According to the Daily News, impending UFA S Kenny Phillips and the Giants will probably not make a deal before free agency begins. Whatever the Giants offered contract-wise, Phillips and his reps have deemed unacceptable.
As per Ralph Vacchiano, SNYGiants insider:
It wasn’t immediately clear what Phillips is looking for in a new contract, but the Giants are apparently being cautious with the 26-year-old who missed nine games last season with a sprained right MCL. He also had major surgery on his left knee back in 2009 and hasn’t really been the same player since.
Phillips may be a faller, but OL Kevin Boothe is considered a riser. Boothe has worked his way from an Ivy League anonymity to a solid NFL starter. Also an impending UFA, the Giants would like to Boothe back, but they are not close to an agreement.
After the Giants re-signed Will Beatty a few weeks ago, they turned their attention to their next priority along the offensive line. But at the moment, a deal with left guard Kevin Boothe does not appear imminent.
According to Boothe’s agent, Joel Segal, the two sides are still talking and “We’re having positive conversations.” Segal said Boothe would like to re-sign with the Giants. As for whether it happens before the market opens on March 12, he said “One day at a time.”
DE Justin Trattou has signed back with the Giants. From Rotoworld:
As an ERFA, Trattou either had to take the deal or leave the NFL. He spent 2012 on injured reserve with a heel/ankle injury.
ESPN is reporting that the Giants are one of four teams interested in free agent CB Charles Woodson. The soon to be 37 year-old former Packer and Raider missed the last nine games of the regular season with a broken collarbone. He is not ready to pack it in yet, and apparently teams still value his services.