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Contracts of New York Giants TE Brandon Myers, CB Corey Webster Voided; Both Become Free Agents

February 7th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
By Doug Rush

The New York Giants took the first official steps into shaping their 2014 roster by voiding the contracts of veteran cornerback Corey Webster and tight end Brandon Myers.

By voiding Webster's contract, the Giants save $1 million in cap space, while with Myers, they save $3.25 million, thus giving the team an extra $4.25 million in salary cap relief that will allow them to add potential free agents when that period kicks off on March 11.

Webster's contract being voided comes as no surprise considering last year, he had to take a rather large pay cut in order to stay with the Giants in 2013 and thought he would rebound from a terrible 2012 season, although it wasn't disclosed until well after the year that Webster was playing with a broken hand, which hampered his ability to engage defenders properly; his salary was reduced from $7.25 million down to $4 million.

The 31-year-old appeared in just four games for the Giants and dealt with groin and ankle injuries that shelved him since the end of October and was placed on season-ending Injured Reserve in mid-December when the team decided that he wouldn't be able to return to help an already depleted secondary. It was speculated back in December that if Webster went on injured reserve, his career with the Giants would be over due to his inability to stay on the field.

Myers on the other hand, had his four-year, $14.25 million deal voided after one extremely disappointing season in New York in which he failed to live up to expectations that came with him after a solid 2012 season with the Oakland Raiders. In 2013, Myers had 47 catches for 522 yards and four touchdowns, but he never developed as a reliable target for Eli Manning and in some games, Manning wouldn't even target him because they never developed that trust he had with past tight ends. Plus, Myers was terrible in the blocking part of his duties as a tight end and made his contract a very expendable one.

The 28-year-old came off a season where he had 79 catches for 806 yards and four touchdowns with Oakland and many thought those numbers would translate into an even bigger season in New York, but it never happened and the loss of Martellus Bennett to free agency turned out to be a greater loss than expected.

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12 Responses to “Contracts of New York Giants TE Brandon Myers, CB Corey Webster Voided; Both Become Free Agents”

  1.  jerseyrich says:

    That’s a solid 14 mill under the cap. Snee will make it 21.

  2.  BigBlueGiant says:

    thanks for the memories Cwebb, Thanks for nothing Myers.

  3.  BleedingBlueSince04 says:

    Ok so let’s get it started . First two of many cuts hopefully snee is next .

  4.  BleedingBlueSince04 says:

    I agree 100% with both moves

  5.  Kettles78 says:

    My biggest issue with Meyers was not his drops, or falling while running by himself against the broncos it was the lack if blocking. I never seen a right end get pushed back consistently like this guy

    •  jfunk says:

      You have. His name was Travis Beckum, only everybody on here blamed the coaching staff for his complete lack of NFL skill set for some reason.

      Brandon Myers got some bad advice from his agent last year. He should have been able to leverage his career year into about double that guarantee over of couple years, but he took the Giants funny money instead when he knew full well he wasn’t capable of playing himself into a 4MM per option.

      He’s a vet minimum type guy from here on out.

      •  Krow says:

        Blocking wasn’t the issue with Beckum. We had ample evidence from his college career that he couldn’t. All the draft services pointed it out. No one had any illusions. He was strictly a hybrid player who was a pass catcher … either at TE or H-back.

        Knowing all that … why the hell did we draft him? Why did we draft a guy who everyone knew couldn’t block … then bench him for his entire contract because he can’t block? If we had no intention of using him in the way everyone said he had to be used … why did we drop a #3 pick on him?

        •  Kettles78 says:

          With Beckum they didn’t even attempt to have him block. He was always spread out. Meyers is not small he just had terrible technique and got overpowered

  6.  GIANTT says:

    Krow , you said it yourself – Hybrid – visions of problems he might cause b/c he was too fast for the Linebackers and tooo big for the safeties . A good idea if it had worked but neither was really true so the Giants were left with a too small too slow tight end who couldnt block .

  7.  buljos says:

    Timing… a year or two from now, we’ll be looking back at Beckum and Myers considering they might have thrived under McAdoo’s offense. Good tools in the hands of the wrong craftsman equals the wrong results.

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