Giants reach deal with CB Webster

The Yankees have been throwing around millions, and the New York Giants are doing the same.

Hours before the Giants took the field to play the Cowboys in a colossal NFC East matchup, New York reached an agreement with free-agent-to-be cornerback Corey Webster on a five-year, $43.5 million deal that includes $20 million guaranteed.

Webster was one of the Giants’ postseason heroes during last season’s Super Bowl run, and he would have commanded millions on the open market this offseason. But the Giants took him off the open market Sunday, locking him down the way Webster normally does with receivers.

“Corey has been a outstanding person and player in his short career for the Giants,” said general manager Jerry Reese. “He really came into his own the latter part of last year and that has carried over into the 2008 season, where he has shown that he is one of the top corners in the league.

“We are very happy to get this deal done.”

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