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New York Giants Have Expressed Interest in Defensive Tackle Sen’Derrick Marks

March 10th, 2013 at 3:15 PM
By Dan Benton

NFL free agency is a wild time. All sorts of teams are tied to all sorts of players; sometimes it's accurate and sometimes it's not. But in the case of pending free agent defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks, the interest from five different teams seems genuine. And one of them, reports Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, is the New York Giants.

Although the Tennessee Titans are adamant that they want to re-sign Marks, the two sides aren't close to a new deal and likely won't be able to come to an agreement by 4:00 PM EST on Tuesday. As a result, Marks will hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent (UFA) and is expected to draw significant interest from around the league.

Originally drafted in the second-round of the 2009 NFL Draft, Marks has spent his entire four-year career with the Titans. In 51 games, Marks has made 66 tackles and recorded three sacks.

With injury and uncertainty surrounding the Giants' defensive tackles, Marks would have an opportunity to come in an immediately compete for a startng job next to Linval Joseph.

Ultimately, as it always does, signing Marks would come down to the money. If he's highly sought after – and it sounds like he is – chances are the price will be too high for Big Blue. But if it stays reasonable, Marks could turn into another Jerry Reese success story.


Tags: Football, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Sen'Derrick Marks

13 Responses to “New York Giants Have Expressed Interest in Defensive Tackle Sen’Derrick Marks”

  1.  GmenMania says:

    I think this would be a great signing. He’s a young, pass-rushing presence in the middle that really shouldn’t be very expensive. I would love a 4 year, 8-10 million deal if Marks would take it, as we could team him with Joseph and have our starting DT tandem for a couple of years.

  2.  CT GIANT says:


  3.  kujo says:

    I’ve heard every free agent has drawn significant interest from every team.

  4.  kujo says:


    If we were to sign DRC, would his 28 kids lessen or increase his cap hit?

    •  Chad Eldred says:

      I think that if his salary is less than 3 million a year he will qualify for earned income credit.

  5.  kujo says:

    I’ve never even heard of this guy, so I’ll just say that if he feels that the Titans aren’t offering him enough money, and is consequently drawing “significant interest” from other teams, you can guaran-damn-tee that he ain’t coming here.

  6.  Krow says:

    I’m feeling Osi-to-Denver. Just a hunch.

  7.  Dirt says:

    Jenny Vrentas and Mike Garafolo indicate two teams are hot on a deal for Cullen Jenkins, and the Giants are one of them.

  8.  fanfor55years says:

    I hope some of these rumors are true. The Giants cannot go into the season without bringing in at least one veteran defensive tackle in addition to Rogers. I’ll leave it to them as to which of them fits their system and gets the most bang for the buck, but get someone. They cannot assume that Austin or Kuhn is an answer, although either or both might be. And they cannot assume that Rogers can give them more than 15-20 snaps a game.

    I agreed with the decision to release Canty because his salary was too big and his production too small, but this part of the defense needs serious improvement and they cannot depend solely on rookies and youngsters who haven’t proven themselves or are currently hurt.

    It wouldn’t surprise me if the Giants grab a defensive tackle in the first few days of free agency and eventually sign a corner too, but I think the first is a FAR higher priority than the second. On the other hand, if they manage to get both they really open up their draft options.

  9.  shmitty013 says:

    Kimberly Jones ?@KimJonesSports
    NYG have signed DT Cullen Jenkins to a three-year deal for $8 million, $3 million guaranteed. Nice pickup.

    Giants won that battle.

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