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New York Giants Sign Will Beatty to Five-Year, $38.75 Million Deal

February 27th, 2013 at 2:55 PM
By Dan Benton

The New York Giants have signed offensive tackle Will Beatty on a five-year deal that could be worth up to $38.75 million if incentives are reached. It includes $19 million fully guaranteed and a $12.5 million signing bonus.

“It’s good to be home,” Beatty said. “It’s a great feeling. You could be going through free agency, but when that happens a lot of stuff is going through your mind. That feeling is no longer there. You’re settled in with a great team, a team I love playing for. I know the coaching staff. I’m looking forward to getting back in it and moving forward."

A little over 24 hours ago, the two sides were said to be only a few "minor issues" away from a long-term deal, which General Manager Jerry Reese and co-owner John Mara each said was a top priority this offseason.

The Giants felt they had plenty of time to work out a deal with Beatty, and, as it turns out, they did. And although they had the option of using the franchise tag on him, they wanted to stay away from that with the value upwards of $10 million. Instead, Beatty's new deal works out to an average of approximately $7.5 million per season, although year-by-year details have not yet been made available.

With only an estimated $5 – $6 million in cap space entering the week, it suggests 2013 will be a low salary year for Beatty or that the team moved money around elsewhere (we will update this later).

Beatty was one of only four offensive tackles in the NFL who received a 10.0+ rating by Pro Football Focus in both run and pass blocking in 2012. Needless to say, this was a great and much needed deal for the Giants.

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55 Responses to “New York Giants Sign Will Beatty to Five-Year, $38.75 Million Deal”

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  1.  somethingtofollow says:

    Nice we got Beatty back, and according to Walter Football(insert laugh track) we are picking Damontre Moore. What I think makes it worse is he has us passing Xavier Rhodes, Ogletree, Fluker, and Banks. I know we might always pick a DE but I dont see it being Moore

  2.  NC Giant says:

    Solid news! By the way…what is the Black Unicorn’s phone number?

    How about even signing Boothe now…which may allow the freedom to say goodbye to (or stongly encourage a pay cut) for Diehl. I have always appreciated DD…I think he has gotten more than his fair share of barbs around here…but he is very overpaid for what he brings to the table now. I love the versatility he provides and his veteran attitude and his willingness to do anything that is asked…but what is being asked now is to reduce his number greatly (which allows for Bennett/Boothe to be kept) or he needs to go.

  3.  Valid says:

    Love it.

    Very sad about the Bennett news, though. Looks like he will not be a Giant next year…

  4.  kujo says:

    Hell yeah!

  5.  demo3356 says:

    yup… Bennett is next…

  6.  kujo says:

    The Giants have been working to create cap room by outright releasing or restructuring the contracts of veteran players.

    One of the reasons to create cap space is to re-sign some of your own free agents. The Giants have several of those, including tight end Martellus Bennett. Expectations have been that the Giants would try to bring Bennett back after a productive first year with the team, but Bennett says that there haven’t been any significant overtures toward getting him under contract at this point.

    Paul Dottino of WFAN in New York directed a tweet to Bennett asking him when he was going to re-sign with the Giants so that Dottino would be able to stop fielding questions from his followers about Bennett’s status. Bennett sent a series of replies back to Dottino that explained where things stand at the moment.

    “I dunno bro. Not feeling the love,” Bennett wrote. “They have other priorities that come before little ole me. I’m just a small piece of what they’re trying to do there. … I’ve come to the conclusion that we are just temporary investments to the owners. Value money and growth over players. … Just like any business. Employees aren’t as valuable as we use to be. Everyone needs a job. Lol.”

    The Giants took care of one of those other priorities when they re-signed left tackle Will Beatty on Wednesday, which could mean that Bennett will start feeling the love from the Giants soon. Or there could be too wide a gap to get anything done until the market helps set the price for Bennett once free agency opens next month.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/02/27/martellus-bennett-isnt-feeling-the-love-from-the-giants/

    •  F0XLIN says:

      At the sametime he compared Tampa to NY, walking after getting off a treadmill.
      Reese is probably concentrating on Beatty and then move on to the rest.

      To me this seems like a steal for Beatty

    •  shmitty013 says:

      I just saw those tweets. Hopefully the Giants were just only focusing on Beatty and now will “show the love” to Bennett now that Beatty is resigned. We’ll find out soon I would think.

  7.  shmitty013 says:

    Great news. Fair deal for both sides. Now I think a cut of Diehl should be happening soon since IMO he was only being kept around as insurance in case something couldn’t be worked out with Beatty.

  8.  GOAT56 says:

    Excellent job by JR. I said looking at the recent LT signings that it would be starting at 8 mil per year. To get him for under 8 mil per year is great work. It seems that JR got a break in money per year and Beatty got more guarantees.

  9.  kujo says:

    Where’s Krow with a “Beatty is God” comment?

    •  shmitty013 says:

      In all honesty, Krow was right about Beatty’s value. A lot here said he would be extremely attractive on the open market and anything under like $9 million a year wouldn’t get it done. That’s why he started on his “Beatty is God” rant, just mocking everyone else because IIRC, he valued Beatty around $7 million a year.

  10.  NC Giant says:

    Dan – is the “bad news coming” confirmed or speculation?

    • Dan BentonDan Benton says:

      He made some comments today that indicate his time with the Giants is over.

      •  NC Giant says:

        Now I see…I am assuming it is the story Kujo posted above…

        hopefully just posturing…all’s fair in the world of negotiating.

        I would imagine he should begin feeling some love soon.

    •  kujo says:

      Said he “wasn’t feeling the love” from the NYG, and that the team appears to value the business side more than the players’ side.

    •  Paul Tierney says:

      It’s speculation, at best. There’s still a chance he signs with the Giants, it just doesn’t seem like he’s too confident in that happening.

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