Chris Canty was a casualty of the Giants budget cuts at the start of the off-season, but now it appears as if the defensive lineman has found a suitor.
According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Canty will visit with Green Bay sometime this week.
The Packers, a team that has lost its top defensive linemen like Cullen Jenkins and Aaron Kampman in free agency in recent years, are in need of help to bolster its run defense.
Canty, 30, recorded three sacks and 25 tackles in nine starts with the Giants last season. Along with veterans Michael Boley and Ahmad Bradshaw, Canty was cut to help the team salvage some cap space entering free agency.
Canty had two seasons left on the six-year deal he signed to join the Giants. He was supposed to be paid $6.25 million this season, though it is unknown what kind of money he’ll demand after an injury riddled year.
New York cut ties with Canty in order to tend to its more pressing needs. The Giants have already come to terms on a deal with left tackle Will Beatty, but is attempting to also sign tight end Martellus Bennett and wide receivers Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks.
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