Andrews likely to be released, Boothe agrees to contract

July, 26, 2011
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The Giants might also cut another offensive lineman on Thursday. Left tackle Shawn Andrews, who played in 13 games and started seven last season, tweeted that he and the team failed to rework the six-year, $32-million contract he signed last year.

Andrews also did not rule out a potential return at a more cap-friendly number but he tweeted thanks to GM Jerry Reese and co-owner John Mara.

"Myself & Big Blue Couldn't Come To An Agreement On A Favorable Contract, But "IT AIN'T OVA" Thanks 4 Trusting In Me!!!" he tweeted.

A source also confirmed that the Giants were talking to defensive tackle Rocky Bernard about modifying his deal, which has a $2.95 million base number for this year. That was first reported by the Newark Star-Ledger.

Bottom line, the Giants are trying to create salary cap space.

Andrews is scheduled to make $7.5 million this season. When healthy, Andrews is capable of being the starter at left tackle for the Giants. But he had back issues that kept him out of three straight games last season.

The Giants did make one move to bring an offensive lineman back, agreeing to terms with versatile backup Kevin Boothe to a two-year deal, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Boothe did a good job filling in at guard and even center due to injuries last season to the offensive line.
Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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