Giants rework DT Dexter Lawrence's deal, clear $7.5M

League: NFL

Posted on: 21 Mar, 2024 at 03:09 PM

Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants restructured defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence's contract to clear $7.5 million in salary cap space, ESPN reported Thursday.

The Giants converted $10 million of the two-time Pro Bowl selection's base salary into a signing bonus, per the report. The team had been about $2.5 million over the cap before reworking the deal.

Lawrence, 26, signed a four-year, $90 million extension with the Giants in May 2023.

Lawrence made his second straight Pro Bowl in 2023, starting 16 games and contributing 4.5 sacks, 21 quarterback hits and 53 tackles.

The 2019 first-round pick (17th overall) has recorded 21 sacks, 79 QB hits, 266 tackles and four forced fumbles in 80 games (73 starts) with the Giants.

--Field Level Media