Antrel Rolle has not talked to Giants about new deal


Antrel Rolle, a fixture in the Giants' secondary over the last five seasons, will not be offering a hometown discount in free agency.

The 32-year-old, who became a free agent after playing out every bit of his original five-year deal in New York, would like to return to his former team, but will exhaust all options to find the best contract.

You know, the kind of thing every player says this time of year.

"This is strictly a business move," Rolle said on WEPN-FM on Thursday. "If there's 32 teams interested, I'm going to listen to all 32 teams."

This morning, on Sirius XM, he added: "I haven't had any discussions with Giants yet. I don't know what future holds"

Rolle has always been an opportunist in the Giants' secondary. Over the years his play has undergone the typical dips that one sees with age, though he came back strong in 2013 with a six-interception campaign that earned him a Pro Bowl nod.

If the Giants let him go, though, they will miss Rolle's leadership. It has been his one constant in the Tom Coughlin era.

Over the years, Coughlin has relied on player-captains to relay his message throughout the locker room. With a youth movement underway in East Rutherford, he could be without one of his most loyal lieutenants.

This will undoubtedly come into play despite Coughlin repeatedly mentioning financial considerations at the combine. He knows it'll be hard to find as vocal a presence anywhere else.

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