The New York Giants have released veteran guard Kevin Zeitler. This move saves the Giants at least $10 million in salary cap space. The release comes after the NFL’s salary cap was reduced by eight percent from 2020 to 2021.
The NFL’s Ian Rapoport reported the news on Wednesday afternoon, via Twitter.
The #Giants are releasing veteran guard Kevin Zeitler, clearing nearly $10 million in cap space. Even in a tough free agent market, Zeitler will be in demand considering how well he played.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 10, 2021
Zeitler has been in the league since 2012, playing for the Bengals, the Browns and the Giants. He was sent to the Giants in the trade that brought Odell Beckham, Jr. to Cleveland.
In 2017, the Browns made Zeitler the highest paid offensive guard in the entire league. The deal was worth $60 million over five years. This contract was sent to the Giants, forcing them to cut him to make other moves in the offseason as the cap shrinks in 2021. Zeitler is now a free agent and may sign with any team he wishes.
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