New York Giants May Make Stronger Push for FB Vonta Leach: According to The Daily News, the Giants might make a more aggressive effort to sign unrestricted free agent FB Vonta Leach, who was released by the Ravens earlier this month. The paper says the Giants had hoped to sign Leach to a 1-year, veteran-minimum type contract, but to lure Leach, it will take more a more attractive offer. Leach has supposedly drawn interest from eight teams, including the Miami Dolphins, who have over $17 million in salary cap room and who are still considered the favorites to sign Leach. The Daily News is reporting that the Giants have remained in contact with Leach and are considering raising their offer.
It remains to be seen if the Giants can compete financially for Leach’s services. The Giants are believed to be only about $3.3 million under the salary cap and they still have to sign OL Justin Pugh (1st round pick) and QB Ryan Nassib (4th round pick) and attempt to re-sign WR Victor Cruz to a long-term deal. The Daily News says Leach has no intention of signing a 1-year contract, nor a veteran minimum deal.
The Daily News reports the reason for the Giants’ more aggressive stance is the injury concern with FB Henry Hynoski. Hynoski injured the MCL and fractured the lateral plateau in his left knee on the first day of Organized Team Activity (OTA) workouts on May 22. Hynoski underwent surgery two days later. He hopes to return by the start of the regular season but The Daily News is reporting that the Giants are not sure he can return by that time.