Could The New York Giants Release Corey Webster?

By Devin O'Barr
Corey Webster dives to make a tackle
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Corey Webster was once thought of as the future at cornerback for the New York Giants and now talks are swirling about the team asking him to take a pay cut in 2013. I can’t imagine the soon to be 31-year-old Webster will take very kindly to the decrease in pay, so don’t be surprised if he asks for a pink slip.

The Giants have to do something about the historically awful defense that took the field last year as they allowed a franchise worst 6,134 yards to opposing NFL offenses. Although the NFC East is often made a big joke with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys the Giants still have to be conscious about the passing attacks that Tony Romo and Robert Griffin III will posses for years to come.

Giants management has tried to rebuild the secondary even after giving Webster a six year deal back in 2008. Prince Akumara was selected with the 19th overall pick just two seasons ago and after an injury-riddled first year he turned the corner in 2012. Alongside Akumara is Jayron Hosley who was fantastic in his rookie season last year and looked like a lock-down corner next to Webster who was torched in the finale versus the Baltimore Ravens.

Even if Webster accepts a pay deduction I can’t imagine he will be happy about not getting the $7M he’s due in 2013. While talks have been quiet I wouldn’t be surprised if the Giants severed ties with Webster completely given the teams youth at cornerback and recent frustrations on defense.

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