When defensive tackle Chris Canty was released by the New York Giants earlier this month, he almost immediately ruled out a return. He and his agent knew there would be many teams around the league who were interested in his services, and that's certainly proven to be true.
Within a week of his release, Canty spent time visiting with both the Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans, and although the Titans were very interested in signing him, the veteran headed home and opted to wait before making a decision. That may prove to be fruitful for the defensive tackle as both the Green Bay Packers and Jacksonville Jaguars have entered the mix.
Canty will visit with both teams once the NFL Combine comes to a close, and early indications are that the Packers will be the favorites to sign him.
Still, many things can change between now and then, and several Carolina Panthers players have also reached out to Canty urging him to sign with them. Of course, he's yet to hear from their new General Manager, Dave Gettleman, who knows Canty well from his days with the Giants. However, Canty has already publicly stated he might be willing to give Carolina a "hometown discount," so those rumors are bound to heat up.
“I might be willing to do the hometown discount,” Canty said with a laugh, when asked by WFNZ’s The Mac Attack about joining the Panthers. “We have to see what other opportunities are out there.”
The only thing that appears certain is that Canty will not return to the Giants in 2013.
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