New York Giants' news, 3/7: Chase Blackburn, Martellus Bennett, more

Chase Blackburn is headed to free agency - Brad Penner-US PRESSWIRE

Middle linebacker Chase Blackburn and tight end Martellus Bennett appear headed to free agency as they have not been able to work out deals with the New York Giants.

Good morning, New York Giants' fans! Here are your morning links, including news about Chase Blackburn and Martellus Bennett hitting the open market and more.

With no Giants deal, agent says Chase Blackburn ready to hit the market
Unable to come to an agreement with the Giants, Chase Blackburn will become a free agent and could wind up signing elsewhere when the NFL’s calendar year begins next week.

"There is no understanding with the Giants," Blackburn’s agent, Richard Katz, told Newsday on Wednesday. "It appears he’ll hit the open market on the 12th." Katz said Blackburn would still be "open to listening to the Giants" once free agency begins.

New York Giants expected to let Martellus Bennett hit free agency -
Martellus Bennett figured he did enough in his first season with the Giants to make a compelling case for himself as the long-term answer at tight end. After all, he is 26 years old and ended up as the team’s second-leading receiver with 55 catches.

But that’s not the way it’s going to be for Bennett. He might return to the Giants, but it will not be before the start of free agency, as he’s set to hit the open market on Tuesday as an unrestricted free agent.

"I remain in contact with the Giants, we both have shared our ideas on Martellus being a Giant,’’ Bennett’s agent, Kennard McGuire, told The Post. "I am certain we will continue those talks.’’

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