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A Handy Guide To Understanding The CBA

I’ll be honest: I know absolutely nothing about the upcoming CBA negotiations, and what the potential fallout means. Luckily, the NFL published a handy guide to understanding it. Enjoy: When does the CBA expire should there be no extension to the agreement?  In March of 2011.  Will there be a college draft in 2011?  Yes.  […]

League Proposes Immediate Changes To Rookie Pay:

From PFT: In December 2008, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen that the current system for changing rookie pay would not change until 2011. Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal now reports that the league has proposed the implementation of a rookie wage scale for the April 2010 draft.  She also reports that the NFLPA has […]

Brandon Jacobs To Have Knee Surgery And Is Out For Sunday’s Game:

From Ralph Vacchiano: Giants running back Brandon Jacobs has been battling knee issues all season long, and after 15 games his knee has apparently had enough. Tom Coughlin announced today that Jacobs’ disappointing season is officially over and he will undergo arthroscopic surgery next week. Coughlin did not specifically say what the damage was or […]

Eli’s Contract Details

Mike Garafolo comes through again, this time with details of Eli’s new contract: SIGNING BONUS: $13 million OPTION BONUS: $12.5 million (2010 is the option year) BASE SALARIES 2009: $7.5 million (fully guaranteed) 2010: $6.5m (injury guarantee) 2011: $8.5m ($7.5m injury guarantee) 2012: $10.75m 2013: $13m 2014: $15.15m 2015: $17m CAP NUMBERS 2009: $13.07m 2010: […]

Jerry Reese Talks Eli (Kind Of)

With Eli Manning agreeing on a contract extension earlier today, the media wanted to know what Jerry Reese thought.  (Note: He hasn’t actually put pen to paper yet, but that will come soon, with Vinny DiTrani saying it could be done today) Well, Jerry Reese was his coy self when talking about personnel matters. Here’s […]

Is Kareem McKenzie the Giant with the Most to Prove?

Is Kareem McKenzie the Giant with the most to prove? That’s what Football Outsiders says. (Insider Account for ESPN needed). They analyzed the Giants salary cap. McKenzie is taking up 5.1% of the cap. They say that he’s is not worth that money: McKenzie is your prototypical road-grading RT. However, his $6.575 million cap number […]

Giants Rookie Salary Allocation:

The Giants have been given a rookie pool number of $4,867,462. That’s the maximum cap space they’re allowed to use to sign their draft picks. Of course, they don’t have to use all of it. But they still probably need to create a little more cap room for themselves. Teams always want/need to have a […]

Andre Brown Biography

Andre Brown’s biography from giants.com: OVERVIEW After playing in a “running back by committee” situation his first three years at State, Brown finally was given his opportunity to be the team’s full-time starter as a senior. Despite his excellent playing speed, he relished his role as the team’s inside runner, dishing out more punishment than […]

Darrius Heyward Bey? Yikes!

It’s now being repoted by Ralph Vacchiano first, and now ESPN too that the Giants are not only targeting Darrius Heyward Bey, but that they are planning on moving up for him. To which I say… HUH? I don’t get it. We dont’ want to give up our first and a third for Braylon Edwards, […]

Does Trade For Edwards Need Contract Extension?

According to Pro Football Talk, an extension is not needed for a Braylon Edwards trade, although there still might be one. They write: It has been presumed that anyone interested in trading for Browns receiver Braylon Edwardsfaces two hurdles — working out a deal with the Browns, and negotiating a long-term contract with Edwards. But there’s now […]