MARCH 3, 2017 NEW YORK GIANTS FREE AGENT RUMORS…
The negotiating period of NFL free agency begins on March 7th. ESPN is reporting the following:
- The Giants are not interested in unrestricted free agent running back Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings).
- Not only is the team interested in retaining defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (franchise player), but it is working hard to re-sign unrestricted free agent defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins.
- The Giants have also had talks to re-sign unrestricted free agents linebacker Keenan Robinson, right guard John Jerry, quarterback Josh Johnson, and cornerback Coty Sensabaugh.
- The Giants are pushing for a long-term deal with Pierre-Paul before free agency begins in order to reduce Pierre-Paul’s current $16.9 million 2017 franchise-player cap hit.
- The Giants are unlikely to match the $10 million-per-year contract that Hankins is expected to receive on the open market.
- The Giants are expected to tender restricted free agent defensive end Kerry Wynn at the lowest tender level, which will allow the team to match any offer from another team if they choose to do so.
For a listing of the team’s free agents, see the 2017 Free Agency Scorecard section of the website.
NEW YORK GIANTS COACHING STAFF CHANGES…
The New York Giants officially announced on Friday that they have promoted Rob Leonard to assistant defensive line coach. That position had been held by Jeff Zgonina, who was hired by the San Francisco 49ers as their new defensive line coach last month. Leonard has served as a defensive assistant with the Giants since 2013.
To fill Leonard’s old coaching position, the Giants hired Bobby Blick to be the team’s new defensive assistant. The Giants also have hired Pratik Patel as Director of Performance Nutrition/Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. Blick served as Army’s director of player personnel in 2016. Patel was the University of Oregon’s sports nutrition coach since October 2014. Fuller information on their bios is available in the Coaching Staff section of the website.
GIANTS INSIDER WITH MARC ROSS…
The video of a Giants Insider Q&A with Vice President of Player Evaluation Marc Ross is available at Giants.com.
- What should the Giants pay for Jason Pierre-Paul? We crunch the data and come up with the dollar amount by Seth Walder of The Daily News
- Brandon Marshall could be the missing piece for Giants, Eli Manning by Gary Myers of The Daily News
- Brandon Marshall is the tempting Odell partner Giants must resist by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post
- Why it will be hard for Giants to find an O-lineman in draft by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post
- NFL Combine 2017: List of draft prospects meeting with Giants, including OL Cam Robinson by Dan Duggan for NJ.com
- Reviewing Combine results of Giants’ offensive line draft picks under Jerry Reese by Dan Duggan for NJ.com
- Reviewing Combine results of Giants’ running back picks under Jerry Reese by Dan Duggan for NJ.com