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New York Giants news, 3/17: Offseason program, Johnathan Hankins, more

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Good morning, New York Giants fans! Let’s get your St. Patrick’s Day started with a look at some Giants-related headlines.

How good is Big Hank?

Will anything happen today in the free agent saga of defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins? Will Hankins and his team lower their asking price and find a deal?

SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano writes that there is “no chance” Hankins will receive a deal approachign the $10 million annually we know he had originally been seeking. Hankins and his team apparently consider him among the league’s best defensive tackles. Vacchiano writes that teams around the league may disagree, saying “some don’t consider him an impact player” and that “some question how good Hankins really is on his own.”

Offseason program begins April 18

The Giants will get back to work April 18 when their offseason program officially begins. Rookie mini-camp is set for the weekend of May 12 and the mandatory mini-camp is June 13-15.

Jerry Reese’s Vandy visit

Should fans really get all freaked out when Giants’ GM Jerry Reese shows up at a Pro Day? It is part of his job and Reese’s presence at a Pro Day does not guarantee anything in the NFL draft. Paul Schwartz of the New York Post points out, however, that Reese did attend Pro Days for Odell Beckham Jr. and Ereck Flowers, whom the Giants selected in Round 1, and Leonard Floyd, who was thought to be the Giants top draft target a year ago.

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