New York Giants: Big Blue Might Be Forced to Cut David Diehl, Corey Webster

Doug Rush@Doug_RushSenior Analyst IMarch 6, 2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 25: Corner back Corey Webster #23 of the New York Giants reacts after intercepting a pass against the Green Bay Packers during a game at MetLife Stadium on November 25, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
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We officially have less than a week until free agency in the NFL kicks off.

Up until now, the New York Giants have made three tough cuts on the team for 2013.

Veterans Michael Boley, Ahmad Bradshaw and Chris Canty were all released back in February and according to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, two more long-time veteran Giants could follow them out.


Corey Webster & David Diehl are coming off sub-par seasons and cost lots of money but Tom Coughlin wants them back:…

— Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) March 5, 2013



Both David Diehl and Corey Webster had sub-par 2012 seasons and they also have rather large contracts for 2013.

Webster is due $7 million in 2013 while Diehl is due $4.475 million, which is why they are both candidates to be cut before the next season.

If it were up to Giants head coach Tom Coughlin, he would keep both players on board for one more season with the team.

“I do,’’ Coughlin yesterday told The Post before a signing at Barnes and Noble on Fifth Avenue for “Earn The Right To Win,’’ his new book. “I think there’s no doubt they can definitely help the team. I do want them back. They can still contribute.’’

As much as Coughlin would love to have all of his players back, he knows the nature of the NFL business and how cruel it can be sometimes.

The one thing that might be able to save both of their jobs is if they both restructure and accept less money, because at both of their spots there isn't a whole lot of depth.

Webster in particular, especially since the secondary was either so young or injured in 2012, but he's got the bigger salary number.

I think if Sean Locklear recovers from the broken leg he suffered at the end of 2012, he'll be brought back and they will let Diehl walk away.

But Webster, I'm not so sure on anymore.

Before 2013, I was convinced Webster was a goner from this team, but now, I'd say he's 50/50.

Ultimately, Giants GM Jerry Reese will have the final say on whether or not Webster and Diehl will get to keep their jobs with the Giants or they will have to find new homes.

Stay tuned, Giants fans.