O'Hara talks contract, health

July, 25, 2011
7/25/11
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Center Shaun O’Hara told reporters he doesn’t see why he should have to re-do his contract.

“I don’t see why that should be an issue as long as I’m healthy,” O’Hara said Monday, according to the Bergen (N.J.) Record.

O’Hara is slated to make $3.45 this season in base salary. He missed 10 games last season due to injury, and underwent offseason ankle/foot surgery.

The veteran told the newspaper he’s feeling “pretty good.” But he cautioned that he hadn’t seen the team’s medical staff because of the lockout, and isn’t sure if he’ll be 100 percent healthy by the start of training camp.

The Giants may ask O'Hara to re-do his deal and play for more favorable wages because they are already $6.1 million over the projected $120 million cap, according to ESPN NFL senior writer John Clayton, and still have to re-sign several key players.

Offensive lineman Shawn Andrews is another candidate who will likely be asked to take a pay cut. Andrews would be slated to make $7.5 million in 2011 if the Giants bring him back under his current contract.

O’Hara was at an autograph signing at Hillsborough (N.J.) High School to help Ian Progin, a friend who is fighting brain cancer.

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