Paul Schwartz of the Post reports that the Giants and pending free agent OL Kevin Boothe are not close to a new deal.
Boothe started all 16 games last season at left guard and wants to return — he has spent the past six years with the Giants — and the Giants want him back. Thus far, though, the contract offer is not enough to keep Boothe from hitting unrestricted free agency and, on March 12, the open market.
“We’ve had positive conversations on Boothe,’’ his agent, Joel Segal, told The Post.
Jason LaCanfora of CBSSports.com believes the Giants are trying to find ways to bring back S Kenny Phillips:
“The Giants also do not intend to use it (the franchise tag) at this point, though they are continuing to see if they can get safety Kenny Phillips extended. I suppose there remains a sliver of a chance he gets tagged at the last minute.”
QB David Carr may be fleeing the coup – again. This time to Tampa Bay:
A free agency note: NYG QB David Carr expected to hit the free agent market. TB + Mike Sullivan were interested last year, should be again.—
Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 01, 2013
Veteran DL Cullen Jenkins visited the Giants, but left without a contract. Apparently, he’s got other visits to make. From Rotoworld:
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported earlier that Jenkins has six other suitors, but the identity of those teams is unknown. Jenkins, 32, has proven to be a hot commodity since his Monday release from the Eagles.