar 7, 2013 1:33 PM

    cowboysfaninbuffalove says:
    Mar 7, 2013 12:38 PM
    Giants are overrated
    ———————————-
    Undefeated in Giants’ Stadium South, err, the Jerry Dome.

  12. ss376 says: Mar 7, 2013 1:53 PM

    Even $4 million feels like too much for a guy who was hands-down (and inexplicably) awful last year. It’s more of an acknowledgement that he has played pretty well for us over the years. I really hope he turns it around next year. This also means we arent going after a CB in the first couple rounds this year.

  13. orakpownd says: Mar 7, 2013 1:55 PM

    “Well beat them 99/100 times”- Antrel Rolle

  14. Giantspunk213 says: Mar 7, 2013 2:38 PM

    I’m not crazy about keeping Webster, i was hoping the giants would just cut him alltogether, but at least he took the pay cut, Rolle should be next to restructure, Diehl will be gone.

  15. szwhtsup123 says: Mar 7, 2013 2:44 PM

    He’s had some better years than last year, but I like having him around to mentor the younger secondary guys. That’s still a lot of jack but I believe he’s still got something in the tank and hope he can contribute significantly this year.

  16. Mr. Wright 212 says: Mar 7, 2013 2:58 PM

    orakpownd says: Mar 7, 2013 1:55 PM

    “Well beat them 99/100 times”- Antrel Rolle
    ————–

    “And you’ll still not win another Super Bowl for another entire generation” — Me.

  17. orakpownd says: Mar 7, 2013 3:44 PM

    @Mr. Writght 212

    Mad Brah?

  18. Mr. Wright 212 says: Mar 7, 2013 4:55 PM

    Nope. No reason to be. My team has won two Super Bowls and been to three since yours was last remotely relevant. You, however, I am sure are mad… Clinically speaking.

  19. nygrwy says: Mar 8, 2013 12:02 AM

    Why hasn’t Diehls contract been restructured? Jesus Christ I thought he would get cut and they did not even cut his salary???!!!

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