With one voidable year remaining on his deal — $1 million base salary and $1.25 million prorated from signing bonus — the Giants have terminated the contract of Corey Webster. This transaction was only a matter of when, not if. Entering his age 32 season, Webster played 170 snaps in 2013 due to ankle and groin injuries (four games), and earned a PFF grade of -2.8 when active (-11.3 in 2012). Prior to taking his official place on Injured Reserve, Webster had been passed on the depth chart by journeyman corner Trumaine McBride.
Following his All-Pro caliber performance in the 2008 Super Bowl campaign, during which he recorded a career best 24 passes defensed, the Giants rewarded Webster with a 5-year $43.5 million dollar deal. He served as a staunch CB through the 2011 season until his movement became compromised by an aging body. Webster will test the free agent market, but he’s unlikely to receive much attention. Veteran’s minimum or retirement will be the alternatives.
Webster will exit East Rutherford as the franchise’s all-time leader in Passes Defensed (98), tied for tenth in interceptions (20), 14th in solo tackles (335), and 43rd in games played (121). So long, Corey. Thanks for the memories.