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RoanokeFan
03-08-2012, 11:34 AM
GIANTS RE-SIGN JAKE BALLARD AND BRUCE JOHNSON, ELI MANNING RESTRUCTURES CONTRACT (http://www.giants101.com/2012/03/08/new-york-giants-re-sign-jake-ballard-and-bruce-johnson/)

"The <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with New York Giants" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/" rel="tag nofollow">New York
Giants</a> have re-signed both cornerback <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Bruce Johnson" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/bruce-johnson/" rel="tag nofollow">Bruce
Johnson</a> and tight end <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Jake Ballard" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/jake-ballard/" rel="tag nofollow">Jake
Ballard</a>, per NFLPA records.



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Giants</a> tight end <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Jake Ballard" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/jake-ballard/" rel="tag nofollow">Jake
Ballard</a> (85) listens to quarterback <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Eli Manning" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/eli-manning/" rel="tag nofollow">Eli
Manning</a> (10) during practice for the NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis February 3, 2012. The
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According to the records filed at the NFLPA, Ballard has been re-signed for
one-year and $540,000, while Johnson signed a similar one-year, $540,000 tender.
Both players were exclusive rights free agents.</p>


Under the rules of the CBA, all exclusive rights free agents must re-sign
with their team if an offer is made.</p>


<a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Eli Manning" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/eli-manning/" rel="tag nofollow">Eli
Manning</a> restructures contract.</p>


Ralph Vacchiano of the New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Daily News reports (https://twitter.com/#%21/TheBlueScreen/status/177790258912567296) <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Eli Manning" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/eli-manning/" rel="tag nofollow">Eli
Manning</a> restructured his contract. <span class="messageBody" data-ft="{&quot;type&quot;:3}">His 2012 salary drops from $10.75 million to $1.75 million,
and his overall cap hit drops to $9.6 million – nearly $7 million less than what
it was. There is $9 million guaranteed that will be spread out over the
remainder of his deal.</span></p>


<span class="messageBody" data-ft="{&quot;type&quot;:3}">Marc Ross making the
scouting rounds…</span></p>


<span class="messageBody" data-ft="{&quot;type&quot;:3}">Director of college scouting,
Marc Ross, attended </span>the GA Tech. Pro Day on Wednesday and will be
attending the Clemson Pro Day today."</p>ELI RESTRUCTURES, CREATES CAP ROOM FOR GIANTS (http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2012/03/eli-restructures-creates-cap-room-for-giants)

Excerpt: "A little more than a month after Eli Manning helped the Giants to the Super
Bowl championship, he’s helped them in their attempt to keep the champs
together.


The two-time Super Bowl MVP agreed to a sizeable, but simple,
restructuring of his contract which clears approximately $6.75 million in salary
cap space for the Giants in 2012. Manning doesn’t lose any money. He simply gets
more of his money. But the help was huge for a team that had been currently
projected to be over the expected 2012 cap.

According to two sources who
saw the terms of the restructuring, Manning was due a salary of $10.75 million
in 2012. The Giants converted $9 million of that into a guarantee, lowering his
base salary to $1.75 million. It’s not known if they paid him the money up front
(like a signing bonus) or simply guaranteed it. Either way, he still gets all
$10.75 million, but for salary cap purposes the team is now able to spread $9
million of it over the final four seasons of his contract.

That means,
instead of counting for $16.35 million against the 2012 salary cap, Manning now
counts for just $9.6 million. However, it increases his cap number by $2.25
million in each of the final three years of his deal.

The actual
salaries of Manning’s final three seasons appear to be untouched. He’s still
scheduled to make $13 million in 2013, $15.15 million in 2014 and $17 million in
2015, just in base salaries alone. His cap numbers for those years are now
$20.85 million (in 2013), $20.4 million (in 2014) and $19.75 million (in
2015).

It’s not immediately clear how far under the salary cap the
Giants are, in part because the NFL still hasn’t released the official salary
cap numbers for 2012. They had been estimated to be anywhere from $2-9 million
over the projected cap, though that was before they re-signed WR Domenik Hixon
(one year, $615,000) and placed the “franchise tag” on P Steve Weatherford (one
year, approximately $2.6 million).

