The Giants shed plenty of cap money in recent weeks. But that money apparently won’t be burning a hole through their pockets via the franchise tag.
Co-owner John Mara tells Ian Rapoport of NFL Network that the Giants “probably” won’t use the tag this year.
Candidates for the tag include tackle Will Beatty, safety Kenny Phillips, and tight end Martellus Bennett. If Beatty goes, other tackles will be plentiful via free agency or the draft. Phillips has an extensive injury history.
Bennett is the most intriguing option for the tag. When he didn’t get a big offer last season as a free agent from Dallas, he took a one-year deal in New York and had a career season.