He also has several other key players likely set to become unrestricted free agents such as Steve Smith, Kevin Boss, Barry Cofield and Mathias Kiwanuka.
While linebacker will be the biggest area of need in free agency for the Giants, fullback is another position that the Giants will have to figure out in camp.
Madison Hedgecock played in just four games last season due to injuries. While tight end Bear Pascoe filled in admirably, the Giants have an All-Pro fullback who says he is considering the Giants.
Texans’ FB Vonta Leach told SiriusXM NFL radio that the Giants are on his list if the free agent doesn’t re-sign with Houston.
Our buddy Adam Schein at SiriusXM NFL radio tweeted that Leach says the “Giants, Seahawks, and Chargers are on his radar if he leaves Houston.”
While Leach would be a great addition, the Giants have more pressing needs such as re-signing as many of their own free agents as possible first. They did try to add Leach in 2007 when they signed him to a restricted free agent offer sheet worth $8 million, including $1.6 million in guarantees.