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Giants had a busy Saturday

March, 1, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

The New York Giants hosted two unrestricted free agents Saturday -- and ended up signing both. We've already talked about linebacker Michael Boley, but later in the evening the Giants signed former Seahawks defensive tackle Rocky Bernard.

The Bernard negotiation took longer than Boley's, but it didn't come close to breaking down. Cowboys defensive end Chris Canty was having dinner with Giants defensive line coach Mike Waufle when Bernard's deal was completed. The Giants would love to have Canty, but he's asking for somewhere in the $8 million per year range.

Giants general manager Jerry Reese isn't going to bite on that deal. And I'm not sure Canty would be a great fit in the Giants' defense. He wouldn't be able to do much damage from the edge, and I think he may be a little overrated as a run stuffer. He has impeccable character, though, and I'm sure Bill Parcells and Al Groh are in Tom Coughlin's ear about him.

Is there any way he ends up back in Dallas? I wouldn't bet on it.

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