Feb 5, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Giants guard David Diehl holds his daughter Addison Diehl and the Lombardi Trophy after Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Giants Report: David Diehl Stays With Team

There has been much discussion over the fate of 10 year veteran Tackle David Diehl.  Diehl was due approx. 4.5 million and had a cap number of over 6 million.  The versatile and durable offensive lineman has certainly seen his skills diminish, but his leadership, versatility, and ability to pass on his knowledge is worth something to the New York Giants.

The details of a deal are still filtering in, and the discussion might be whether David re-structures or simply plays for less without getting more guaranteed money or extending the length of his current contract.

Either way the entirety of David’s career needs to be studied to understand his true value.  Those two Super Bowls and 80 game start streak still count for something.  Hopefully David will be a Giant for life, and bow out gracefully when the time comes.

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  • big daddy

    DDs time has come, he is right now the worst offensive lineman in the NFL. When I saw what the Jets DeVito did to him I was embarrassed, he man handled him like a rag doll. I hope he spends his time on the bench for a just in case moment and Mosley wins the ROT position. It’s bad having DD around but at least Blackburn won’t be here. I liked these two guys, they played hard and did the best they could from the first moment they arrived in Giants stadium. But their time is up and DD hopefully will never have to actually get in another game again, this I think will be his last year. Unless some how he gets fixed up a little and dedicates himself to the weight room and adding agility with hard work, maybe just maybe he will become serviceable again, I doubt it though.