The Athletic’s Dan Duggan points out that right now the Giants are projected to have $48 million in cap space in 2021 and could get to $68 million by releasing OT Nate Solder and WR Golden Tate— assuming the 2021 cap doesn’t drop precipitously.
One of New York’s top priorities in 2021 will likely be an extension for RB Saquon Barkley, per Duggan.
Cutting Tate in 2021 would create $5 million in dead money and $6 million in cap space. Duggan adds receiver might be a need for New York in 2021.
The Giants could use some of their cap space on bolstering the offensive line, specifically center or tackle depending on how quick some young players develop.
If the Giants struggle to generate a pass rush again, finding an edge rusher in free agency potentially becomes much more of a priority. The same is true of cornerback.