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Will Beatty Re-Signs with Giants (5-Year Deal)

The Giants locked up one of their key free agents today by inking Left Tackle Will Beatty to a five-year deal worth $37.5 million plus incentives and $19 million fully guaranteed. Beatty was a 2nd-round pick by the GMEN in 2009 and when healthy, he has been great at protecting Eli Manning’s blind side for the past two seasons. He started 15 games for the Giants last season at Left Tackle after missing most of the offseason and training camp due to a back injury.

If Beatty hit the open market, he was likely to get a similar or better deal from another team. With this move, the Giants add stability to an offensive line that still has some question marks surrounding it. For example, Left Guard Kevin Boothe is still a free agent, however, the Giants are probably looking to resign him and start him next to Beatty. Let’s not forget that Center David Baas, Right Guard Chris Snee and Right Tackle David Diehl (owed $4.475 million next season) are all recovering from various offseason procedures and have an uncertain future with the Giants.

The Giants still have more moves to make before the free agent market opens up on March 12th. We’ll keep you posted…

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6 Responses to “Will Beatty Re-Signs with Giants (5-Year Deal)”

  1. […] The Giants locked up one of their key free agents today by inking Left Tackle Will Beatty to a five-See all stories on this topic » […]

  2. Jason C. says:

    I’m hoping an early pick is used to grab a center or guard, and a right tackle is found via free agency, we’ll see how it plays out.

  3. DP says:

    Much additional attention needed towards the offensive line and maybe time to consider asking Eli to restructure his contract and free up some cap space.

  4. Jared says:

    Eli really can’t restructure his deal, he has already done that. The only thing he can really do is sign an extension, similar to Tom Brady…. If he restructures it will just hit us later.

  5. Kaz says:

    are we going to give Locklear a shot to come back and play? He looked fine when he was on the field.

    • Jason C. says:

      That will probably be the most cap friendly option that still makes sense, so I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s what happens, also Diehl will almost certainly be cut one way or the other (either from the team or a cut in his salary). The question is what kind of hit do the Giants take if they outright cut Baas? If they can draft a top C and resign Boothe (who can play there in case they don’t feel he’s ready) Baas’ contract (which is too high as it is) will seem awfully expendable.

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