As they recently did with cornerback Aaron Ross, the New York Giants may soon have a reunion with defensive end Dave Tollefson. Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports the team does have some interest in the veteran, although no new deal is imminent.
Tollefson, who was released by the Oakland Raiders earlier this week, was originally a seventh-round pick of the Green Bay Packers in 2006. He was signed by the Giants off of the Raiders' practice squad in 2007 and would remain with the team through 2011.
A valuable reserve, Tollefson never got the credit he deserved in New York. He was highly underrated and vastly overlooked playing alongside the likes of Michael Strahan, Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora and Jason Pierre-Paul. Still, the talented all-around DE was productive when he saw the field, collecting 81 tackles, 10 sacks and forcing five fumbles in 63 games with the team.
Any potential deal with Tollefson likely won't occur until June when the Giants designate defensive tackle Chris Canty and running back Ahmad Bradshaw as post-June 1st cuts.
In addition to the Giants, several other teams are also said to be interested.
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