According to Tom Rock of Newsday and Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star Ledger, the New York Giants have asked offensive lineman Shawn Andrews and defensive tackle Rocky Bernard to rework their contracts.
This should come as no surprise. The Giants already said they intend to cut Shaun O’Hara and Rich Seubert on Thursday, attempting to come under the salary cap.
They won’t be the only ones asked, but they are the two that anyone knows of right now.
Andrews likely has the opportunity to play left tackle or guard now, with David Diehl sliding over to replace Seubert if the Giants like Andrews at tackle better. Either at guard or tackle, Andrews’ window to start on the left side of the line increased dramatically today.
In my honest opinion, I felt the Giants should just release Bernard. If they are going to release two Pro Bowl caliber players, one would think they would release a non factor backup defensive player who makes more than the both of them.
That move is questionable, but if they get him to slash his salary in half, then maybe I can see why they would keep him around.
Shawn Andrews is saying on his Twitter account that he and the team could not come to an agreement, and he will likely be cut.
The following are both tweets from Andrews’ confirmed Twitter accounts.
I’ve Had A Cuffin Blast In NY/NJ….. Time To Keep Grinding & Git Er Done!!!! Nothing But Respect