The Giants may still have some
restructuring to do to get far enough under the cap to do anything in free
agency. One easy way to get under would be to cut running back Brandon Jacobs,
which would be a cap savings of $4.9 million. He will be cut before free agency
begins on Tuesday at 4 p.m., unless he agrees to a major paycut before then." Read more...
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(http://www.giants101.com/2012/03/08/new-york-giants-re-sign-jake-ballard-and-bruce-johnson/)

RoanokeFan
03-08-2012, 11:43 AM
Reese is putting his game plan into effect.

Bohemian
03-08-2012, 12:05 PM
Reese is putting his game plan into effect.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7edeOEuXdMU

RoanokeFan
03-08-2012, 12:09 PM
Reese is putting his game plan into effect.
<a href="%20%20http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7edeOEuXdMU">

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7edeOEuXdMU (%20%20http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7edeOEuXdMU)</a>

RoanokeFan
03-08-2012, 12:09 PM
Reese is putting his game plan into effect.
<a href="%20%20http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7edeOEuXdMU">

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7edeOEuXdMU (%20%20http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7edeOEuXdMU)</a>

swimeasy
03-08-2012, 12:11 PM
Reese is putting his game plan into effect.


LOL, the machine is rolling at full throttle now. [:D]

RoanokeFan
03-08-2012, 12:19 PM
Reese is putting his game plan into effect.


LOL, the machine is rolling at full throttle now. [:D]


The less CAP room you have, the more challenging the GM's job is. Reese has really done a great job acquiring talent we need, including developing players not quite ready for prime time.

NYG4lifeNYK
03-08-2012, 12:20 PM
YES!!! THANK YOU ELI



Time to repeat!! [B]

BigBlue1971
03-08-2012, 12:20 PM
nice job by Eli to restructure! </P>


i expect JR to do a good job keeping and getting who we need!</P>

NYFan221
03-08-2012, 12:21 PM
now eveyone saying manning should restructure can stfu...

NJGIANTinNC
03-08-2012, 12:43 PM
A free agent must resign doesn't sound like a free agent to me.

myles2424
03-08-2012, 12:43 PM
But but but but,we don't have any $$ & won't even be able to resign our own players - %99 of board members...

NYG4lifeNYK
03-08-2012, 12:49 PM
...and the man crush for Eli grows stronger..... [:$]

GMenNY21
03-08-2012, 12:50 PM
Good news indeed

TheEnigma
03-08-2012, 12:52 PM
This is a great picture

http://gallery.fotoglif.com/fotoglif/images/medium/idgvxo6tthtm.jpg

"Could you throw the ball to me more, Eli?"

"Don't bring that Plaxico and Shockey crap on my doorstep youngin or I'ma slap you."

MattMeyerBud
03-08-2012, 12:54 PM
But but but but,we don't have any $$ &amp; won't even be able to resign our own players - %99 of board members...

i think you are being too literal with that point

i think they were referring to the players that would cost more than 1.6 mil by themselves

NYG4lifeNYK
03-08-2012, 01:00 PM
This is a great picture

http://gallery.fotoglif.com/fotoglif/images/medium/idgvxo6tthtm.jpg

"Could you throw the ball to me more, Eli?"

"Don't bring that Plaxico and Shockey crap on my doorstep youngin or I'ma slap you."

LMFAO well played [B]

ny06
03-08-2012, 01:25 PM
Two good signings. I expect Ballard to be ready by the time the 2012 season begins. </P>


And Bruce Johnson showed some promise before he got injured. </P>


These are the kind of moves that don't grab headlines, but nonetheless are important to a team. </P>


Edit: I was hoping Ballard would be ready to go for the beginning of the season, but realistically it's not possible. </P>

RoanokeFan
03-08-2012, 01:28 PM
Two good signings. I expect Ballard to be ready by the time the 2012 season begins. </p>


And Bruce Johnson showed some promise before he got injured. </p>


These are the kind of moves that don't grab headlines, but nonetheless are important to a team. </p>

They have already said we should expect both Ballard and Beckum to start the season on PUP

slickj966
03-08-2012, 01:37 PM
Good post. Eli being a team player...i still agree we should dump Brandon Jacobs...hes skill set is no longer worth the cap hit.

egyptian420
03-08-2012, 01:40 PM
Why is it that I feel happier about the Bruce Johnson signing than the Ballard one?

