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    Source: Giants hope to re-sign Kevin Boothe and Martellus Bennett before market opens

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/fo...icle-1.1282880

    Excerpt: "Three key players from the Giants’ last Super Bowl championship team have already been booted out the door, and it’s possible more could follow in the next few days. The Giants have 16 unrestricted free agents. They’re coming off a disappointing, playoff-less season.

    And without much salary cap room to make a big splash in free agency — at least at the moment — this would seem to be the perfect time to … rebuild.


    “We don’t use that word,” Tom Coughlin said earlier this week. “I don’t want to lose anybody, but we know it’s a business. Change is always inevitable. But …”

    Left unsaid is that the Giants still have a two-time Super Bowl MVP at quarterback and they believe they have a championship core around him. So when the free agent market opens at 4 p.m. Tuesday their priority will be keeping that core together. And then, if they are unable to re-sign players such as tight end Martellus Bennett, safety Kenny Phillips and guard Kevin Boothe, they would look to replace them at reasonable cost.

    “You just try to keep as many good players as you can on your roster,” Giants GM Jerry Reese said. “Keep your nucleus intact.”


    That’s why the Giants’ top priority this offseason was to re-sign left tackle Will Beatty, which they did on Feb. 27 when they gave him a five-year, $38.75 million deal. According to a team source, they also hope to re-sign Boothe and Bennett before the market opens, though deals do not appear imminent.

    How far the Giants can go to re-sign them (or replace them) depends on their actions over the next few days. After restructuring the contract of center David Baas and getting cornerback Corey Webster to agree to a $3 million cut Thursday, the Giants are believed to be about $9 million under the $123 million salary cap. About $6 million to $7 million of that will be taken up by tenders to their three restricted free agents, running back Andre Brown, safety Stevie Brown and receiver Victor Cruz." Read more...
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    It would be some serious magic if JR can find a way to keep Boothe and Bennett.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhpgiantsfan View Post
    It would be some serious magic if JR can find a way to keep Boothe and Bennett.
    I have an idea, cut Deihl and sign Bennett..... not that crazy

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    Quote Originally Posted by nygpolishpunk View Post
    I have an idea, cut Deihl and sign Bennett..... not that crazy
    LOL!!! i don't know why reading your post made me bust out laughing, i guess imagined it with a sarcastic smart *** voice lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by nygpolishpunk View Post
    I have an idea, cut Deihl and sign Bennett..... not that crazy
    problem solved
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    For God sake just release Diehl and resign Marty already. As a TE his blocking is more valuable then DDs at this point.

    If we can sign Boothe to a cheap offer great but I'm not excited about bringing him back either. Our OL has been crap the last few years and we should be looking to replace them, not bring them back for another ****ty season.

    At this point, Marty should be our highest resign priority.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGiantDynasty View Post
    For God sake just release Diehl and resign Marty already. As a TE his blocking is more valuable then DDs at this point.

    If we can sign Boothe to a cheap offer great but I'm not excited about bringing him back either. Our OL has been crap the last few years and we should be looking to replace them, not bring them back for another ****ty season.

    At this point, Marty should be our highest resign priority.
    Agreed. I don't understand the fuss about bringing Boothe back. I'm not sold on him as a starter. I'd be happier if they brought in someone new.

    Deihl is just too old and his skills declined too much. If he gets cut I won't be surprised if he retired. He was a great player for us, helped with 2 rings, I have nothing against him. I even met the guy, he's super nice and just a normal guy. But this team needs to get younger and better at the line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nygpolishpunk View Post
    I have an idea, cut Deihl and sign Bennett..... not that crazy
    wow.. that's just crazy enough to work..!

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    It all starts with the man in the middle (Baas) and he gets no push in the run game......I don't care if he took a paycut.....it doesn't make any less horrid at run blocking.

    For his overall cost it probably makes him the Giants' worst free agent acquisition in recent years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueJayC View Post
    It all starts with the man in the middle (Baas) and he gets no push in the run game......I don't care if he took a paycut.....it doesn't make any less horrid at run blocking.

    For his overall cost it probably makes him the Giants' worst free agent acquisition in recent years.
    I am not a big Baas fan myself but guards have a big effect on how much push a center gets. Baas I serviceable till we get his replacement. What we really need is a quality guard to play opposite of snee.

    And a RT for that matter.. we need some serious help on the line. Which is why I really think a TE like Marty that can block well is crucial during this transition.

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