Per ESPN’s Field Yates, the Giants have done that with cornerback James Bradberry and linebacker Blake Martinez. The moves together have created $7.5 million against the cap.
With Bradberry, New York converted $8 million of salary into a signing bonus to create $4 million in cap space. For Martinez, $7 million in salary was converted to create $3.5 million in cap room. But that makes Bradberry’s cap hit $20.5 million in 2022 with Martinez’s cap hit $14 million.
The salary cap should start to go back up next year, but those cap hits illustrate that converting salary to a bonus often just means a team is delaying the inevitable consequences of a contract when making those conversions.
Giants restructure James Bradberry, Blake Martinez originally appeared on Pro Football Talk