The 10-year veteran was cut by the Baltimore Ravens on Feb. 27, which makes him eligible to sign with any team before Tuesday’s official start of free agency.
Canty talked with the guys about HBO’s “Hard Knocks” series – which he was a part of back in 2008 while playing for the Cowboys – the perception of his former teammate Eli Manning around the league and, of course, the Super Bowl.
“He said he’d punch anybody in the mouth that had anything to say about Tom Coughlin in that locker room,” Canty said. “Justin needs to worry about punching opposing offenses in the mouth.”
After being warned by coach Tom Coughlin that now was not the time to slack off, the New York Giants held their final workout before the start of training camp in late July.
David Diehl is looking to prove that he’s 100% healthy and always feels he has something to prove.
The Giants are hoping that newly-drafted DT Johnathan Hankins will shore up their interior defense.
Free agents can’t get new contracts until March 12, but Jenkins had no such restriction because he had been cut by Philadelphia.
With Osi Umenyiora due to hit the free-agent market on March 12, should he make any attempt to re-sign him? How much should he pay Victor Cruz? Does he keep or release David Diehl? How about Corey Webster?
The Giants are clearly turning pages these days, remaking their roster to get young, faster, healthier and, yes, more salary-cap friendly.
Rogers missed last season after developing a blood clot in his leg following a preseason game against Jacksonville. He had been signed as a free agent in April.
The Giants are retooling their roster, and they will address these losses in the offseason. In cutting Bradshaw, Canty and Boley, general manager Jerry Reese has gotten rid of nearly $14 million in salary.
“Like I said, it was mentioned,” Bradshaw told WFAN of a possible return to Big Blue. “(There’s) always a door open on my side.”
The New York Giants continued their roster purge after missing the playoffs, cutting leading rusher Ahmad Bradshaw and defensive tackle Chris Canty.
Reese has shown he can hold a hard line when negotiating with players, but now he must bring in new talent. There will be no excuses if he can’t upgrade the Giants’ defensive personnel next year.
Defensive tackle Chris Canty and rookie cornerback Jayron Hosley are not active for the New York Giants must-win game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.