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Future of Former New York Giants Defensive Tackle Chris Canty is Now

February 6th, 2013 at 4:47 PM
By Kyle Langan

Just four years ago, the New York Giants quenched their dire need to address the defensive tackle position by signing then Dallas Cowboys DT Chris Canty to a six-year, $42 million contract.

Today, the Giants have released Canty after four seasons.

Canty battled through some injuries during his time in New York and even spent the first portion of 2012 on the PUP list. That said, he was a big contributing factor to a world championship team and won many people over in his time in New York.

Per Cantys agent, Brad Blank, Canty is appreciative of his time in New York but is ready to get back to work.

"Chris took the news like the professional he is. He Had a great run with the Giants. He was on a Super Bowl winner. He was paid very well. He would like to continue playing so we're working on that now," he tweeted.

With the Giants deadly thin at defensive tackle, they could be considering bringing Chris Canty back on a lesser deal. 

Reading between the lines, Blank stated that he was already working to help Canty continue playing. Canty is a Bronx native who loves the city of New York. It would not come as a surprise at all if Canty Concluded his career here in New York.

On the other hand, Canty went to Latin High School in North Carolina, right outside the home of the Carolina Panthers. The current pro personnel director of the Carolina Panthers is Dave Gettleman, the former pro personnel director of the Giants. Gettleman had a direct hand in bringing Canty to new York in that role. 

The Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets could also be interested in Canty. He has proven that he is 3-4/4-3 versatile after leaving Dallas for the Giants. The Jets could use a pass rushing presence alongside Muhammad Wilkerson and the Eagles are looking to transition to a 3-4. They need as many bodies as possible that fit the scheme.

Expect the Giants, Eagles, Jets, and Panthers to be contenders for Canty's services.


Canty appeared on ESPN radio and stated that he did not see a reunion with the Giants in the near future. He did however say that he would like to compete against the Giants and when asked about the Jets, said "nothing was off the table".


Tags: Carolina Panthers, Chris Canty, Dave Gettleman, Football, New York, New York Giants, New York Jets, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles

18 Responses to “Future of Former New York Giants Defensive Tackle Chris Canty is Now”

  1.  Krow says:

    There is no free agent … nor will there ever be one … that is not rumored to be under consideration by the Eagles.

  2.  Grateful Giants says:

    I just can’t imagine that this is the year the team decides to rebuild. I think even if we do cut more fat, we are still going to gear up to HOST the super bowl this season. Under no circumstance should this be the year we are taking a step back and retooling the team.

    Redistributing funds, yes, getting younger, inexperienced, cheaper talent, maybe, but I guarentee there is a very big FA move or move up the draft board or something we haven’t seen before.

    This is the year to take the chance an inject some new life into this team.

    •  Albo says:

      But that’s not the Giants style. They are more “slow and steady”. A far different organization than the Eagles and Redskins. I happen to think these moves get rid of players who were not playing up to their salary. I’d welcome an unorthodox move like move way up in the draft or go after a high-priced FA but I just don’t see it.

    •  Levito says:

      Rebuilding is for teams who are under 6 wins and haven’t had winning seasons recently. It doesn’t take much time to turn a team around in this league. SF is a perfect example.

      The Giants aren’t rebuilding. They’re trimming some fat and getting under the cap. Reese isn’t getting cutting al these players just to save John Mara some money. They’re going to spend it somewhere. Some more cuts will be made and they’ll end up getting deals done with Beatty, Nicks and hopefully Cruz as well as a few free agents.

      •  Grateful Giants says:

        Agreed, my comment was in response to someone from the last thread that said they felt the giants don’t have a chance to win the super bowl this year. I just don’t see that. This team has the nucleus to be great, and if ever there was a year to take a chance or two, i think the year we are hosting the Super bowl is as good as any.

  3. AB was only one of 2 backs in top 10 of NFL RB salary with 2 or fewer 1,000 yd seasons.

    Can’t remember a play Canty made in 2012.

    Ill take the money. We aren’t rebuilding.

  4.  LUZZ says:

    Since we’re saying goodbye to Bradshaw, it’s appropriate to thank him for his years in blue, as many have done already.

    My favorite Bradshaw moment on this team came in the first SB against the Pats. If he doesn’t recover that fumble we are in major trouble at the point. What made it so great was that Wilfork actually recovered it and Bradshaw turned him over like a college wrestler and took the ball away. Still when I watch that, i have no clue how Bradshaw came up with that ball.

    •  Levito says:

      Nice one. I always think of the 88 yard run he had against Buffalo in 07 in the pouring rain. Who knows if the Giants win that game (and make the playoffs) without that run. And the best part of the story was that he told everyone in the huddle he was going to take it to the house when the play was called.

  5.  LUZZ says:

    a close second is him trucking the Jets safety en route to the endzone at the end of last season.

  6.  GOAT56 says:

    I don’t think the idea is ever to rebuild but losing so many vets does hurt at some point. I’m not saying there is any thought from JR that we are rebuilding. I just think losing so many vets at some point hampers you in the short term. I rather go the youth movement rather than double down on keeping vets. But I think it does affect our ability to win a SB in 2013. Now it might help us be SB ready 2014 going forward.

  7.  shmitty013 says:

    Mike Garafolo ?@MikeGarafolo
    Bradshaw on WFAN just now said “it was mentioned” he could return to the Giants.

  8.  nynate says:

    Been wondering what sort of evaluation gets done when deciding on whether to keep a coordinator on or not. Like many others I would love to see Fewell and his soft scheme run out of town, and today’s moves show that our front office isn’t one that is afraid to move on from people that aren’t pulling their weight. So I struggle to make sense of why Fewell is still here. Our defence has been ranked very poorly the last two seasons and the only positive point I have seen talked about with regards to the 2012 season is that we were in the top half of the league in points against. The Giants aren’t an organisation that accepts mediocrity so it makes me think that there must absolutely have been some other behind the scenes, unknown to us, reason why the defence sucked, otherwise Perry would surely be gone!
    So maybe the injury problems we had on defence this year were actually much worse than everyone outside of the organisation knew about, and/or the Giants think that the amount of talent that they have on defence is far less to work with than what we all think and these are the reasons why Fewell isn’t being fired.
    The Giants are too good an organisation to keep him around when you look at his defensive results over the last two years unless there were some off field reasons behind those results.

  9.  kujo says:

    Who’s next? Diehl? Webster? Baas?

  10.  kujo says:

    So, assuming Thomas and Osi’s numbers will be taken off the books within the next few days, our total cap savings is somewhere in the neighborhood of $18 million. Figure they’ll probably approach Eli, Baas, Snee and Rolle about a restructure, and maybe that number goes down another $5-6 million. Could be that we can afford Beatty, one of the WRs and make a play at Phillips after all.

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