Yes, WR Sinorice Moss has signed his tender offer from the Giants according to a report from Pro Football Talk. As a restricted free agent, he will earn $1.176 million in 2010.
If ... and it's a big if ... he makes the team.
Tender offers are not guaranteed, so if the Giants decide that Moss does not fit into their plans for the upcoming season -- and since he was inactive for eight of the 16 games last season and caught only one regular-season pass, a Week 3 TD against the Bucs, that's not a huge leap -- then he will not be owed anything.
There are a lot of guys who griped about the uncapped year we are in and were unfortunate that they were unable to take a dip in the unrestricted free agency pool. But Moss is probably on the opposite side of that deal because you have to wonder if he would have been brought back by the Giants had he been unrestricted. Now they can take him through the summer and through training camp without being on the hook for a dime. And he gets a chance to prove himself to a team that has never really found a way to utilize him.
The move leaves four more restricted free agents offered tenders by the Giants who have not signed them: Barry Cofield, Gerris Wilkinson, Domenik Hixon and Derek Hagan. They are expected to sign soon. Wilkinson, I'm told, plans on signing his offer tomorrow.
Just to add a quick note on since we blogged about this earlier in the week: The NFL will unveil its 2010 regular season schedule on Tuesday April 20 at 7 p.m.