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Giants GM: Hakeem Nicks, Tuck deserve to hit market

Justin Tuck said last month that he would love to retire as a member of the New York Giants, but he still wants to see what the market is for his services this offseason.

Speaking at the NFL Scouting Combine on Saturday, general manager Jerry Reese confirmed that Tuck, Hakeem Nicks and Jon Beason all are expected to hit the open market.

Offering a refreshingly honest take on free agency, Reese said all three players deserve to see what the market is and to get as much money as possible.

Translation: Reese already has set a walk-away price, which none of them have been willing to accept to this point.

The Giants will keep their options open on all three players.

Here's what else we learned from Reese on Saturday:

» The team's brass is confident that Rueben Randle will make a "significant jump" in his third season, which would seem to suggest Nicks won't be back. Reese also said Jerrel Jernigan finally looked like the player he selected in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

» Despite speculation to the contrary, Reese said veteran guard Chris Snee definitely wants to play another season. Coming off October hip surgery and an elbow operation, Snee will have to accept a pay cut to return to the Giants.

» The Giants aren't going to put all of their eggs in David Wilson's basket at running back. Reese will address the position in free agency or the draft.

On the latest edition of the "Around The League Podcast," the guys speculate on big names who could be cut, then talk offseason forecasts for the Packers and Raiders.

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