Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
IRVING, Texas -- The New York Giants announced Sunday afternoon that they've extended cornerback Corey Webster's contract to 2013. The NFL Network's Adam Schefter is reporting the five-year contract is worth $43.5 million, $20 million of which is guaranteed.
It sounds like a staggering amount, but that's the going rate for a top-tier cornerback. Webster, a second-round pick in 2005, was benched early last season because of poor play. But he reclaimed his starting spot in the playoffs and played a remarkable stretch of football. Of course, it was Webster who had the key interception of Brett Favre in the NFC title game. In a short time, he's become recognized as one of the best in the game.
"Corey has been a outstanding person and player in his short career for the Giants," general manager Jerry Reese said. "He really came into his own the latter part of last year and that has carried over into the 2008 season where he has shown that he is one of the top corners in the league. We are very happy to get this deal done."
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