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MARCH 12, 2016 NEW YORK GIANTS FREE AGENT NEWS AND RUMORS…
The official NFL free agency signing period began on Wednesday. Here is the latest news and rumors regarding the New York Giants:
- The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the New York Giants have expressed interest in unrestricted free agent offensive tackle Donald Penn (Oakland Raiders). The Seahawks and Raiders are also said to be interested in his services. The 32-year old Penn was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Minnesota Vikings after the 2006 NFL Draft. He has played for the Vikings (2006), Buccaneers (2006-2013), and Raiders (2014-2015). For the past eight seasons, Penn has not missed a game and been a starter in every contest. He’s a very solid pass protector at left tackle.
- ESPN reports that the New York Giants remain interested in unrestricted free agent left tackle Russell Okung (Seattle Seahawks). Okung visited the Giants on Friday and the Detroit Lions on Saturday, but left without a contract. NFL.com is now reporting that he will visit the Pittsburgh Steelers next. The Seahawks and 49ers are also said to be interested in his services. Okung is representing himself in contract negotiations. The 28-year old Okung was originally drafted in the 1st round (6th overall pick) of the 2010 NFL Draft. Okung needed left shoulder surgery to repair a dislocation suffered in the 2015 playoffs and reportedly is still recovering from that procedure.
- FOXSports out of Indianapolis had reported that the New York Giants expressed interest in unrestricted free agent linebacker Jerrell Freeman (Indianapolis Colts), but Freeman signed with the Chicago Bears on Saturday.
- NJ.com reports the New York Giants had some interest in unrestricted free agent guard Jeff Allen (Kansas City Chiefs), but Allen signed with the Houston Texans.