Found January 26, 2013 on Pro Football Zone:
The New York Giants have some difficult decisions to make this offseason.  They’ll likely be around $5 million over the cap, which isn’t a big deal.  They should be able to easily get under that number, but a couple of veteran players may not be safe this offseason. made a case about why defensive tackle Chris Canty could be cut. The Giants are a better defense when DT Chris Canty is healthy and playing. That’s by no means a stretch. But he missed most of the first half of the season coming back from offseason knee injury, and though he played very well at times down the stretch, he also re-aggravated that knee. Canty carries a salary-cap value of $6.5 million into next season, and the team finds itself nearly $5 million over the cap. That’s not a significant number, and cuts will be made to alleviate it. Will Canty be one of them? It depends mostly on the health of his knee. If he checks out medically, and the Giants determine that he still has some good years left on his body, they’ll keep him in tow. If not, or if they feel like he is in decline physically, the Giants could opt to slice his salary. I think PFW makes a good point when it comes to Canty’s status, but I believe if the Giants can afford to keep him, they will.  They may at least ask him to take a pay cut of re-work his contract. Another veteran that could be dumped is cornerback Corey Webster who will turn 31 years-old this offseason and struggled a lot this season.  He was often picked on and abused by opposing offenses. Once again the Giants could always ask Webster to re-work his $7 million cap number for 2013.   Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; script.src = ''+_CI.counter; script.async = true; ref.parentNode.insertBefore(script, ref); })();

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