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Giants Morning Report: Cullen Jenkins' pay cut, draft chatter, free agency notes

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New York Giants headlines for Tuesday, 2/17.

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Cullen Jenkins
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Good morning, New York Giants fans! Let's get your day started with a look at Giants-related headlines.

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Defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins told NJ.com he "kind of knew" a pay cut was coming after a poor 2014 season:

"For me, I kind of knew coming into the offseason. I've been around for a while, so I kind of expected it coming into the offseason," said Jenkins, who was set to make $2.25 million in 2015 before reworking the deal. "This year, I didn't have a good year. I wasn't 100 percent, my explosion wasn't there. I definitely didn't have the type of year that I would have liked to have and the Giant would have liked to have.

"I can't go in and expect to make all this money if I'm not holding up my part. I'm appreciative of another chance to play another year, go out there and try to prove myself again and that I'm not too old while helping the team get back on track to its winning ways."

Steve Serby of the New York Post reminds that should the Giants use the "non-exclusive" franchise tag on Jason Pierre-Paul other teams would have to fork over two first-round picks if they were to sign JPP. That would be a pretty nice consolation prize.

Cincinnati Bengals' guard Clint Boling might be on the Giants' free-agent wish list, but it doesn't sound like the Bengals are going to let him reach the open market.

Green Bay Packers' wide receiver Randall Cobb might also be on the wish list, but he is another player who would seem unlikely to wind up with the Giants.

ESPN's Dan Graziano looks at defensive ends to watch during the Scouting Combine.

Ernie Palladino offers a list of free agents the Giants could consider.