MattMeyerBud
03-08-2012, 01:42 PM
Why is it that I feel happier about the Bruce Johnson signing than the Ballard one?


because if we're lucky Ballard will be ready by the time PUP ends

egyptian420
03-08-2012, 01:46 PM
Why is it that I feel happier about the Bruce Johnson signing than the Ballard one?


because if we're lucky Ballard will be ready by the time PUP ends

Yea, I think he will play half the season if we're lucky, and if we get a TE in the first round of the draft, we probably won't see much of Ballard next season

DemandedAce
03-08-2012, 01:52 PM
Good on ya Eli! You're the man excellent job!

timmytimm3
03-08-2012, 02:46 PM
Great news!

@ egyptian420- LOVE the signature. JPP is a true athletic freak.

And he's only going to get better.....

nygsb42champs
03-08-2012, 03:56 PM
I am glad Ballard resigned, lets just hope he is healthy. Great job by Eli.

Kase-1
03-08-2012, 04:43 PM
Im happy that we got both of these guys back.

Johnson was a late round pick that actually played pretty well before he got hurt, hell ya can never have too many DBs

MattMeyerBud
03-08-2012, 04:50 PM
Im happy that we got both of these guys back.

Johnson was a late round pick that actually played pretty well before he got hurt, hell ya can never have too many DBs




**** man, we don't have enough right now...

i think we only have like 4 under contract

Kase-1
03-08-2012, 04:58 PM
Im happy that we got both of these guys back.

Johnson was a late round pick that actually played pretty well before he got hurt, hell ya can never have too many DBs




**** man, we don't have enough right now...

i think we only have like 4 under contract
Off the top of my head Id say we now have 6

KP, Rolle, Sash, Webby, Prince, and Bruce Bruce






http://jokes.mtvnimages.com/images/jokes_vertical/video/j_ccp/j_ccp_07_0703/j_ccp_07_0703_05_v6.jpg

egyptian420
03-08-2012, 08:18 PM
Great news!

@ egyptian420- LOVE the signature. JPP is a true athletic freak.

And he's only going to get better.....
lol thanks....i catch myself watching it over and over every now and then...I can't get enough of seeing Romo going down like that

JPP could be the next Strahan, I honestly wouldn't be surprised if he led the league in sacks next year if he plays all 16 games, God willing

heavyhitter
03-08-2012, 08:28 PM
<font size="2">So as of now, they have Ballard and Pascoe under contract, right? </font>

NYGRealityCheck
03-08-2012, 09:17 PM
Reese is putting his game plan into effect.


Restructing Eli's contract was not a surprising move as Reese is trying to bring the Giants under the team salary cap figure, which will come out soon.

Here's Eli's restructed contract.
http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/new-york-giants/eli-manning/

It was very similar to Big Ben's restructing two weeks ago.

Both these QBs' restructured contracts have helped their respective teams with the 2012 team salary cap. However, they will end up making around $20 million/year for 2013,2014,and 2015.

Hopefully, the salary cap for those years will have a higher increase to help accommodate that.

The main focus is still with the current year's salary cap.

Harooni
03-08-2012, 09:45 PM
great news. just waiting on the cuts.

RoanokeFan
03-08-2012, 09:49 PM
great news. just waiting on the cuts.

That should be interesting

Harooni
03-08-2012, 09:57 PM
great news. just waiting on the cuts.

That should be interesting


should be mon-tues we will hear something

RoanokeFan
03-08-2012, 10:07 PM
great news. just waiting on the cuts.

That should be interesting


should be mon-tues we will hear something

Let's hope. Jacobs may well be a casualty as, it seems, is McKenzie

gmen46
03-08-2012, 10:19 PM
Great news!

@ egyptian420- LOVE the signature. JPP is a true athletic freak.

And he's only going to get better.....
lol thanks....i catch myself watching it over and over every now and then...I can't get enough of seeing Romo going down like that

JPP could be the next Strahan, I honestly wouldn't be surprised if he led the league in sacks next year if he plays all 16 games, God willing


Well, the team should lead in sacks, at any rate. He WILL get doubled and at times triple teamed more, from next year on. But then who's going to account for Tuck? For Osi? For Kiwi, and at time Tolly?

Don't want to be the line coach and OC for our opponents. Little sleep for them on Sunday nights, HA!

The more I watch that grif, the more I become mesmerized. He looks like a pterodactyl swooping in for his dinner. You can't duck those wings, man.

