NJ.com – New York Giants Interested in Signing Top Cornerback: According to NJ.com, multiple sources say the New York Giants are seriously interested in signing a top-tier cornerback in free agency to pair with CB Prince Amukamara. Per previous reports, the Giants pursued CB Sam Shields, who re-signed with the Green Bay Packers, and are still pursuing CB Alterraun Verner (Tennessee Titans).
New York Daily News – New York Giants Not Pursuing Top Offensive Linemen: According to The New York Daily News, “several agents for some of the top offensive linemen on the market were privately wondering why they hadn’t heard from the Giants.” The Daily News is reporting that prices for offensive linemen are more expensive than anticipated and the talent is not overly impressive. The paper speculates that the Giants may be waiting to pick up linemen in the second-tier free agent market or focus on the offensive line-rich 2014 NFL Draft.
NJ.com -New York Giants Still Interested in Jameel McClain: According to NJ.com, the New York Giants are still interested in unrestricted free agent linebacker Jameel McClain, who was cut by the Baltimore Ravens last month in a salary cap-related move. McClain visited the Giants last Thursday and has also drawn interest from the Buffalo Bills and Minnesota Vikings.
Hakeem Nicks Talks About Possible Free Agent Destinations: Unrestricted free agent wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (New York Giants) told ESPN on Sunday that he is still thinking primarily of signing a long-term contract. He also mentioned some of the teams that he is interested in possibly signing with:
Ideally this is what I want: I want to go to a team where I’m the missing link. There are a number of teams that I have my eye on once I hit the market. I know if I went to a place like Indianapolis I would be dangerous with a quarterback like Andrew Luck. I can see myself catching passes from Cam Newton or even Philip Rivers. Players have already started to reach out to me from other teams saying they would love for me to come join them. I just want to make it clear that I want a long-term deal and I want to be happy. I’m excited about talking to teams and making it work.
Newsday – Chris Snee Pay Cut Will Happen, But Not Soon: Newsday is reporting that the New York Giants and right guard Chris Snee will agree to a salary restructure/pay cut this offseason. But since the Giants do not need immediate salary cap relief, the new contract will probably be signed later in the offseason. Snee is set to make $6.75 million in salary in 2014 (the final year of his contract) and will count $11.75 million against the team’s 2014 salary cap unless the Giants and Snee agree to a pay cut.
New York Giants Interested in DE/DT Arthur Jones and CB Alterraun Verner: According to The Tennessean, the New York Giants are one of several teams interested in unrestricted free agent cornerback Alterraun Verner (Tennessee Titans). The other teams are supposedly the Detroit Lions, Pittsburgh Steelers, St. Louis Rams, Minnesota Vikings, and New York Jets.
Meanwhile, The Ravens Insider is reporting that the Giants are interested in unrestricted free agent defensive end/tackle Arthur Jones (Baltimore Ravens). The Tennessee Titans and Washington Redskins are also said to be interested in Jones.
The New York Daily News is reporting that the Giants were also interested in unrestricted free agent cornerback Sam Shields (Green Bay Packers), but the Packers re-signed Shields on Saturday (4-year, $39 million deal).
Hakeem Nicks Trying to Convince Teams He is Healthy, “Receptive” to Returning to Giants: According to ESPN, unrestricted free agent WR Hakeem Nicks (New York Giants) and his agent have circulated medical assurances to NFL teams “from two of the nation’s leading specialists that past foot and knee injuries should not inhibit the wide receiver’s 2014 season.”
ESPN is also reporting that not only is Nicks “receptive” to returning to the Giants, he is willing to consider 1-year deal with any team with a proven quarterback in order to re-establish his value.
Articles on the New York Giants and 2014 NFL Free Agency:
- NY Giants wise to let players such as Justin Tuck and Hakeem Nicks go to free agency by Ralph Vacchiano of The Daily News
- After disappointing season, Giants likely will be active in free-agent market by Tom Rock of Newsday
- Five free agents the Giants could target by Tom Rock of Newsday
Article on DE Justin Tuck: Giants free agency: Facing uncertain future, Justin Tuck looks to ‘outdo anything I’ve ever done’ by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger
New York Giants Make Offer to Justin Tuck: According to NJ.com, the New York Giants made a contract offer to defensive end Justin Tuck prior to the start of the free agent negotiation period that begins at 4:00PM on Saturday, March 8. However, Tuck has turned down the offer and will test the free agent market. While the agents for players and other teams can negotiate at 4:00PM on Saturday, contracts cannot be formally signed until 4:00PM on Tuesday, March 11.
Star-Ledger – If the Falcons Cut Osi Umenyiora, He Could Re-Sign With Giants: The Atlanta Falcons have asked defensive end Osi Umenyiora to take a pay cut or risk being cut. Umenyiora has said he would like to remain with the Falcons, but if he is released, The Star-Ledger is reporting that there might be mutual interest on the part of Umenyiora and the Giants in a possible reunion. Umenyiora was drafted by the Giants in the 2nd round of the 2003 NFL Draft. After 10 years with the Giants, Umenyiora signed a 2-year, $8.5 million contract with the Falcons during free agency last offseason. He is set to make $3.5 million with the Falcons in 2014.
Boston Globe – New York Giants Interested in TE Jermichael Finley: The Boston Globe is reporting that unrestricted free agent tight end Jermichael Finley (Green Bay Packers) has drawn interest from the New York Giants, New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks, and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Article on Wide Receiver Hakeem Nicks: Nicks Still Has Value to Add by Jonathan Clegg of The Wall Street Journal
Article on the New York Giants and the 2014 NFL Draft: NFL Mock Drafts: UCLA’s Anthony Barr becoming popular pick for Giants by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com