Giants were in the Haynesworth mix

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

The New York Giants were one of the first teams to call free-agent defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth in the wee hours of Friday morning, according to the Daily News. The Giants apparently hung in there for a couple of hours before bowing out when the price tag became too high.

The Redskins and Bucs were the last teams standing. In the end, $41 million in guaranteed was too much for Haynesworth to pass up. And Dan Snyder was happy to dole it out. Never mind that the Redskins will likely be in salary cap trouble in a couple of years. They're back to their free-spending ways.

Now, the Giants will look at defensive tackle Rocky Bernard and Cowboys defensive end Chris Canty, who would probably move inside in the Giants' 4-3 scheme. Tom Coughlin has been interested in Canty since he played for Coughlin's friend Al Groh at the University of Virginia.