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2013 NFL Free Agency: Kevin Boothe back with Giants

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Kevin Boothe is returning to the Giants after not finding any offers he was happy with in free agency.

Kevin Boothe
Kevin Boothe
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Kevin Boothe is returning to the New York Giants, having agreed to a one-year contract. The Giants have now re-signed both starting left tackle Will Beatty and Boothe, the team's starting left guard.

"Kevin is a pro's pro and we're happy to have him back," general manager Jerry Reese said. "His return will provide experience, versatility, competition and depth on our offensive line."

"I'm happy to be back," Boothe said. "It's a great organization and a great team. I'm looking forward to this upcoming season."

Boothe, who is entering his eighth NFL season and seventh with the Giants, was a free agent for the first time in his career. He was eager to see what that offered, though he wasn't looking to pack up and move.

"I think you owe it to yourself to put yourself out there," Boothe said. "The entire time I wanted to return to the New York Giants, and fortunately they wanted me back."

With the return of Boothe, the Giants have retained all five linemen who started the majority of their games last season. The group includes right guard Chris Snee, a four-time Pro Bowler, center David Baas and tackles David Diehl and Will Beatty.

It would appear that the only spot in flux on the offensive line would be right tackle. There is still a question about Diehls' contract, and the possibility that even if Diehl returns to could be challenged by James Brewer at right tackle.

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