The Giants signed OT Will Beatty to a five-year deal, the team announced Wednesday. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the deal is worth $38.75 million, andl reportedly has $19 million guaranteed.
Beatty, who turns 28 on Saturday, played in 16 games with 15 starts in 2012 and was set to enter free agency. He started the first 10 games of the 2011 season.
“It’s good to be home,” Beatty told the team's website. “It’s a great feeling. You could be going through free agency, but when that happens a lot of stuff is going through your mind. That feeling is no longer there. You’re settled in with a great team, a team I love playing for. I know the coaching staff. I’m looking forward to getting back in it and moving forward.
“I’m glad I don’t have any of those free agency jitters to deal with. It’s settled, we’re done and we’re moving on. The contract is behind you – you just have to make sure you’re out there on the field and being a leader out there.”
“We are very pleased to get a new deal done with Will,” GM Jerry Reese said. “We believe he is one of the ascending left tackles in the NFL.”
Beatty has played in 50 games with 31 starts in four seasons.