ESPN New York suggests the New York Giants’ top priority in free agency remains re-signing free agent left guard Kevin Boothe.
Boothe, who started all 16 games a season ago for Big Blue, graded out as one of the league’s premier run-blockers. Adding to the need, the Giants do not have an in-house candidate to replace him.
In addition to Boothe, the team needs to re-sign wideout Victor Cruz.
The Giants placed a first-round tender on Cruz earlier in the week, so if another team were to offer Cruz an even more sizable deal the Giants could match it or receive a first-round pick as compensation.
Reporters such as Adam Schefter of ESPN have indicated because of the shallow wide receiver market in free agency, it may be worth it for a team to spend their first-round draft choice on a younger receiver of Cruz’s caliber.
The Giants and Cruz’s representatives are at a standstill over how Cruz should be paid. The team views Cruz as a slot receiver, whereas Cruz’s agent is asking for No. 1 wide receiver type of dough.
Tynes to go
With the signing of veteran PK Josh Brown Wednesday, the Lawrence Tynes’ run in New York is all but over.
Tynes, a free agent who told the Giants he would test the free-agent market, made 33-of-39 field goals in 2012.
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