Another potential safety candidate for the New York Giants is off the free-agent market, as the hotly-sought after Ron Parker has decided to re-sign with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Perhaps the biggest reason the Giants never met with Parker or apparently made him any kind of offer is the massive price tag. Parker's deal to return to the Chiefs is apparently a five-year deal woth $30 million, with a $5 million signing bonus and $8 million guaranteed. That is an incredible amount of money for a four-year veteran who came into the league as an undrafted free agent out of Division II Newberry College in 2011 and was a first-time starter in 2014.
Parker confirmed his return to Kansas City via Twitter:
Glad to be back in KC !! Can't wait to get back to wrk #chiefsnation— Ron Parker (@ghost_0836) March 14, 2015
While Chiefs fans are happy to have one of the better players on their defense a year ago back in the fold, the Giants are still in need of help at the safety position after Antrel Rolle signed with the Chicago Bears.
Another safety, Kendrick Lewis, has reportedly signed a three-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens. Lewis is a five-year veteran who spent last season with the Houston Texans.
The most likely course of action for the Giants at this point may well be to re-sign Stevie Brown, even though Brown struggled at times last season. The Giants currently do not have a player on their roster who has started an NFL game at safety.