There are a couple teams that are in the running for former Cardinal safety Antrel Rolle, and now another NFC team is in the mix, as the NY Daily News reports that the Giants also have their eyes on Rolle.
The Giants got a jump on the free-agent market tonight by getting in the race for safety Antrel Rolle.
Rolle was released by the Arizona Cardinals Thursday, which freed the 27-year-old Pro Bowler to negotiate with teams even before the free-agent market opens at midnight. The Giants were one of the first to call, according to a source, joining a race that reportedly includes the Chicago Bears, Miami Dolphins and Cards.
The Bears, however, appear to be the prohibitive favorites. They are reportedly deep in negotiations with his agent and hadn’t balked at his enormous price tag, with some reports out of Chicago suggesting a deal could happen overnight.
Even if it doesn’t, the Giants are likely long shots because Rolle’s asking price is large. He has already turned down a reported six-year, $38.6 million offer from the Cards, who released him rather than pay him a $4 million roster bonus he’s due next week. Rolle, who was due $8.1 million in salary in 2010 and he’s rumored to be looking for $8 million per year.
Rolle had four picks last season, and while the article above mentions the Bears, the Cards themselves appear to be the front-runner to getting him back.