Giants start slow, sign new center

David Baas

Due to the new provisions of the collective bargaining agreement, every team expects huge turnovers and roster shakeups. 

The $120 million salary cap has put a pinch on many teams already over the threshold and the Giants are no different — starting the week $11.3 million over the limit. This has made many players vulnerable to the dreaded cap casualty predicament and forced Big Blue into reworking contracts, bringing in cheaper talent, or outright releasing veterans.  

As of yesterday, New York asked multiple players to restructure deals to get under the cap. Some obliged, while most like offensive lineman Shawn Andrews and defensive tackle Rocky Bernard were sent packing.

 The Giants wasted no time in trying to fill the various holes on the O-line — specifically Shaun O’Hara’s spot — as they signed center David Baas from the 49ers. Baas is a six-year vet who can also play both guard spots. It’s a shrewd move by Big Blue who have discarded three key offensive linemen since the lockout ended Monday.



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