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.