Sunday, March 1, 2009

Canty Still in NY

by: Chris Sullivan

Chris Canty is still meeting with the Giants, but it sounds to me like he's not getting the type of offer he wants. Canty is looking for about $8 million per year, whereas the Giants appear to be offering something in the $5-$6 million range. Canty nearly canceled his meeting with the Giants after they signed Rocky Bernard yesterday.

The Giants still want to sign him, but doing so would leave him as a rotational guy with him often sliding over to tackle. That's the same playing situation he would face here, though I imagine he would be the main guy next to Mebane and periodically slide over to defensive end in certain situations. His nine-hundred inch arms would be quite useful in both positions. The real question is how much the Hawks are willing to spend and, of course, whether Canty is willing to call South Alaska home.

As Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports,

. . . one NFL source told me: That one and possibly two teams have already let Canty know they’ll meet his price. The Giants aren’t believed to be willing to go higher than $5-6 million per season per Canty, and that likely won’t be enough.

Canty still has plans to fly to Seattle tonight for a meeting tomorrow. The Green Bay Packers, a source said, have been very aggressive in trying to get him to stop by for a visit. He’s also already put visits to San Francisco and Tennessee on hold, so he certainly could visit those teams, too.