Giants' Free Agency 2014 Scorecard: Thursday news, rumors

Is this decision day for Justin Tuck? - Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Keep up with all of the Giants' free agency news, rumors and analysis on the Big Blue View Giants' Free Agency Hub Page

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[UPDATE 12:43 PM EDT ]

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[UPDATE 12:38 PM EDT: The Nicks report is now being amended to a two-team race between the Panthers and Colts.]

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[UPDATE 12:07 PM EDT ]

Valentine's View: 'License Plate Guy' scooping the media. Seriously, though, we predicted Nicks to his hometown Panthers last summer. Everybody knew this was coming.

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[UPDATE 10:50 AM EDT ]

Valentine's View: Not the least bit surprising. I had predicted weeks ago that Ginn could be a potential Giants' free-agent target.

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[UPDATE 10:12 AM EDT]

Valentine's View: The Giants are paying Beason like they expect premier performance. Will they get it?

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Day 3 of 2014 NFL Free Agency is here. The first two days have, to say the least, been busy for the New York Giants. They have also been quite productive with the additions of guard Geoff Schwartz and running back Rashad Jennings, along with the re-signings of several key players from 2013 -- most notably middle linebacker Jon Beason.

What will Thursday bring? First and foremost, keep an eye on the Oakland Raiders. Defensive end Justin Tuck, cornerback Terrell Thomas and running back Andre Brown have all visited there and any, or all, could wind up signing in Oakland. Tuck is the most likely of the trio to return to the Giants.

Early tweets from Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News indicate Giants' fans who want Tuck to return might not be happy with the end result.

What else can we look for from the Giants today? No free-agent visits are scheduled as of now -- that we know of. The Giants have shown their hand in a couple of areas, however.

Defensively, it is obvious they want to upgrade at cornerback. They have re-signed Trumaine McBride, checked in on Darrelle Revis and already hosted Tracy Porter for a free-agent visit. The search for veteran cornerbacks is likely to continue. After their aborted deal with linebacker O'Brien Schofield, perhaps outside linebacker is also in play. If they lose Tuck, perhaps defensive end as well.

Offensively, the signing of J.D. Walton does not mean the Giants won't continue to be in the center market. Tight end is another position yet to be addressed. After missing out on Jacoby Jones perhaps the Giants will also see what other kick returners are available.

Use this as your open thread for discussion.

Giants' Free Agency Scorecard

Unrestricted

Jon Beason -- Signed three-year, $19 million deal with Giants ($7 million guaranteed).
Justin Tuck -- Reportedly leaning toward a return to the Giants.
Linval Joseph -- Signed with the Minnesota Vikings.
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 -- Re-signed with the Giants. Deal reportedly one-year, $4 million.
Kevin Boothe
Mike Patterson
Josh Brown -- Re-signed with the Giants.
Curtis Painter -- Re-signed with the Giants.
Peyton Hillis -- Re-signed to two-year, $1.8 million deal.
Louis Murphy
Bear Pascoe
Shaun Rogers

Keith Rivers -- Signed two-year, $5 million deal with Buffalo Bills.
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

New Giants

OG Geoff Schwartz -- Signed four-year, $16.8 million deal ($.6.2M guaranteed)
RB Rashad Jennings -- Signed four-year, $14 million deal ($3M guaranteed)
C J.D. Watson -- Signed with Giants. Contract terms unknown.

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