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Antrel Rolle tells WFAN he wants to stay with New York Giants

Knows that "it's not up to me."

Antrel Rolle
Antrel Rolle
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Antrel Rolle wants to be back with the New York Giants. The 32-year-old free-agent-to-be, however, knows that won't happen unless the Giants want it to happen.

"To be honest with you, that's not anything that we've discussed at all," Rolle told WFAN co-hosts Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts during his weekly spot on Tuesday. "Knowing how the Giants do things, that's not really something that they do throughout the course of the season. Like I said, if it was up to me, I would be here.

"But we all know it's not up to me. It's up to the front office. I'm hoping that we can come to an agreement where I can retire a Giant, and more importantly, try to help this team win another Super Bowl before my tenure's up."

Rolle said "the future looks extremely bright" for the Giants.

"Talent in my eyes has never been the question. It's been more about the attitude and the ‘want to,' just being an all-around disciplined team. There's been a lot of games this year where we honestly beat ourselves," Rolle said.

"The future for this team is very promising. With all the injuries and allowign those younger guys to step in and play ... I think it's definitely helped our team out a lot. ... Guys have stepped in and been playing phenomenal."

Rolle said "absolutely not" when asked if Odell Beckham needed to tone down his touchdown celebrations, adding that he thought the taunting penalty Beckham received Sunday was "absolutely absurd."

"I love his fire, I love his game, I love his attitude. In my eyes he doesn't need to change a thing," Rolle said. "He should keep doing exactly what he's been doing."

Rolle said "I don't think it, I know they were dirty," when asked about the St. Louis Rams play on Sunday. He accused the Rams of "targeting" Beckham.

Rolle is looking forward to Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles, even though neither team has a playoff berth riding on the outcome.

"We owe these guys, especially with the whupping that they gave us the first time around," Rolle said. "This game means everything to us at this point."