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Giants free agency rumors: "Serious interest" reported in safety George Iloka

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The Giants are apparently going after one of the best safeties on the market.

George Iloka
George Iloka
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The New York Giants are one of five teams with "serious interest" in George Iloka, one of the top safeties on the free-agent market, according to

Iloka, who turns 26 on March 31, is a massive safety, 6-foot-4, 225 pounds. Despite that size, however, Iloka can play both strong and free safety. In our free-agent profile of Iloka, SB Nation's Cincy Jungle offered this:

Iloka has a rare blend of size, athleticism and coverage ability. When you see him listed at 6'4" and 225 lbs, you might assume he's a strong safety, but Bengals fans would know Iloka has played more free safety than anything. He patrols that deep safety spot and the defense rarely gets beat over his head. His speed, length and range allow him to be a unique player in the NFL. The Bengals pride themselves in rotating their safety's responsibilities and Iloka can also play inside the box and uses his size to help him in the run game as well. The Bengals often used Iloka to match up against dangerous tight ends because of his blend of size and athleticism. That alone makes Iloka valuable to every NFL team. You just don't find too many DBs with his blend of abilities.

With the Giants apparently not on the list of teams Eric Weddle may be interested in joining, Iloka may be the top safety on the free-agent market. Spotrac's Calculated Market Value for Iloka is four years, $22.59 million, or $5.6 annually.

How happy would it make you to see Iloka patrolling center field next season, Giants fans?