While the Arrington visit was deemed “good” by more than one member of the organization a source close to Arrington cautioned TGI that it was far from a done deal. What is somewhat surprising is the fact that New York has not yet expressed much interest in 49ers ‘backer Julian Peterson.
As for the latest hopefuls, the Giants are hosting a pair of safeties – Baltimore’s Will Demps and Arizona’s Quentin Harris. With New York’s release of veteran Brent Alexander, they are in dire need of another vet to start alongside Gibril Wilson, who’s hardly coming off a solid year himself. James Butler, a second-year undrafted player, would be an ideal third safety, but wouldn’t have anyone resting too comfortably if he were inserted into the starting lineup.
Also, Big Blue is going to give R.W. McQuarters another look-see. He can play corner decently and is a solid return man.
Of their own free agents, there’s no news on either Nick Greisen, who has surprisingly gotten very little interest from other clubs, or Will Allen, who already has taken a couple free agent visits. It remains unlikely that either will return to the Giants.
The team, however, is almost certainly going to retain both backup QB Tim Hasselbeck and return specialist Chad Morton.