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Jerry Reese talks free agency, Justin Tuck, more

New York Giants' general manager Jerry Reese discussed free agency and more Monday on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

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New York Giants' general manager Jerry Reese said Monday on SiriusXM NFL Radio that there is no "template" for how to approach free agency.

"People ask you, what's your strategy? I don't think there's a template," Reese told Tim Ryan & Pat Kirwan. "Some years you have more money than other years and you think 'I can get out and strike quickly.' You have to strike when you can. Other times you have to sit back and wait and let the market settle down a little bit."

The biggest signing by the Giants has been defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins, who was actually signed prior to the full-blown free agency period after being cut by the Philadelphia Eagles.

"We really like Cullen. He plays football like it's supposed to be played," Reese said. "This guy's a hard-nosed professional football player and I think he's gonna really help us up front."

Offensively, the biggest signing thus far has been tight end Brandon Myers, who will replace Martellus Bennett at tight end.

"This guy has played quite a bit. He caught 79 balls last year at Oakland. He's quarterback-friendly," Reese said. "We think he will be a great piece to our offense."

Asked about defensive Justin Tuck, Reese said the player he saw last season "was not the Justin Tuck that I know. He's driven to come back and show everybody, to show himself and his teammates that he can be the old Justin Tuck," Reese said. "He's driven to come back and be that player. I think you're going to see that guy."

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