Giants have to sign Leonard Williams to extension
With the New York Giants having just over $3 million in cap space heading into free agency right now, it’s hard to imagine how they will be able to improve their roster.
ESPN Giants’ insider Jordan Raanan has made it clear that the Giants can create cap space if they need to.
“I’m getting tired of hearing this. This is kind of silly,” Raanan told Chris Carlin on 98.7 ESPN Radio. “The Giants can create money if they want to create money. I don’t want to hear crying poor.
“Who is signed at a high-end deal at their position, top of the market, long term where the Giants don’t have all this money? They don’t have Aaron Donald, Todd Gurley or Jared Goff. The Giants have a quarterback on a rookie deal. He is not signed long term. Saquon Barkley isn’t even signed long term. There are very few guys on their team who are top of the market.”
Raanan also made a good point about Leonard Williams.
“Yes, the cap went down and most teams are in this situation. They have to cut guys and create money,” Raanan added. “The Giants just put a $19 or $20 million nut head cap number on Leonard Williams. Sign him to a long-term deal and all the sudden that number is going to decrease greatly.
“If they want to re-sign anyone, if they want to move money around… If the Giants want to make moves they are in a position to make moves. They can create money in several, several different ways.”
I agree with Raanan, I think the Giants will get a long-term deal done with Williams because it would hurt them more to have on the franchise tag this season. I also believe they’re waiting to the last minute, but will get a deal done by the time free agency kicks off on Wednesday so they can make some moves.
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