Giants impending free agent CB Prince Amukamara during an appearance on Sirius XM NFL Radio Wednesday GM Jerry Reese told him after the season that they would wait until the start of free agency to discuss a new deal.
Amukamara also added that money isn’t a big issue for him, but he’d still like a fair deal in the end.
“Money is not a huge issue, but, as a professional, you definitely want to be paid what you’re worth,” Amukamara said. “If it’s a crazy number per year or guaranteed number, I think that’s a no-brainer. When everything starts to become close, it does come down to scheme and then location.”
The expectation has been that Amukamara will test the open market, even though the Giants do have plenty of cap space to work with this year.
Amukamara, 26, is a former first-round pick of the Giants back in 2011. The team elected to pick up his fifth-year option last year, but he’s now in position to be one of the best available cornerbacks in this year’s market.
In 2015, Amukamara appeared in 11 games for the Giants and recorded 63 tackles, one interception, one forced fumble, a recovery and 10 pass defenses.
We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2016 Free Agents list.