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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2. Restructure Dexter Lawrence's contract

Another restructure that the Giants should consider is for Dexter Lawrence. Lawrence has solidified himself as one of the league's best interior defensive lineman. Like Thomas, he was also rewarded with a contract extension before last season, signing a four-year, $90 million deal.

One of the Giants' cornerstone pieces, Lawrence arguably had a better season in 2023 than he did in 2022. While his numbers were down compared to last season, Lawrence was able to once again dominate at the nose tackle position, earning himself a second-straight trip to the Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors. In 16 games, he had 53 total tackles, 4.5 sacks, seven tackles for loss and 21 quarterback hits. Fans will look at the dip in sack numbers and assume he had a "down year," but the film says the complete opposite.

Lawrence will likely be in the same role that Jeffrey Simmons was used in Tennessee under Shane Bowen. With defensive line coach Andre Patterson returning as well, Lawrence will still be dominating from the nose tackle position and should continue his dominance. Restructuring Lawrence's contract this year will save $12 million in space, something the Giants should definitely consider if they want more money to use in March and April.