New York Giants Hoping to Bring Back Free Agent Safety

The New York Giants have taken care of their two biggest free agent priorities, but they'll still have work to do if they want to hold onto all the players that made their 2022 season a success. Speaking on SiriusXM NFL Radio, safety Julian Love revealed that contract talks have ramped up, and the Giants have consistently expressed interest in bringing him back.

Love joined the Giants as the 108th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft and finally emerged as a 16 game starter for the team this past year. He has increased his role in the team's secondary in each of the past four years, culminating this season with a career-high 124 total tackles. For his career, he has nabbed five interceptions, broken up 18 passes, and totalled 291 tackles.

Re-signing Love should be manageable for the Giants now that they've extended quarterback Daniel Jones and placed the franchise tag on running back Saquon Barkley. Per overthecap, they have a little over $16.2 million in cap space, which should allow them to get Love back at a number that makes sense for both sides. He could fetch a deal similar to Amani Hooker's three-year, $30 million deal with the Tennessee Titans.

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