Another player who could have been considered a free-agent target for the New York Giants appears to be off the market. Dallas Cowboys swing tackle Jermey Parnell has reportedly chosen to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
While the Giants have not been connected to any of them during the "legal tampering" period of free agency, several offensive lineman have reportedly struck deals. Those include Orlando Franklin, Doug Free, Derek Newton and now Parnell.
Parnell's deal will reportedly be for five years and $32 million, that's $6.5 annually. That's nuts for a career backup and another indication that perhaps the price tags for starting offensive linemen will keep the Giants out of the market.
Top offensive tackles remaining on the market are Bryan Bulaga of the Green Bay Packers and Joe Barksdale of the St. Louis Rams. Top guards are Mike Iupati of the San Francisco 49ers and Clint Boling of the Cincinnati Bengals.
Parnell emerged for the Cowboys in 2014 when Free was injured.
The Giants have yet to be connected to any of the available linemen, but it is hard to imagine that they won't kick the tires on a couple of them. Of the available players, perhaps Boling and Barksdale would be the less expensive options.
Your thoughts, Giants fans? Are you surprised that, to date, we have heard no news of the Giants pursuing free-agent offensive linemen?