Sunday, March 1, 2009

Giants Sign Canty to Six-Year, $42M Deal

by: Mike Parker

In a move that makes their defense look downright frightening, the New York Giants have continued bulking up with the signing of former Cowboys' DE Chris Canty.

The six-year $42 million deal includes $17.25 million guaranteed. Canty was supposed to meet with Green Bay at some point, and had already scheduled a visit to Seattle for tomorrow. It seems, however, that the Giants had a very good plan for adding a versatile guy like Canty, as he joins a talented group that doesn't seem to have lost any steam since the retirement of Michael Strahan.

Canty also seems to have come at too high a cost for the Seahawks anyway. There's no doubt that he would've been a quality addition to the roster, but defensive end isn't a huge need here. Patrick Kerney should come back healthy (knock on wood), and Lawrence Jackson and Daryl Tapp have a promising future ahead of them. Adding a bruiser like Canty would've been a better move if the Seahawks were lacking any size at DE or DT, but Brandon Mebane and Craig Terrill aren't exactly small.

More updates on free agency as they come, including the Braylon Edwards rumor, which I'm quite intrigued by. -END-