The New York Giants have spent the last several weeks clearing as much cap space as they could, but it doesn't look like any will be added via the franchise tag.
Giants co-owner John Mara told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport on Tuesday afternoon that the team will "probably not" administer the franchise tag this year. Potential candidates included offensive tackle Will Beatty, safety Kenny Phillips and tight end Martellus Bennett.
There had been wide speculation that the Giants would place the tag on Beatty, but Mara's comments essentially rule that out.
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