New York Giants General Manager Jerry Reese met with the media on Saturday to discuss the Giants’ offseason strategy.
This offseason many Giants’ fans are concerned with the free agency status of WR Hakeem Nicks, DE Justin Tuck, and LB Jon Beason. When asked about their status Reese told reporters, “Both those guys [Tuck, Nicks]…deserve to see what the market is for them.” Reese also stated that he would hope to get all three players back but also understands each player should get as much money as possible in free agency.
If Nicks decides to sign with another team, wide receivers Rueben Randle and Jerrel Jernigan will have to take bigger roles in next year’s offense. “We expect him [Randle] to make a significant jump…we continue to expect him to grow…and be a strong contributor for us,” Reese said.
This past season the Giants’ offensive line suffered many injuries and lacked depth. Reese said they would start “in house” to fix the line and then move onto free agency and the draft, “That’s the number one concern, are these guys [Chris Snee, David Boss] healthy enough to come back and be contributors.”
Running back was a constant question this past season and it appears this question will continue throughout the offseason, “We’re hoping that David can come back and be healthy, he’s doing well…but obviously we won’t put all of our eggs in that basket and we’ll continue to look for running backs in free agency and the draft,” Reese said.