Giants' Free Agency 2014: Stevie Brown re-signs, Justin Tuck could return

Stevie Brown - Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE

Safety will return to Giants after missing entire 2013 season. More free agency news and rumors surrounding the Giants.

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Valentine's View: Jones sounds like a visit, not as certain he will sign as we are with Schwartz and Jennings. Jones would be a terrific addition. Will have more on this later, but right now I have to say I absolutely love what the Giants appear to have done thus far. Every signing solid, and you can see the reason for each move. Maybe the Schofield signing in an overpay, but we don't know the player well at this point.

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[UPDATE 4:42 PM EDT ]

A linebacker! More on this soon.

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[UPDATE 3:38 PM EDT ]

Valentine's View: I know this will upset some of you. It comes down to this, though -- if Ryan Nassib can't take the backup QB job away from Painter during the preseason then how good is Nassib in the first place?

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[UPDATE 2:47 PM EDT]

Safety Stevie Brown will return to the New York Giants. Brown announced the news on his Twitter account, without getting into specifics of his new contract. In other news, Pro Football Talk is reporting that defensive end Justin Tuck is leaning toward a return to the Giants.

Brown had a breakout season with the Giants in 2012 when he intercepted eight passes, but missed the entire 2013 season with a torn ACL. He has maintained all along that he wanted to return to the Giants, and after missing 2013 it seemed logical that would happen since the injury likely decreased his market.

Brown's return with Antrel Rolle and Will Hill also in place, gives the Giants a trio of quality safeties. It also means veteran Ryan Mundy almost certainly will move on.

Tuck has been hoping for one final payday and has indicated that he wanted to find out what other teams thought his value was. If he is already said to be leaning toward a return to the Giants perhaps he hasn't received the type of free-agent offers he was hoping for.

The signing period for announcing deal with free agents from other teams begins at 4 p.m. The Giants have been in on offensive guard Geoff Schwartz and running back Rashad Jennings, so watch for news there.

You can use this as a new thread for news and rumors.

Giants' Free Agency Scorecard

Unrestricted

Jon Beason -- Expected to hit the free-agent market. Representing himself.
Justin Tuck
-- Likely to hit the market, although Jason La Canfora tweeted that Tuck is expected to return to the Giants.
Linval Joseph -- Signed with the Minnesota Vikings. [Full story]
Hakeem Nicks -- Almost certainly out the door. The questions are to whom and for how much.
Andre Brown
Trumaine McBride -- Re-signed to two-year, $3.1 million deal.
Terrell Thomas
Stevie Brown -- Announced via Twitter that he has re-signed with the Giants. Deal reportedly one-year, $4 million.
Kevin Boothe
Mike Patterson
Josh Brown -- Brown confirmed via Twitter that he is returning to the Giants. Contract details not yet available.
Curtis Painter -- Reportedly will return to the Giants.
Peyton Hillis -- Re-signed to two-year, $1.8 million deal.
Louis Murphy
Bear Pascoe
Shaun Rogers
Keith Rivers
Aaron Ross
Ryan Mundy -- Signed with the Chicago Bears. [Full story]

Restricted

Jim Cordle -- Not tendered.
Henry Hynoski -- Not tendered
Da'Rel Scott -- Not tendered
Spencer Paysinger -- Received $1.431 million RFA tender
Mark Herzlich
-- Re-signed to one-year deal

Exclusive Rights

Dallas Reynolds -- Received ERFA tender

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