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Prince Amukamara doesn’t expect to talk to Giants before free agency

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The Giants have a lot of space under the cap with free agency approaching and they’re expected to spend a good bit of it on the defensive side of the ball after another dismal showing for the unit in 2015.

It doesn’t look like they’ll be using any of it to keep cornerback Prince Amukamara off the open market. Amukamara was on Sirius XM NFL Radio Wednesday and said that General Manager Jerry Reese told him at the end of the season that the team would wait until free agency opens to talk to the cornerback about a new deal.

That approach obviously includes the risk that someone else will make Amukamara an offer he won’t resist and the corner, who said he’d like to remain with the Giants, outlined what such an offer might entail.

“Money is not a huge issue, but, as a professional, you definitely want to be paid what you’re worth,” Amukamara said. “If it’s a crazy number per year or guaranteed number, I think that’s a no-brainer. When everything starts to become close, it does come down to scheme and then location.”

Amukamara missed time with a torn pectoral muscle in 2015 and a torn bicep in 2014, which leaves him with just one full 16-game regular season under his belt since the Giants made him a first-round pick in 2011. Amukamara has been a solid corner when healthy and he feels the injuries have been of the “fluke” variety, but any team thinking about signing him will have to weigh the possibility of further missed time in any offer they send his way.

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29 Responses to “Prince Amukamara doesn’t expect to talk to Giants before free agency”
  1. midenginerearwheeldrive says: Feb 17, 2016 4:02 PM

    The Prince is expecting to be paid like a King.

    Hey hey…

  2. 81megatron81 says: Feb 17, 2016 4:04 PM

    Detroit on line 1…

  3. fumblenuts says: Feb 17, 2016 4:06 PM

    Browns should make a play for him……

  4. metalup666 says: Feb 17, 2016 4:08 PM

    Go to Dallas. Jerry make this happen and get rid of Carr.

  5. floratiotime says: Feb 17, 2016 4:17 PM

    Yeah somebody please pay this journeyman $10,000,000 a year. Do it please.

  6. realtruthteller100 says: Feb 17, 2016 4:19 PM

    more like princess amukamora, what a diva smh

  7. MostlyRight says: Feb 17, 2016 4:39 PM

    Arizona opposite PP21, join the No Fly Zone with Honey Badger and Bucannon. Work with Steve Keim and Bruce Arians in beautiful AZ. Arian’s told Keim to go find him a CB. Then go to a Super Bowl.

  8. jag1959 says: Feb 17, 2016 4:42 PM

    Amukamara may feel his injuries were each of the fluke variety but Giants fans know they collectively form a pattern. He is another of Reese’s oft broken pieces.

  9. mikea311 says: Feb 17, 2016 4:43 PM

    meh, he’s nothing spectacular. Bring in someone else.

  10. elimanningup says: Feb 17, 2016 4:46 PM

    0 INTs his final year in college (why he fell to 19)

    7 INTs in 5 years in NFL.

    No ball skills whatsoever. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw a pass that literally bounced off his chest.

    Let him walk.

    Sign Janoris Jenkins.

  11. tjacks7 says: Feb 17, 2016 4:46 PM

    MostlyRight says:

    Arizona opposite PP21, join the No Fly Zone with Honey Badger and Bucannon. Work with Steve Keim and Bruce Arians in beautiful AZ. Arian’s told Keim to go find him a CB. Then watch as Carson Palmer literally throws away your chance to go to a Super Bowl.

    ^^ fixed

  12. pixelito says: Feb 17, 2016 5:10 PM

    Of course the team that pays him $8-10M per season will think this is the the point in his career that he finally stays healthy.

    Haha.

  13. hahalolrofl says: Feb 17, 2016 5:16 PM

    All he wants is for the team to wire him $20,000 american dollars to secure the king’s funds worth $100,000,000 which he will split 50/50 after fleeing the country.

    No nfl owner will turn that down.

  14. schmitty2 says: Feb 17, 2016 5:32 PM

    Be careful what you say about Prince. We all know what happened to the guy who told him “You can’t make the club when you’re in the tub”

  15. mindelm42 says: Feb 17, 2016 5:34 PM

    The Prince was more of a Princess for the Giants in his brief appearances.

  16. arwiv says: Feb 17, 2016 5:42 PM

    Hopefully he doesnt talk to the Giants during free agency either. He is fairly talented but he’s also soft and brittle….and he comes off as not really being into the game as much as you would expect an NFL player to be. I really hope the Giants cut bait on him and go after someone else.

  17. longislandcowboysfan33 says: Feb 17, 2016 5:54 PM

    Go to Dallas. Jerry make this happen and get rid of Carr.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Dude, we need to get rid of Mo Claiborne. Why take on Prince who is REALLY over-rated and hurt just as much as Claiborne.

    Scandrick comes back this year, draft another corner and go from there. We have cap space as well. Prince is a huge dud!

