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Free Agent DT Johnathan Hankins Targeting Over $10M Per Year

Jordan Raanan of ESPN spoke to some sources around the league who mentioned that free agent DT Johnathan Hankins is asking for more than $10 million per year.

  • Ian Rapoport reported earlier in the day that Hankins is looking for a multi-year deal, but it’s unlikely he’ll get one at this point.

However, it’s clear that no team is interested in paying out this kind of money at this point in free agency, especially after Dontari Poe and Bennie Logan both agreed to one-year deals at lower salaries.

The Giants are reportedly interested in bringing Hankins back, but not at that price. The Dolphins have also come up as a team that could have interest, but they’re looking for value options at the position, considering that they’re already spending big money on Ndamukong Suh.

Hankins, 24, is a former second-round pick of the Giants back in 2013. He played out the final year of his four-year, $4.03 million rookie contract that included a $1.311 million signing bonus and is now testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career.

In  2016, Hankins appeared in all 16 games and recorded 44 tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble for the Giants. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the 72 interior defender out of 127 qualifying players.

We have him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.