The New York Giants are hemorrhaging free agents this offseason, but it hasn't entirely been for lack of effort. Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports the team made an offer to defensive end Dave Tollefson, but that a return now seems unlikely.
"Giants had offered DE Dave Tollefson a deal to return. He seems to have options, though. Makes a return much less likely now," Vacchiano tweeted.
In addition to the Green Bay Packers, whom Tollefson met with for two days last week, the former seventh-round pick has visits scheduled with the Oakland Raiders and Tennessee Titans.
It's safe to assume that these alternative options have driven Tollefson's price up, likely beyond what the Giants are willing to pay for a #4 defensive end. However, after four years as a quality reserve and two championships, Tolly has certainly earned whatever money is coming his way.
Despite leaving Green Bay without a contract, the Packers remain the favorite to sign Tollefson. In their 3-4 defensive system, he would move to the outside and play linebacker.
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