The New York Giants are poised to have 26 total free agents (28 if the contracts of Corey Webster and Brandon Myers are voided) by the time free agency rolls around. And although they're still in the midst of player evaluation, General Manager Jerry Reese said on Thursday night that they may be able to get a few contracts done prior to the start of free agency.
“This is going to be a saturated free-agent market again it looks like. We might be able to get a few guys done before the regular free agency starts,” Reese said on Thursday night before being honored at the John Wooten Awards. “But we’re still evaluating players and free agents and seeing where our cap situation is going to be. So, we’ll work it out.”
While Reese wasn't specific in who he thinks will re-sign early, some initial speculation is that kicker Josh Brown, running back Andre Brown and safety Stevie Brown — all pending unrestricted free agents — will be three of the players who ink a new deal prior to the start of free agency.
Speaking with Giants 101 earlier this week, Josh Brown said he left his exit meeting with good vibes, adding that he would like to re-sign and is "hopeful" to stick with the Giants for the remainder of his career.
"We left with a great exit meeting and we're allowing them to get done with their evaluations," Brown told Giants 101. "We're hopeful. We're looking forward to being back here next year. That's our plan. We would like to get in with a team — this team — and stay put."
Meanwhile, Stevie Brown said back in early January he expects to be back with the Giants and even revealed that he had already met with Reese, who told the safety the team wanted him to return in 2014.
"I mean, I feel like I'll be back, and I want to be back so it's more so you just have to wait for the process now," Brown said. "Wait for it all to happen upstairs and just go from there."
“Shoot, I got family up here and everything, I’ll do it tomorrow if you want to,” Brown said.
All signs point to the Brown trio returning in 2014.
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