Will Beatty – Photo by USA Today Sports Images
Giants Re-Sign Will Beatty: The Giants have re-signed LT Will Beatty to a 5-year, $38.75 million contract that includes $19 million in guaranteed money and a $12.5 million signing bonus. Beatty was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on March 12.
“It’s good to be home,” Beatty said. “It’s a great feeling. You could be going through free agency, but when that happens a lot of stuff is going through your mind. That feeling is no longer there. You’re settled in with a great team, a team I love playing for. I know the coaching staff. I’m looking forward to getting back in it and moving forward.
“I’m glad I don’t have any of those free agency jitters to deal with. It’s settled, we’re done and we’re moving on. The contract is behind you – you just have to make sure you’re out there on the field and being a leader out there.”
“We are very pleased to get a new deal done with Will,” said General Manager Jerry Reese. “We believe he is one of the ascending left tackles in the NFL.”
“I thought I improved last year, playing the entire season,” Beatty said. “I want to get back on the field and keep ascending, keep rising. The sky’s the limit for me. I know there is still a lot more out there. I haven’t tapped into all of my potential yet. I’m looking forward to performing and growing each year.
“If it’s a money issue, that temptation (to hit the free agent market) would come in. But having this be my home team, I really didn’t want to go into free agency. This is the team that wanted me from college. This is the team that gave me my first chance. This team went to the Super Bowl. I saw so many great moments with this team and there are still so many more to come.”
Giants.com Q&A With OG Kevin Boothe: The video of a Q&A session with OG Kevin Boothe is available at Giants.com.
OT David Diehl on ESPN Radio: The audio of yesterday’s ESPN Radio interview with OT David Diehl is available at ESPN.com.
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