Giants will kick tires on Kerry Rhodes on Tuesday

AP

There had been no buzz on veteran free-agent safety Kerry Rhodes.

Key words:  “Had been.”

Per a league source, Rhodes will work out with the Giants on Tuesday.

Rhodes previously had been drawing no interest after being cut by the Cardinals in March.  Some say he wants too much money; others say he hadn’t had the chance in recent months to reject a minimum-salary offer.  The lack of opportunities has prompted some speculation that Rhodes became radioactive in the wake of the emergence of Internet rumors in March regarding his sexuality.  (Rhodes has denied those rumors, strongly.)

Regardless of the real reasons why Rhodes doesn’t currently have a roster spot, the Giants will take a look at Rhodes on Tuesday.  If they like what they see, the question then becomes whether the Giants will offer him the minimum for his level of experience ($840,000), or something more than that.