Or, as Brady likes to put it, that "forest".

XxBigWhitxX
03-08-2012, 10:20 PM
great news. just waiting on the cuts.

That should be interesting


should be mon-tues we will hear something

Let's hope.* Jacobs may well be a casualty as, it seems, is McKenzie
I have Canty as the surprise cut.

JJC7301
03-08-2012, 10:25 PM
I loved reading this today. I really hope that we just bring an inexpensive veteran in to help Pascoe hold the position until Ballard gets back. Don't spend the money when you don't have to.

Ballard is legit and inexpensive.

NYGRealityCheck
03-08-2012, 10:25 PM
great news. just waiting on the cuts.

That should be interesting


should be mon-tues we will hear something

Let's hope.* Jacobs may well be a casualty as, it seems, is McKenzie


McKenzie wouldn't be a cut. He's an expected free agent starting next week. The Giants have no plans to re-sign him. Thanks to McKenzie for all those years and farewell to him.

JJC7301
03-08-2012, 10:25 PM
Reese is putting his game plan into effect.


Restructing Eli's contract was not a surprising move as Reese is trying to bring the Giants under the team salary cap figure, which will come out soon.

Here's Eli's restructed contract.
http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/new-york-giants/eli-manning/

It was very similar to Big Ben's restructing two weeks ago.

Both these QBs' restructured contracts have helped their respective teams with the 2012 team salary cap. However, they will end up making around $20 million/year for 2013,2014,and 2015.

Hopefully, the salary cap for those years will have a higher increase to help accommodate that.

The main focus is still with the current year's salary cap.
That's what stinks about restructuring -- just kicking the can down the road.

gmen46
03-08-2012, 10:39 PM
Reese is putting his game plan into effect.


Restructing Eli's contract was not a surprising move as Reese is trying to bring the Giants under the team salary cap figure, which will come out soon.

Here's Eli's restructed contract.
http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/new-york-giants/eli-manning/

It was very similar to Big Ben's restructing two weeks ago.

Both these QBs' restructured contracts have helped their respective teams with the 2012 team salary cap. However, they will end up making around $20 million/year for 2013,2014,and 2015.

Hopefully, the salary cap for those years will have a higher increase to help accommodate that.

The main focus is still with the current year's salary cap.
That's what stinks about restructuring -- just kicking the can down the road.

But the road does get bigger from year to year. Don't forget that.

We're just in the transition period between CBAs, where the cap took a couple steps back ward, and we're one of several teams caught in the vice.

After next year it should start looking better for us in that regard.

JJC7301
03-08-2012, 10:47 PM
Reese is putting his game plan into effect.


Restructing Eli's contract was not a surprising move as Reese is trying to bring the Giants under the team salary cap figure, which will come out soon.

Here's Eli's restructed contract.
http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/new-york-giants/eli-manning/

It was very similar to Big Ben's restructing two weeks ago.

Both these QBs' restructured contracts have helped their respective teams with the 2012 team salary cap. However, they will end up making around $20 million/year for 2013,2014,and 2015.

Hopefully, the salary cap for those years will have a higher increase to help accommodate that.

The main focus is still with the current year's salary cap.
That's what stinks about restructuring -- just kicking the can down the road.

But the road does get bigger from year to year. Don't forget that.

We're just in the transition period between CBAs, where the cap took a couple steps back ward, and we're one of several teams caught in the vice.

After next year it should start looking better for us in that regard.
Hope you're right because otherwise I'd suggest cutting Eli to save a lot of money. ;)

THE_New_York_Giants
03-08-2012, 10:54 PM
Wow.. This shows what a team player Eli is. I never would have taken a cut that steep. Maybe he doesn't need the money or something. He seems to live well within his means.

charles355
03-08-2012, 11:37 PM
guys... he's not taking a pay cut... he just reverse a 10+M salary into a signing bonus for the remaining of his contract

we're getting space for the cap...
he's getting the same money now..
he counts less this year (but still received a check)
he will count more the next 3 years

Joe Morrison
03-08-2012, 11:59 PM
guys... he's not taking a pay cut... he just reverse a 10+M salary into a signing bonus for the remaining of his contract we're getting space for the cap... he's getting the same money now.. he counts less this year (but still received a check) he will count more the next 3 years</P>


Bruce Johnson, did he pay the GMEN to stick around!</P>