The move, which was first reported by USA Today's Mike Garafolo, saves the Giants a large number against the projected 2013 salary cap, as Boley was due to earn a base salary of $4.25 million, plus a $250,000 workout bonus and a prorated signing bonus of $1.4 million this season. In total, it would save the team $3.1 million, leaving them only an estimated $1.4 million over the cap.
“Michael came in and learned our defense quickly and he added speed, coupled with big play ability, to our defensive unit,” general manager Jerry Reese said. “He also played an important role in helping us win Super Bowl XLVI. I wish him well as he moves forward in his career.”
Head coach Tom Coughlin also offered his praise for Boley, and all that he has meant to the Giants since 2009.
“Michael Boley was brought here as a fast, athletic, versatile linebacker,” coach Tom Coughlin said. “We recognized his special skills were in coverage. He’s a smart player who made some big plays for us. He was an integral part of our Super Bowl XLVI championship team. Michael played outstanding football down the stretch for us that season.”
In 57 career games with the Giants, Boley collected 315 tackles, 3.5 sacks, three interceptions, 15 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries
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