Giants Safety Antrel Rolle is due a $9.25 million cap hit for his contract year during the 2014 season. The Giants are already carrying around Eli Manning’s cap number which is sitting over $20 dollars. They also have 24 expiring contracts. Needless to say the Giants need to find a way to save some money and an option may be extending Rolle’s contract similar to a contract restructure (for a brief description on how a contract restructuring works click here).
“If that’s what they want to do, I’ll do it,” Rolle said Monday. “I would like to retire as a Giant. The ultimate goal is an extension and add more years to my deal so I can stay a part of this organization. I know easily I have four years left.”
…If the Giants and Rolle are unable to agree to an extension, they could find themselves having to ask him to take a 2014 pay cut, which he’s unlikely to do, and could end up having to release him. With Stevie Brown expected back from knee surgery and Will Hill having emerged as a very good player for them, they could conceivably go without Rolle to save money they can spend elsewhere.-ESPN.com
A more efficient solution would be to try to figure out something with Manning’s deal but if they can’t or they need even more room, Rolle could be an option. Ultimately if they Giants were to cut Rolle they would only lose $2 million in dead money so it would save them $7.25 million in cap space, which may end up being the net for the team from a monetary standpoint.