4 salary cap decisions the Giants will have to make in 2024

With free agency and the draft around the corner, the Giants need to do these things to save money

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It goes without saying, but this is a crucial offseason for the NY Giants, as 2023 didn't go as planned and they need results now in order to get the organization back on track. They're still just one year removed from a playoff win that no one expected, but they horribly miscalculated, leading to a 6-11 stinker of a season in 2023.

To start the process, they're going to need to clear some cap space. Right now, the Giants have approximately $26 million in space, factor in around $8 million to sign their draft class and they're left with $18 million to operate with in free agency.

There are always ways to work with the salary cap and moves will certainly be made by Joe Schoen and Co. in the coming weeks to prepare. With that being said, here are four moves the Giants can make to clear up a good chunk of change that they'll need:

4. Cut Mark Glowinski

This is likely the easiest decision management will have to make this offseason. Cutting Mark Glowinski saves about $5.6 million in what was always essentially a two-year deal when it was constructed. Since signing a three-year, $18 million deal in March of 2022, Glowinski hasn't been all that strong for a struggling Giants offensive line.

Glowinski's 2023 campaign was certainly one to forget, as the veteran guard saw a huge dip in playing time, starting just six games. In 2022, Glowinski started 16 games and appeared in 98 percent of the offensive snaps. This past season? Only 59 percent of offensive snaps. In those snaps, Glowinski allowed six sacks and four penalties. He allowed five sacks and committed three penalties all of 2022.

The writing was on the wall when Glownski was benched numerous times this past season and routinely subbed in as a sixth offensive lineman. This makes way for the Giants to hopefully sign a top guard on the market, such as Michael Onwenu from the Patriots or even Robert Hunt from the Dolphins. Cutting ties with Glowinski is a no-brainer.