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 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...