Well, nothing can be done officially until Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET when the free-agent signing period opens, and there appears to be at least one team determined to be a fly in the ointment. A report Monday morning indicated that the Arizona Cardinals will likely also target Norwell.
The 26-year-old Norwell is apparently also being courted by the San Francisco 49ers.
The Giants, though, appear to remain the heavy favorites to land Norwell’s services.
If Andrew Norwell, the top offensive lineman on the open market, lands anywhere other than the Giants it will be considered a major upset throughout the industry. He is a player Giants GM Dave Gettleman knows well from their time together in Carolina, and the Giants are desperate to finally actually upgrade their offensive line.
He was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Carolina Panthers when Dave Gettleman was GM there.
[Update: 8:50 p.m. ET]