Joseph had 33 tackles and three sacks in 2013. In his four-year career with NYG, he had nine tackles and 106 tackles, starting nearly every game over the past three seasons.
John Fennelly, Lead Writer
No way the Giants were going to give Joseph a contract of that length and amount. DT is a rotational position on the Giants’ defense and Joseph played better the less reps he got. Not that the Giants didn’t want him back, they just didn’t want him back at that price.
The telltale about Joseph’s Giant future may have come last year when they drafted Jon Hankins in the second round. Hankins played fairly well in limited action and is very much in the team’s plans as a starter. Along with Cullen Jenkins, Markus Kuhn and possibly Mike Patterson ( needs to be re-signed), they have a solid interior.
An option could be they may bring back Justin Tuck and slide him around on the DL. His price will be much less than Joseph’s and he’s also the incumbent captain.