Giants have to get Leonard Williams signed to an extension
The New York Giants made a bit of a surprise move this past week when they decided to use their franchise tag on defensive lineman Leonard Williams because of the fact that they’re just over the cap with under $3 million in cap space.
On Sunday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that the Giants and Williams don’t seem close to getting a contract extension done.
The deadline to get something done is pretty much this coming Wednesday when free agency begins because if the Giants can’t sign Williams to an extension by then, then they won’t have the money to pursue guys like Kenny Golladay, Shaq Barrett, Bud Dupree and others.
Getting Williams signed to an extension will free up the necessary cap space for the Giants to sign at least one big-money free agent. Right now, all of the leverage is in Williams’ favor because New York are the ones who need to get an extension done to free up more money for free agency.
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