Sep 30, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants tackle Will Beatty (65) walks off the field after the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.The Eagles defeated The Giants 19-17. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants Re-Sign Will Beatty


The New York Giants did not want to risk losing starting left tackle Will Beatty before the start of free agency, so the team has locked him up to a five-year deal that will keep him off of the open market.

According to Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger, Beatty’s new deal is worth up to $38.5 million, with $12.5 million signing bonus and $19 million guaranteed.

It was a smart move by the Giants to lock up the former second-round pick before the start of free agency. This year, a number of top notch offensive tackles will be on the open market which could result in a bidding war that could drive up the asking price for a player like Beatty.

By signing him now, they ensure he will not leave the team and they get him at a fair and reasonable price.

 

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