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Former New York Giants DT Chris Canty Visits Tennessee Titans, Kansas City Cheifs

February 11th, 2013 at 2:00 PM
By Simon Garron-Caine

For those of you holding out hope Chris Canty comes back to the New York Giants on a lower deal, it doesn't look like he's sitting around waiting for it: a report from Mike Garafolo indicates Canty has already visited the Tennessee Titans and is on his way to visit former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid with his new team, the Kansas City Chiefs.

Per Garafolo:

Chiefs coach Andy Reid knows what Canty can bring as a 4-3 defensive tackle or 3-4 end when healthy. Reid and the Philadelphia Eagles had to worry about blocking Canty in seven meetings during Canty's time with Giants and Dallas Cowboys.

No word on how the Giants will replace Canty and fellow free agent defensive tackle Rocky Bernard, or who will start next to Linval Joseph (who is in a contract year). Shaun Rogers, Markus Kuhn, Marvin Austin and Bobby Skinner round out the current depth at the position.

Canty, who the Giants chose to cut instead of pay $6.5 million this year, never sounded especially likely to return to Big Blue and this free agency tour doesn't do much to change that.

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Tags: Andy Reid, Chris Canty, Dallas Cowboys, Football, Kansas City Chiefs, Linval Joseph, Markus Kuhn, Marvin Austin, Mike Garafolo, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Tennessee Titans

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3 Responses to “Former New York Giants DT Chris Canty Visits Tennessee Titans, Kansas City Cheifs”

  1.  GOAT56 says:

    Speaking of KC I wonder if their free agent DT Dorsey gets a look by us. I know he hasn’t been good in the NFL thus far but he really seems more of a 4-3 DT than the 3-4 DE he was playing. He would probably be willing sign a one year 2-3 mil Bennett like prove it deal.

    •  BigBlueGiant says:

      I’d give him a look for sure. He’s played well when healthy and improved each year out.

    •  fanfor55years says:

      Well, he needs something to try to prove he isn’t a monumental bust after being considered a sure thing. I think you’re being optimistic about his suddenly looking good in another system, but it’s an idea worth contemplating. I assume our pro scouts have had a good look at him. If he has any potential and would sign a “prove it” deal maybe there’s a sliver of a chance he’d wind up here, but I doubt it.

      And forget about Canty. We’ve seen the last of him. Even at $5MM per annum we cannot afford him, and someone is probably going to be willing to give him close to that. I wish him well. Great guy.

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