One of the NFL’s best developing cornerbacks has been given a huge raise by the New York Giants. Corey Webster, the Giants’ right cornerback has been awarded a 5-year, $43-million contract extension that will run through 2013 and includes $20 million in guaranteed money. Had the Giants not extended his contract, Webster would be a free agent after the 2008/09 season. This season, Webster has three interceptions and two forced fumbles.
Webster was drafted in the second round of the 2005 NFL draft, going 43rd overall to the Giants. He was benched early on in the ’05 season, but later moved up in the depth chart when fellow cornerback Sam Madison suffered a sports hernia. Webster is definitely a clutch player with huge games in the NFC wild card game last year as well as the NFC championship game when he sealed the deal with an interception on Brett Favre at the end of the game. In the Super Bowl, Webster limited Patriots’ wide receiver Randy Moss to 5 catches.