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@Patricia_Traina #30?30days what are the chances giants This offseason lock up Hankins and Pugh?
— Ibleedbigblue (@tmerritt51) February 10, 2016
My guess is that there is a more realistic chance of Johnathan Hankins, who is in the final year of his rookie deal, being locked up than Justin Pugh.
There are two reasons for that.
First, Hankins is coming off a season-ending injury, so I don’t think it would be out of the question for them to get him on a reasonable deal that was more back loaded in terms of the base salary distribution.
Second, Pugh isn’t as high of a priority right now because as a first-round pick, Pugh has an option year in his contract the Giants can pick up, which means he’s technically under contract for two more seasons. What’s more, if there is even a remote chance of Pugh moving to right tackle, the team might want to wait before dishing out a new contract.
With all the needs the Giants have, I’d make Hankins a re-sign priority once I figured out who of the unrestricted free agents I wanted back and then I’d go from there.