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New York Giants Tender Jim Cordle, Adrian Tracy and Justin Trattou

March 8th, 2013 at 6:30 AM
By Dan Benton

On Thursday, defensive end Justin Trattou tweeted that he had re-signed with the New York Giants. As it turns out, that's not entirely accurate, although it's just a mere formality at this point. What actually happened is that the Giants have tendered all of their Exclusive Rights Free Agents (ERFA), including Trattou, offensive lineman Jim Cordle and defensive end Adrian Tracy.

Since all three players have accrued less than three NFL seasons, the Giants have "exclusive rights" to keep these players by tendering one-year, league minimum contracts. The players are unable to shop themselves around, and if offered a deal by the Giants, have to take it. The only other alternative to signing these tenders is to retire from the NFL.

Both Trattou and Tracy will likely compete with Adewale Ojomo for snaps as the #3 defensive end, with Tracy also receiving a few looks at linebacker. Meanwhile, Cordle will battle for a reserve role and is capable of playing every position along the offensive line, although he's better suited for both center and guard.

Unless a longer deal is reached, all three players will become unrestricted free agents following the 2013 season.

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4 Responses to “New York Giants Tender Jim Cordle, Adrian Tracy and Justin Trattou”

  1.  Hanshi says:

    “Both Trattou and Tracy will likely compete with Adewale Ojomo for snaps as the #3 defensive end, with Tracy also receiving a few looks at linebacker.”
    I think they will compete for the #4 DE with JPP, Tuck and Kiwi being the top 3.

    • Dan BentonDan Benton says:

      Kiwi is LB. Especially now given how thin it is.

    •  rlhjr says:

      For sure.

      And Tracy can play standing up I.E. SAM. He can be very valuable as an additional pass rusher (NASCAR) or coming from a linebacking spot to give the defense another “look”. If Ojomo performs as expected and a pass rusher can be found amongst the defensive tackles (MANDITORY) the Giants will once again have a pass rush.

      If there is not sufficient pressure generated up the middle, you can have 92 on one side and 56 on the other. All the QB will have to do is step up and throw. But if you insert a 64 or a 75 there is nowhere to go…………….but down. Two Giant defensive tackles wore number 64. Who were they?
      Extra credit if you name the player who wore 75. :)

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