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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.

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33 Responses to “David Diehl agrees to a pay cut”
  1. percell1 says: Mar 26, 2013 6:49 PM

    Thank God!!! now we can sign Cruz.

  2. daysend564 says: Mar 26, 2013 6:57 PM

    Does not seem the Giants are acting within the spirit of the salary cap. $10M fine!!!

  3. Mr. Wright 212 says: Mar 26, 2013 6:59 PM

    Like he had a choice?

  4. dadeyemi says: Mar 26, 2013 7:11 PM

    Good depth signing. Nowhere near the ’10 pro bowler he used to be, but good signing nonetheless. In Reese We Trust!

  5. eyedocjay says: Mar 26, 2013 7:16 PM

    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…

  6. flavordave says: Mar 26, 2013 7:17 PM

    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.

  7. eckhal1 says: Mar 26, 2013 7:19 PM

    Great news and he is a local boy from my town. Things are looking better for the GMEN.

  8. justintuckrule says: Mar 26, 2013 7:23 PM

    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.

  9. mackcarrington says: Mar 26, 2013 7:28 PM

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

  10. cmonelisha says: Mar 26, 2013 7:30 PM

    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

  11. jdrew506 says: Mar 26, 2013 7:44 PM

    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.

  12. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 26, 2013 7:50 PM

    Had to cut a Diehl.

  13. gcsuk says: Mar 26, 2013 8:01 PM

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

  14. nyg7070 says: Mar 26, 2013 8:01 PM

    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!!!

  15. Giantspunk213 says: Mar 26, 2013 8:10 PM

    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.

  16. yousuxxors says: Mar 26, 2013 8:11 PM

    let this bum go

  17. damnyankee13 says: Mar 26, 2013 8:12 PM

    hey Flavordave…ROFLMAO
    the paper eagles
    ROFLMAO
    the eagles are such a great football team they have an empty trophy case
    ROFLMAO

  18. 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.

  19. jdrew506 says: Mar 26, 2013 8:39 PM

    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.

  20. flavordave says: Mar 26, 2013 8:43 PM

  21. arlingtonassasin says: Mar 26, 2013 8:52 PM

    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.

  22. Giantspunk213 says: Mar 26, 2013 9:04 PM

  23. Mr. Wright 212 says: Mar 26, 2013 9:08 PM

    And you’ve won nothing since. Are you proud of that, flavordave?

  24. krissharvey says: Mar 26, 2013 9:25 PM

    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.

  25. benroethlisberger7 says: Mar 26, 2013 9:32 PM

    Our rings> your rings

    LOL

  26. jdrew506 says: Mar 26, 2013 9:32 PM

    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.

  27. Mr. Wright 212 says: Mar 26, 2013 9:44 PM

    He’s so bad that game wasn’t even broadcast in color or over a cable network. And that somehow PROVES a point ha?

  28. Mr. Wright 212 says: Mar 26, 2013 9:51 PM

    Vic will wait until the 18th to sign, but I am not too concerned about him leaving.

  29. cmonelisha says: Mar 26, 2013 9:57 PM

    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!

  30. bigblueinburgh says: Mar 26, 2013 10:03 PM

    It was either his pay getting cut or him.

  31. berniemadoffsides says: Mar 26, 2013 10:21 PM

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

  32. n0hopeleft says: Mar 26, 2013 11:09 PM

    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???

  33. mazblast says: Mar 26, 2013 11:09 PM

    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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