David Diehl agrees to a pay cut

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Giants tackle David Diehl said earlier this month that he’d be willing to restructure his deal to help the team sign other players.

The Giants have some money to use on that front, but not because Diehl restructured. It’s because Diehl has agreed to take a pay cut.

Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports that Diehl has agreed to slash $3.475 million from his 2013 salary. Diehl will now make $1 million next season and the Giants have salary cap room to use for extensions or additions however they see fit.

They also have the chance to return their entire starting offensive line from last season. They’ve re-signed left tackle William Beatty and left guard Kevin Boothe to go with center David Baas and right guard Chris Snee. Diehl was the right tackle last year, although he may face a challenge from James Brewer for the job once the Giants start their offseason activities.

Assuming Osi Umenyiora winds up leaving the Giants, Diehl will be the longest-tenured member of the team and the only Giant who has been on the team longer than quarterback Eli Manning.

33 responses to “David Diehl agrees to a pay cut

  1. Diehl’s restructuring was more to assure him a spot on the team than to help the cap…would’ve been cut in camp otherwise…as for Cruz, if $7m is on the table and he walks then good riddance…Eli made him just like Brady made Welker…

  2. Its noce hes helping the team sign players. They need plenty to slow the Chip Kelly attack. I mean theres no way to stop it but maybe faking injuries can help slow this offensive monster machine. Do you guys even have any idea whats coming your way? Those fat lazy Giant players will be unable to keep up with The Chippers offensive juggernaut pace. Its a fact. And theres simply nothing that you can do about it.

  3. I wouldn’t mind the Giants using some early picks to draft some young OL. Diehl, Snee and Baas aren’t getting younger and the key to our success is keeping Eli upright.

  4. This is a guy who gets it !! Take the pay cut or end up on the street. Are you watching, James Harrison??

  5. damn took a hefty chuck..now maybe we can get cruz locked up officially. Eli makes the offense go so it will sink or swim under his wing. the defense needs to get back to pre 12′ years

  6. This is a good thing as long as they do the right thing with the extra money like lock up Cruz.

    Could it though that there is a article about the Giants where we don’t have to read the crap that logical spews about his love-fest of RG3 and the skins. I wonder if he is secretly hoping RG3 is the player that is talking about coming out so his dreams could come true.

  7. Congratulations, flavordave. There’s actually someone who’s a bigger idiot than “logicalvoicesays”.

  8. Cruz needs to re-sign for the 7mil a year!!! If he thinks he is worth more maybe he should look at the game tape at the end of the year when he was asked to carry the load, the offense was horrible. He gets slot receiver money and nothing more!!!

  9. As much as i hate to say it Cruz most likely won’t re-sign anytime soon. I wouldn’t be shocked to see him traded as draft day nears if he doesn’t sign the deal they offered him.

  10. 3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. WORLD. Not Super. WORLD. Good luck getting one of those. WORLD CHAMPIONS. The only team to beat Lombardi which of course lit a fire under him and created what is the NFL today. Without that crushing loss to Philly, that puny Lombardi trophy wouldnt exist. You owe everything to Philly. And theres nothing that you can do about it.

  11. Wow lets all bow down to a team that were champs before the NFL was the NFL. Pretty sad to live that far in the past. We’re you even alive to enjoy those wins? If so you probably will never see the Eagles win another championship, world or Super Bowl.

  12. flavordave says: Mar 26, 2013 8:19 PM

    3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. WORLD. Not Super. WORLD. Good luck getting one of those. WORLD CHAMPIONS. The only team to beat Lombardi which of course lit a fire under him and created what is the NFL today. Without that crushing loss to Philly, that puny Lombardi trophy wouldnt exist. You owe everything to Philly. And theres nothing that you can do about it.
    —————————————-
    LOMBARDI, LANDRY, PARCELLS, BELLICHICK, COUGHLIN: Former/current Giants….forever great

    Eagles: …….(crickets)………..(more crickets)……

    I hate that Im even replying to this guy.

  13. Is flavordave that idiot logical voice? I’m confused.

    Two things:

    Please, get some help.

    After you get medicated, please go stare into the abyss of your Eagles trophy case. I’m sure they give something to the runner up. They do at the Special Olympics anyway.

  14. Wow has to pull out black and white video to try to prove his point. Sad just so sad. When your team wins in the modern era then I might listen to what you have to say about the Eagles.

  15. LOL at eagle fans having 2 pull up a black and white video hhahaha. im sure i can bbust out osi sackin mcnabb 6/12 times. but you can pull out deshawn jax obv..then i can pull out the helmet catch and bradshaw tumbling in the endzone and you can realize how rings are won!

  16. We still need another young G and/or OT. Not in 1st, but maybe 2nd or 3rd. I see us going DE in 1st.

  17. Which organization did Lombardi learn his coaching tactics from? I’ll wait for flavorsave to respond. Google it since you don’t know history.

    Want me to take picture for you of the Giants trophy room???

  18. The Giants made Diehl agree to a pay cut because they want to make more money. Period. It’s not as if John Mara ever has to worry about The Great Roger Goodell Live And In Person ever coming down on HIM and THE GIANTS for any violation.

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