  18. justintuckrule says: Feb 17, 2016 5:56 PM

    Bunch of dummies here. He’s a fringe pro bowler when he’s healthy. Plays the run better than 90% of the corners in the league. Having DRC on one side, best we lock him up and take care of at least one position group. We need help everywhere else on D. Not smart to leave one more hole open.

    By the way…to the haters….He’s got one more ring than I bet your team has lately. Yeah…that’s right.

  19. The Truth says: Feb 17, 2016 7:05 PM

    @justintuckrules

    Peyton Manning (arguably the worst of the 32 Qb’s in the NFL) got a
    ” ring” this year. Know what he had to do with it….NOTHING ! The Ring argument for grading players is the biggest farce going. Know what Prince had to do with Giant’s gettingmthat ring ? NOTHING

  20. intrafinesse says: Feb 17, 2016 7:05 PM

    Amukamara is a good CB, very physical, but he misses a lot of games. He’s missed around 30% of his games.
    I’d take him, but I wouldn’t pay top dollar.
    I’d offer incentive clauses fro playing 14+ games or > 85% of the snaps or something like that.

    The other problem is the he sure is ugly. 😉

  21. n0hopeleft says: Feb 17, 2016 7:17 PM

    Prince defended Tom Brady’s passes to win that ring, which is more than 30 other teams corners did in 2010/2011.

    I’m not saying the Giants should resign him, but he is a solid tackler and can stop the run better than most in the NFL.

  22. cowboysdude says: Feb 17, 2016 7:28 PM

    You know I gotta say a few things here… I’m a cowboys fan [yes I know you’re sorry for me but.. LOL]…

    EVERYTIME I here his name Prince Amukamara… it puts a smile on my face and I chuckle.. Have NO clue why. I just like it.

    Second he seems like a good kid… plays hard, stays out of trouble and I commend him for that! Great role model!! Good kid!! I hope he gets his… he has earned it!

  23. 49erfan44 says: Feb 17, 2016 7:34 PM

    floratiotime says:
    Feb 17, 2016 4:17 PM
    Yeah somebody please pay this journeyman $10,000,000 a year. Do it please.

    Shouldn’t the “journeyman” title belong to a player that has been on more than one team?

  24. richiethegreek says: Feb 17, 2016 8:21 PM

    He’s not even close to pro bowl calliber. In fact, I’ll go a step further; he stinks. Whenever you’re talking about how good a tackler a corner back is and how good is he against the run….it’s probably not a good CB. Cornerbacks should be good at covering people.

  25. roadtrip3500 says: Feb 17, 2016 10:11 PM

    “Money is not a huge issue, but, as a professional, you definitely want to be paid what you’re worth,” Amukamara said. “If it’s a crazy number per year or guaranteed number, I think that’s a no-brainer. When everything starts to become close, it does come down to scheme and then location.”

    Prince should probably talk to his former teammate Aaron Ross about that. Ross left after SB46 when Jacksonville offered him so much money, it was almost criminal. Jags went 2-14, cut Ross after one year, and he was back with the Giants the following year for much less money. This isn’t baseball – not like a bad Texas Rangers team offering A-Rod a quarter-billion dollars and are on the hook for every cent. An NFL contract is only good for how much they owe you in year one.

  26. ashhole420 says: Feb 17, 2016 10:52 PM

    As a Redskin Fan living in the Harrisburg metro area of PennsylvaniA (Right in the middle of equally shared SHEgles, Steelers, Giants, Ravens, jets, and REDSKIN countres) missing Redskins in Carlise training camps BTW I have seen alot of him and despite missing games and also always getting hurt and missing plays off and on he has been a decent CB but DEF NOT WORTH TOP 32 CB money.

    i think he would be a better fit playing for the Ravens or Jets as the #3 CB.

    He should be a player that is in and out of the game to give relief to the starters and i think he would not get injured nearly as much.

  27. bobsbigboy says: Feb 18, 2016 12:40 AM

    Should have drafted Jimmy Smith that year instead.

  28. metalup666 says: Feb 18, 2016 8:21 AM

    Dude, we need to get rid of Mo Claiborne. Why take on Prince who is REALLY over-rated and hurt just as much as Claiborne.

    Scandrick comes back this year, draft another corner and go from there. We have cap space as well. Prince is a huge dud!

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Mo came on last year and Carr is fading. Scandrick is coming back, but how well is he gonna be able to perform after his injury. He is the best DB Dallas has and that isn’t saying much. Prince isn’t the best but he is proven and that is better than what Dallas can get in the draft. Now, if he wants a kazillion dollars than no. But, for the right price take him, as he knows the NFC East receivers. Plus Jerry can get a player from another division rival and make the ownership in NY unhappy.

  29. jpherling says: Feb 18, 2016 2:58 PM

    Injuries are so common these days that it seems that hardly any players go through seasons without missing games.

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