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Looking at next years cap situation

NY-Fan : 9/10/2019 3:59 pm
Currently the Giants project to have around $61M in cap space next year which is nice for sure. Not sure how much the cap limit will increase next year but they are in good shape. What stands out to me is the Giants can free up another $32M by releasing just 5 players and only take on $9.9M in dead money (Lauletta included $468,952).

These are the 5 players with savings and dead money.

Jenkins $11,250,000 savings $3,500,000 hit
Ogletree $8,250,000 savings $3,500,000 hit
Ellison $5,000,000 savings $1,250,000 hit
Martin $4,800,000 savings $1,166,000 hit
Bethea $2,750,000 savings $125,000 hit

I think it is very possible that most of them could be released if need be. The bad thing is the free agent class next year is not fantastic but you never know who could be released. I do not think they would go on a major spending spree anyway. I think the goal is to be in a much more manageable cap situation from year to year and be able to retain their own.

The Giants really need to have their recent draft picks develop into solid players. This is how the Cowboys have come to the situation they are in now. They then went out and added a player or two as needed but are retaining their core players.
I think the key to the success of this franchise is how well their draft picks turn out.

This season will be about the growth and promise of recent picks and showing that the franchise is moving in the right direction. I would expect that they will have decent draft position next year again and use that to continue to build the roster. The amount of money they have to spend will help fill in just a few blanks.

Of course you canít cut players like Jenkins, Ogletree and others if the young talent doesnít step up. Letís hope to see improvement from the young talent as the season moves on to allow the Giants to manage next offseason with some clarity. The development is the key to this. The Giants must show that they are capable of developing these players moving forward. There are definitely teams that are better at this than others in the NFL.
Interesting  
Bruner4329 : 9/10/2019 4:18 pm : link
Jenkins is probably our best defensive player. Not sure cutting him makes sense.
If week 1 proves to be a pattern, I think Jenkins  
cosmicj : 9/10/2019 4:22 pm : link
Would be a prime candidate for a mid season trade. He then really should have value to a contender, especially one with an injured starting CB.
Very  
PaulN : 9/10/2019 5:46 pm : link
Smart to trade the only fucking player on the team that can cover. Trading Apple has really paid off, maybe we can bring Spider Lockhart back, his tape looks good. We are doing so good bringing in replacements, who needs Jenkins, lets just play fantasy football. Or is it fantasy island football.
Why do we trade Jenkins instead of renegotiating his contract?  
greek13 : 9/10/2019 5:57 pm : link
Why do we trade Jenkins instead of renegotiating his contract? Havenít we traded enough decent to good players from our defense? The rest on the list can go - Ogletree maybe can save himself

My single biggest concern on this team is that we are not going to be good soon enough to see what 26 can really do. The Barry sanders script hangs over our heads Our defense isnít bad itís absolutely disgusting. And donít tell me it was just one game. They didnít do one thing well. The lack of talent is absolutely amazing. Specifically at linebacker and safety. Cornerback could be added to that list if that play doesnít start to increase Iím hoping Ballentine is out there very soon
Maybe Beal couldíve saved us from Hamilton. I feel really bad for him to be honest


By mid season I expect Jones to be starting our games. Because we will be irrelevant . If we lose to Buffalo that could happen even sooner
Jenkins is a bargain on that contract  
ajr2456 : 9/10/2019 7:43 pm : link
And with how this secondary looks no way they can cut him.
Yeah let's cut our best defensive player  
Default : 9/10/2019 7:54 pm : link
to overpay some free agent like they do every off-season.
Has lead to great results the past two years.
At what point  
gmenatlarge : 9/10/2019 8:04 pm : link
Do you start hanging onto good players?Jenkins may not be great but he is certainly good and experienced, which this secondary desperately needs. Why did we jettison Eli Apple, while I donít think he is great, he is certainly serviceable and starting on a SB quality team. He was on the cheap but DG dumped him rather than try to develop him, necesssitaing the draft8ng of CBs and no edge rusher. You caít compete in the NFL with zero pass rush.
I stated it is possible most could be cut  
NY-Fan : 9/10/2019 8:34 pm : link
The hope is that a few young players develop to the point that you don't have to pay some of these contracts moving forward. If Jenkins plays well and there isn't a young player to step in you keep him another year.
RE: Yeah let's cut our best defensive player  
uther99 : 9/10/2019 8:39 pm : link
In comment 14570940 Default said:
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to overpay some free agent like they do every off-season.
Has lead to great results the past two years.


Don't forget the free agent we sign is worse than the guy we cut, so we get the dead money, the higher salary and the lower performance.
RE: Yeah let's cut our best defensive player  
Earl the goat : 9/10/2019 9:46 pm : link
In comment 14570940 Default said:
Quote:
to overpay some free agent like they do every off-season.
Has lead to great results the past two years.


Giants arenít cutting him
They would trade him mid season for a 4th pick
They should release  
McNally's_Nuts : 9/10/2019 10:31 pm : link
everyone on that listen except Jenkins
Evaluate, based on teamí s ability to win.  
thrunthrublue : 9/10/2019 10:45 pm : link
0-16 = top to bottom house cleaning. Can this ream beat the bills? We will know on Sunday.
RE: Jenkins is a bargain on that contract  
christian : 9/10/2019 10:51 pm : link
In comment 14570923 ajr2456 said:
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And with how this secondary looks no way they can cut him.


Lol. Jenkins is slated to make 30M over the next two years. That is a bargain?
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