Earlier in the week, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning said he'd be willing to restructure his contract in order for the team to retain wide receiver Victor Cruz. On Thursday, that sentiment was shared by offensive lineman David Diehl who told NFL Total Access that he'd be willing to do the same.
"I wish I was his agent. I'd tell you more answers, and I wish I was upstairs in the office," Diehl said. "But like you said, Eli would be willing to do things, I'd be willing to do some things to restructure and help other guys out, and to keep a great teammate along like Victor Cruz."
Diehl did mention however, that the Giants have not yet approached him in regards to a pay cut or a restructure. This conflicts with earlier reports that the two sides had agreed to restructured deal and then a later report, this time by co-owner Steve Tisch, that the two sides continue to discuss a restructured deal.
The veteran offensive lineman is scheduled to earn a base salary of $4,475,000 here in 2013 with a total cap hit of $6,825,000. As a result, it's inevitable that he take a pay cut, restructure his deal (which would essentially be a contract extension at that point) or be released.
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