The Giants specifically converted $7.5M of Solder’s base salary to a fully guaranteed roster bonus. However, he’s still owed $13 million in 2019 and another $14 million in 2021.
New York came into the week with the least amount of cap room in the NFL, so they could use some breathing room for the season.
Solder, 31, is a former first-round pick of the Patriots back in 2011. He played seven seasons for the Patriots before agreeing to a four-year, $62 million contract with the Giants last year.
In 2018, Solder appeared in all 16 games for the Giants and made 16 starts at left tackle and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 21 offensive tackle out of 80 qualifying players.