The suspension of cornerback Eli Apple won’t affect the Giants on the field for the final week of 2017, because Apple hasn’t done much in recent weeks. The move will help the Giants considerably in 2018, if (as expected) they move on from Apple.

The suspension for conduct detrimental to the team will wipe out his otherwise guaranteed compensation for 2018 and 2019. Which means that the Giants can cut Apple and owe him nothing.

He’s currently due to make $1.827 million next year and $2.516 million in 2019, all of which is fully guaranteed. The invalidation of the guarantees will allow the Giants to dump him with no further financial obligation.