NY GIANTS' NEWS AND NOTES: BRANDON JACOBS, STEVE SMITH, CHANDLER JONES
Excerpt: "Good morning, New York Giants
fans! Here are your Saturday morning news and notes, including more information
about the release of running back <a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2224/brandon-jacobs">Brandon
release Brandon Jacobs as sides are unable to reach agreement |
Someone informed of the talks between the sides said the Giants
wanted to slash Jacobs’ total compensation for this upcoming season from $5
million to $1.5 million with the chance to earn more through incentives. The
person, who requested anonymity because the negotiations were to remain private,
said Jacobs was looking for $2 million per season in a multiyear deal.
The Giants, who were reportedly $9 million over the salary cap recently,
had to get under it by the start of the league year on Tuesday. With the $5
million they’ll save on Jacobs plus the $6.75 million they got back with a
renegotiation of Eli Manning’s
contract, they’re under." Read more...