NFL Free Agency 2010: New York Giants in Driver’s Seat

February 22, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Each year before the free agency period begins in the NFL, teams are compelled to designate either a "franchise" or "transition" tag on a free agent they wish to keep for one more season.
This process is usually a simple one because by tagging a player, you agree to pay him a salary competitive to the top five or 10 players in the NFL at his position.
If you don't think he's worth that, you take other measures.  For an unrestricted free agent (UFA) you simply let him test the waters.  For a restricted free agent (RFA), you slot him with the appropriate tender offer.
The Giants are looking at possibly doing the latter with all of their free agents.
On the UFA front, they can't possibly be considering placing a tag on any of these players: Danny Clark, Fred Robbins, Jeff Feagles or David Carr.
Clark would cost $8.3 million to transition and $9.8 million to franchise. Carr would cost either $14 or $16 million; Robbins would cost around $6 or $7 million and Feagl...

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