‘This Is Home For Me': Rolle Talks Contract Status, Giants’ Future On WFAN
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NEW YORK (WFAN) — Safety Antrel Rolle has one more year remaining on the five-year, $37 million deal that he signed with the Giants in 2010.
The two-time Pro Bowler is expected to cost Big Blue $9.25 million against the salary cap next season, according to ESPN.
So is the co-captain concerned about his contract status heading into the offseason?
“At this moment, no,” Rolle told WFAN co-hosts Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Tuesday. “I haven’t heard anything, and obviously that’s something that will have to be discussed between the Giants’ front office and myself and my agent. We’re open to pretty much anything at this point.
“Whatever I can do to help this team and to keep this team together, and help us to build an even better team, I’m willing to do. I’m a team guy, a team player. I just want to go out there and compete. I have a very good feeling about the 2014 season.”
The former first-round pick was excellent for New York in 2013, despite not being selected to a third Pro Bowl. The 31-year-old recorded 98 combined tackles, forced a fumble and had six interceptions. He also sacked the quarterback twice and defended 12 passes.
“I only want to play four more years in this league, that’s it — max, ” Rolle told Joe & Evan. “And with those four years I can still give the best of my best performances. My body’s fresh. I feel like a 21-year-old guy when I’m out there on the field.”
Despite playing in Arizona from 2005-2009, the 2010 All-Pro finds it difficult to imagine himself playing anywhere else but in New York. He desperately wants to win another Super Bowl ring, and he wants to do it in New York — plain and simple.
“This is home for me,” Rolle told the radio duo. “I love New York. I love everything about it. And more importantly, I love just being a part of this organization. It’s a first-class organization, and even putting football aside, they’re great people and they’re great individuals. Once you get a taste of that, it’s really hard to go somewhere else and have to start all over again.”
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