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New York Giants news, 3/17: Russell Okung still hasn't made decision

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Let's check some of the St. Patrick's Day headlines that could impact the New York Giants.

Russell Okung
Russell Okung
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Good morning and happy St. Patrick's Day, New York Giants fans! Stay safe out there if you are going out to celebrate later today. In the meantime, let's check out some of the headlines around the league that may pact the Giants.

The Okung watch continues

Offensive tackle Russell Okung, perhaps the Giants' last chance to make a real splash in free agency and probably their best chance to upgrade with an experienced tackle, still has not made a decision.

Okung's current suitors appear to be the Giants, whom he visited last week, the Detroit Lions, the Denver Broncos and a possible return to the team where he spent the first six seasons of hsi career, the Seattle Seahawks. The Giants and Lions are believed to be the two teams with offers on the table for Okung, though it's unknown if those offers approach the $11 to $13 million annual salary the 28-year-old Okung is reportedly aiming for.

Here is a look at some of the other tackle options on the free agent market.

Bennett to Patriots

With the Chicago Bears trying, and trying, and trying to trade tight end Martellus Bennett many Giants fans expressed interest in bringing him back to the Giants. That won't happen now that the Bears have traded Bennett to the New England Patriots. Chicago sent Bennett and a sixth-round pick to New England for the Patriots' fourth-round pick.

It's easy to say that Bennett, 29, is likely more of an impact player than any fourth-round pick would be. That might even be correct. Bennett is an excellent all-around tight end who has 53 or more receptions in each of the past four seasons. The Giants, though, only have six selections in the upcoming draft. They traded their seventh-round pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers for punter Brad Wing, and were not awarded any compensatory picks. The Patriots, despite not having a first-round pick, have 11 selections in the upcoming draft. They can afford to surrender picks for players.

More headlines

Amendola could indeed be out in New England | ProFootballTalk

Karlos Dansby says Browns told him 'we're going to rebuild this thing with younger guys' |

Clemson edge rushers Shaq Lawson, Kevin Dodd out to make most of opportunities | The Charlotte Observer

Browns release WR Dwayne Bowe, who caught only five passes |

Browns sign Rahim Moore, former Texans safety, to 1-year deal |

New Orleans Saints sign LB James Laurinaitis |