Giants’ Reese Says Roster Will Be A “Significant Difference”
New York Giants General Manager Jerry Reese was critical of his team at the end of the year press conference. Two months later, Reese was just as intense when speaking to the media at the NFL Combine on Saturday morning.
The two concentrations of the media session were soon-to-be free agentsJustin Tuck andHakeem Nicks, neither of which Reese spoke about with urgency to sign quickly.
“Free agency means you try to get as much money as you can,” said Reese. “Justin will see what the market is. We’d love to have him back, but we’ll see where it goes.
“You never know. We keep all of our options open. Both of those guys, they deserve to see what the market is.”
It’s does not seem likely that Nicks will be back after a disappointing season in a contract year. It is a bit of a surprise, however, that the Giants are going to see what other teams offer Tuck first before they themselves consider putting money on the table. Tuck is coming off the best second half of a season that he has ever had.
Running back David Wilson is rehabbing through neck surgery while New York continues to hope that he becomes the consistent back they believe he can be. Meanwhile, Reese said that the Giants will “make it a priority” to select a running back in the draft.