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Doug Legursky rumors: No legs to reports of interest from New York Giants

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The agent for free agent offensive lineman Wednesday shot down the idea that the Giants might be pursuing free-agent offensive lineman Doug Legursky.

Doug Legursky
Doug Legursky
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In a BuffaloBills.com report that center/guard Doug Legursky was visiting the team there was a mention that the New York Giants had expressed interest in the 26-yerar-old four-year veteran. On Wedneday Legursky's agent, David Rich, termed the Giants' interest "minor" and shot down the notion Legursky might become a Giant.

"I don't think there's any legs to that," Rich said. "I don't think he's going to be a New York Giant."

Legursky played four seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers, starting 17 games and playing both center and guard.

Rich said the Giants had expressed interest in Legursky prior to the NFL Draft. The Giants, though, drafted versatile offensive lineman Justin Pugh in the first round and mauling guard Eric Herman in the seventh.

It seems far more likely at this point that if the Giants are to add to their roster that they would look to supplement any or all of the following three positions:

  • Fullback, where Henry Hynoski is recovering from knee surgery and his status for the beginning of the season is in doubt. There have been reports that some veteran fullbacks have worked out for the team. Head coach Tom Coughlin recently said that "If there’s a qualified guy, we would consider it."
  • Defensive end, where the back surgery Jason Pierre-Paul underwent on Tuesday leaves the Giants short on experienced defensive ends. Tuesday we speculated that free agents John Abraham and Dave Tollefson are players who could draw interest.
  • Linebacker, where the Giants have already added veteran castoffs Aaron Curry and Kyle Bosworth. Still, Jacquain Williams is apparently having lingering knee issues and you wonder if the Giants will continue to look to add to their linebacker collection. On that note, it is interesting that former Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Daryl Smith, probably the biggest name linebacker left on the market, might be headed to the Baltimore Ravens.

UPDATE 3:37 p.m. ET: