On Friday, tight end Brandon Myers and cornerback Corey Webster saw their deals automatically voided, writes Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News. The two deals were terminated at 3pm CT earlier today.
Myers inked a four-year deal with the Giants last season with three voidable years while Webster had one voidable year remaining on his contract. Myers, 29 in September, made a name for himself in 2012 with the Raiders by hauling in 79 receptions for 806 yards, including a brilliant 14 catch, 130 yard, and one touchdown showing against the Bears late in the season. However, he didn’t do much for Big Blue, recording 47 catches for 522 yards and a pivotal missed ball against those same Bears that dropped the Giants to 0-6.
Webster, 32 in March, appeared in just four games thanks to injuries and would have been largely out-of-action anyway after being leapfrogged by Trumaine McBride on the depth chart. Webster was once a top player at his position but he’s a couple of years away from when he was a feared CB. Ultimately, the Giants had little reason to retain either player.
Cutting ties with Myers and Webster helps to add to the Giants’ projected $13.7MM in cap space. However, the Giants have a lot of work to do after an embarrassing 2013. The Giants have to rebuild offensive line, find playmakers to possibly supplant Hakeem Nicks and David Wilson, and bolster one of the league’s weakest defenses.