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New York Giants Restructure Contract of David Baas

March 7th, 2013 at 11:50 AM
By Dan Benton

The New York Giants and center David Baas have agreed on a restructured contract, reports Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.

The restructured deal, which now shows in NFLPA records, lowers Baas' base salary from $4.25 million to $1.25 million in 2013. It also lowers his overall cap hit from $6.725 million to $4.725 million, saving the Giants an additional $2 million against the cap and putting them at approximately $6 million under the $123 million cap.

Jenny Vrentas of The Star-Ledger reports that Baas and the Giants converted $3 million of his initial base salary into a signing bonus.

This restructure, as they all do, will also impact his salaries over the remaining two years of his deal. In 2014, his cap hit will rise to $8.225 million and in 2015 it will rise to $8.475 million.

Photo Credit: Mike Gannon


Tags: David Baas, Football, New York, New York Giants, NFL

17 Responses to “New York Giants Restructure Contract of David Baas”

  1.  The Original G Man says:

    NYG CB Corey Webster takes pay cut, will remain w/Giants in ’13, the final yr of his contract. Salary goes from $7.25 million to $4 million.

    NYG now $9+M under the cap.

  2.  GOAT56 says:

    Webster restructures to 4 mil. Great news! I think at 4 mil he’s better than our other options on the free agent market. Plus he’s only here for 1 more year. Draft a CB in the first 3 rounds and prepare him to play as a starter or 3rd CB by 2014.

    If Diehl is not restructured before tomorrow then I think we are just waiting for Boothe and/or Snee news before cutting him.

  3.  kujo says:

    Well, we’re not at $9ish mil under the cap.

  4.  GOAT56 says:

    So that takes free agent CB off the need list.

  5.  The Original G Man says:

    $9M under the cap with potential restructures from Eli, Rolle, and Diehl. So far, so good on the free agency war chest.

    •  kujo says:

      Want all 3 done. Clear another $5-10 mil, at least, off the books. Resign Cruz, and perhaps Nicks as well.

      •  shmitty013 says:

        Eli’s restructure will most likely be an extension which is why they haven’t done it yet. It’s considered a raise so it has to be a full year from the last restructure or whatever. He’s already got the biggest cap hit in the league so just restructuring will make his cap hit the next 2 years massive. Pretty sure he’s only signed for another 2 years so they just extend him 3 years and alleviate the cap not only this year but the next couple years.

  6.  The Original G Man says:

    Wow …

    The Chiefs did not extend Tyson Jackson’s contract, according to NFLPA records. Did take a pay cut from >$14M to $4.2M (guaranteed).

    •  GOAT56 says:

      It’s similar to Webster. Both players realized that their negotiated pay cut was about what they would get on the open market. Webster especially was hurt by the flood of CBs into the market. In the past Webster would be assured of a 5 mil type contract if he got cut but in this market even 4 mil isn’t guaranteed. Smart move by both parties.

  7.  shmitty013 says:

    Allow me to put the Ballard debate to bed. Ballard was hardly ever used as a pass catcher in college. I know because I haven’t missed an Ohio State game in years. I was the only one around here assuring everyone that Ballard would adequately replace Boss when everyone freaked about the loss of Boss. He was an above average blocker in college and even received the team award for best blocker which is almost exclusively given to an offensive lineman. But when he was used in the passing game, he was always Terrelle Pryor’s safety valve and had great hands. He wasn’t going to wow you and wasn’t overly athletic, but he made the plays he had to and rarely ever dropped a ball. We then saw my prediction come to fruition, to which, norm always gave me credit for.

    •  kujo says:

      We use our TE in the exact way that Ballard was used at Ohio State. We’ll never get more out of our TE than we’ve gotten out of Boss, Ballard and Bennett in the last 4-5 years. Eli’s safety valve will be the slot receiver, who runs most of the routes traditionally run by the TE. It is what we do, and the sooner people around here accept that and move on (i.e.- ignore the people who think we’ll draft one in the 1st or 2nd round of any draft; spend big money on a free agent), the sooner we can put to rest any speculation otherwise.

    •  GOAT56 says:

      If we don’t re-sign Bennett any Robinson predictions for replacing Bennett?

  8.  rlhjr says:

    Good for Webster.

    He now has incentive to play well this year, and is not exactly in the poor house.

  9.  GOAT56 says:

    I don’t think extending Nicks, Cruz or even a JPP or Joseph requires much cap room. Most of the initial year money will be tied into bonuses which don’t affect the cap. these restructures are tied to the futures of Bennett, KP, Boothe, Hixon, etc. and possible free agent acquisitions.

  10.  GOAT56 says:

    Actually, I don’t like the restructure of Bass. It saves only 2 mil but locks us into big cap hits for the next 2 years from him. Chances are Bass won’t be worth 9 mil next year but what can we do with the likely amount of dead money associated with his contract. To me you want to restructure guys that will definitely be here for the next 3 years and I don’t think Bass has done enough to say that yet. That’s why I have been in favor of the Eli and Rolle restructures. The Kiwi contract restructure is questionable for the same reason as well. We did that with Diehl last year increasing the dead money of his contract for 2013.

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