T-Rock's Take on the Giants

Where things stand as we approach 4 p.m.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back LaRod Stephens-Howling (34) is

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With about an hour to go before free agency begins, the Giants are busily signing some of their own players to stick around.

So far they have agreed to terms with safety Stevie Brown, cornerback Trumaine McBride, running back Peyton Hillis and kicker Josh Brown.

The return of Stevie Brown, who is coming off ACL surgery, should give the Giants a pretty good group at safety. With Brown,...

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Yeah, about that Hakeem Nicks 'one-year deal' report ...

Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks acknowledges fans during

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Remember yesterday when there were reports that Hakeem Nicks would be willing to play on a one-year “prove it” deal? Scratch that. And the idea that he would be open to a return to the Giants? Scratch that one too.

Oddly enough, the original report and the refutations both come to us via ESPN.

The latest is from today, when Nicks apparently spoke directly with Josina Anderson about where...

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Flowers for Alterraun show the Giants will be players in free agency

Tennessee Titans cornerback Alterraun Verner.

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With the market price for cornerbacks becoming clearer – Sam Shields re-signed with the Packers for $39 million over four years tonight while Brent Grimes re-upped with the Dolphins for $32 million over four years – the player many believe to be the best available player at the position remains out there.

And the Giants are interested.

According to The Tennessean, the Giants are among...

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Snee pay cut unlikely to happen before Tuesday ... but it will happen

Chris Snee celebrates against the New England Patriots

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Chris Snee’s contract will be restructured and he will take a pay cut. But it probably won’t happen before the start of the new league year on Tuesday.

The Giants’ don’t need to trim Snee’s number to get under the salary cap by that 4 p.m. deadline – they’re actually in very good shape in that regard – but they’d still like to save a few (million?) bucks on a player who they hope will be but...

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Report: Hakeem Nicks willing to take one-year deal

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Hakeem Nicks’ first contract year didn’t go so well. He may have to do it again.

According to ESPN, the Giants’ free agent-to-be would be willing to accept a one-year “prove it” contract as the offers start flying in the coming days. Nicks, who did not have a touchdown reception in 2013, also circulated letters to all 32 teams from foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson and knee specialist Dr....

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Giants ink Mark Herzlich, still hoping for deal with Jon Beason

Mark Herzlich looks on before a game against

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The Giants have re-signed a middle linebacker before he was able to hit the market for free agency. It’s just not the one that many expected.

Mark Herzlich agreed to a new contract, ensuring his return for a fourth season with the team. Herzlich was to become a restricted free agent on Tuesday, and while the terms of his deal were not announced, it is believed to be a one-year agreement for...

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Jameel McClain to visit with Giants

Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Jameel McClain reacts to

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Jameel McClain announced that the Giants will soon be hosting a free agent linebacker: Jameel McClain.

The 28-year-old former Raven who was waived last month visited with the Bills on Wednesday and, while talking to reporters up there, made it known that his next stop will be with the Giants.

“This is the first visit and then I go to the Giants,” McClain told Bills reporters, per the...

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Spencer Paysinger gets ROFR tender from Giants

Giants linebackers Spencer Paysinger and Mark Herzlich talk

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The Giants have put a right-of-first-refusal tender on Spencer Paysinger, according to his agent, making it most likely that the versatile linebacker will return to the Giants in 2014.

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 Giants...

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Hynoski, Cordle won't get any tender loving from the Giants

Henry Hynoski of the Giants celebrates his fourth

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Henry Hynoski and Jim Cordle won’t be making $1.323 million in 2014. At least not from the Giants.

The fullback and center, respectively,  both ended the season on injured reserve and go into this offseason as restricted free agents. They will not receive tender offers from the Giants as the deadline for making such offers looms. Teams must decide by March 11 – the start of full-blown...

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McAdoo is 'fond' of Eli, says fundamentals will help eliminate turnovers

Eli Manning throws before a game against the

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Ben McAdoo spent the last few years coaching Aaron Rodgers with the Packers. Now he moves on to coach Eli Manning. Does he see any similarities between the two?

“I haven’t worked with Eli, so that’s hard to say,” McAdoo said. “But I do know this: They’re both Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks, they’re both highly motivated and highly competitive. I’m excited to be here and excited to work with...

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