The Giants have placed a non-compensatory “right-of-first-refusal” tender on RFA LB Spencer Paysinger.
Per Tom Rock of Newsday:
The restricted free agent will be allowed to accept offers of more than $1.431 million – the salary assigned for ROFR tenders – from other teams during the free-agency period that begins on March 11.
The move leaves just LB Mark Herzlich as the team’s lone RFA without a decision on his Giant future. Rock believes Herzlich’s offer will come if the Giants cannot get LB Jon Beason under contract before free agency begins.
John Fennelly, Lead Writer
Paysinger, a UDFA signed by the Giants out of Oregon in 2011, has gotten progressively better each season on both the defense and special teams. He would be a borderline starter on most teams, but the Giants have not been very deep at the LB position of late, so Paysinger has been a key contributor playing 707 snaps in 2013.
He gives you a maximum effort every time out. Last season, Paysinger registered 75 tackles (65 solo) in 16 games for Big Blue.
Jordan Raanan of the Star-Ledger hit it on the head in an article in January: “He (Paysinger) is, at the very least, a quality reserve linebacker with versatility who you can spot-start without any hesitation. However, he’s not good enough for an other team to give up compensation to acquire.” Bingo.