Today, the Giants have released Canty after four seasons.
Canty battled through some injuries during his time in New York and even spent the first portion of 2012 on the PUP list. That said, he was a big contributing factor to a world championship team and won many people over in his time in New York.
Per Cantys agent, Brad Blank, Canty is appreciative of his time in New York but is ready to get back to work.
"Chris took the news like the professional he is. He Had a great run with the Giants. He was on a Super Bowl winner. He was paid very well. He would like to continue playing so we're working on that now," he tweeted.
With the Giants deadly thin at defensive tackle, they could be considering bringing Chris Canty back on a lesser deal.
Reading between the lines, Blank stated that he was already working to help Canty continue playing. Canty is a Bronx native who loves the city of New York. It would not come as a surprise at all if Canty Concluded his career here in New York.
On the other hand, Canty went to Latin High School in North Carolina, right outside the home of the Carolina Panthers. The current pro personnel director of the Carolina Panthers is Dave Gettleman, the former pro personnel director of the Giants. Gettleman had a direct hand in bringing Canty to new York in that role.
The Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets could also be interested in Canty. He has proven that he is 3-4/4-3 versatile after leaving Dallas for the Giants. The Jets could use a pass rushing presence alongside Muhammad Wilkerson and the Eagles are looking to transition to a 3-4. They need as many bodies as possible that fit the scheme.
Expect the Giants, Eagles, Jets, and Panthers to be contenders for Canty's services.
Canty appeared on ESPN radio and stated that he did not see a reunion with the Giants in the near future. He did however say that he would like to compete against the Giants and when asked about the Jets, said "nothing was off the table".
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