Monday News: Mara speaks

On tap this week: the NFL’s annual league meeting will be held in Orlando through Wednesday.

Giants CEO John Mara commented yesterday on several topics, including the departure of Justin Tuck, new rule proposals and stated the Giants were pretty much done in free agency. (Giants.com)

Mara felt the Giants would have been able to retain Tuck: “I really thought we would be able to retain him, but once we started hearing what Oakland was offering, I knew he was probably going,” Mara said. “I’m just glad we don’t have to play against him this year.” (Clegg, WSJ.com)

Mara wouldn’t rule out renegotiating Manning’s deal this offseason but said: “That’s not been something we’ve discussed.” (NY Post)

Mara on fixing the ‘broken offense:  “There were defensive players who were available that we thought could really help us. We did add some offensive players, but we have the draft coming up, so that will be another opportunity.” (Newsday)

On who will captain the defense with Tuck now gone….To replace the leadership void, Mara will go to two obvious places on defense: Antrel Rolle, and Jon Beason, who many expect to succeed Tuck as a captain this year. (Conor Orr, Mar 24)




5 comments
JamesWS
JamesWS

I wonder if the Baas cut will actually be designated a June 1 release. If it is, we will have about $5 million left after the draft. That's definitely enough to sign DLP or a situational pass rusher and still have money left over for the regular season.

I know Reese had a tendency to save some cap space for an in-season emergency, but $5 million seems like more than we would need. This leads me to believe that the Baas cut isn't designated June 1 and that we will start the season with nearly zero cap space.

Then again, it's also possible that Reese wants to see how we do in the draft and then maybe pick up a player off the FA scrap heap to fill in whatever gap we may still have.

Michael Frias
Michael Frias

@JamesWS I'm pretty sure Baas' cut will be a June 1st cut.  At least everything I've read about it has stated that.

JamesWS
JamesWS

Please post a source. I haven't seen any.

JamesWS
JamesWS

Nvm, I found it on NJ.com.