EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants signed cornerback Leon Hall earlier this week to improve their defensive backfield. He’s a potential versatile toy at defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo’s disposal.
But the investment in Hall is not all that substantial. Guess that is what happens when a 31-year-old cornerback is coming off back surgery and has been slowed by injuries the past few years.
Here are the contract details:
Total compensation: $1.5 million
Base salary: $1.385 million
Signing bonus: $115K
Total guarantee: $115K
Roster bonus: $500K ($31,250 per game)
Cap Number: $1,437,500
What does this all really mean? The Giants aren’t heavily invested in Hall. They can sever ties before he ever plays a game, if warranted. It will cost them $115K.
The Giants also remain healthy with the salary cap. They’re still $12 million under the cap, according to NFL Players Association records. Only eight teams have more money available for the 2016 season.