The Giants converted $7.5 million of Zeitler’s base salary into a signing bonus.
New York now has $14.5 million in cap room per Dan Duggan, which provides flexibility to both sign their rookies and add veterans to patch holes after the draft.
Zeitler was traded to the Giants by the Browns as a part of the deal for WR Odell Beckham.
Zeitler, 28, was taken in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft out of Wisconsin. He played out the final year of his four-year, $7.544 million rookie contract when the Bengals elected to pick up his fifth-year option.
From there, the Browns signed Zeitler to a five-year, $60 million deal that included $31.5 million guaranteed in 2017.
In 2018, Zeitler appeared in all 16 games for the Browns and is rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 6 guard out of 77 qualifying players.