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Giants won't tender Hynoski as a RFA

Defenderdawg : 3/3/2014 10:52 am
ProFootballTalkū@ProFootballTalkˇ27 secs
Giants won't tender FB Henry Hynoski as a restricted free agent, per league source. They want to keep him for less than the tender options.
since he was a UDFA  
Mike in NY : 3/3/2014 10:53 am : link
They can't use an original round tender because they wouldn't get a pick back and he is not worth the next highest tender
Defenderdawg : 3/3/2014 10:59 am : link
Conor Orrū@ConorTOrrˇ36 secs
With Hynoski, tender never made sense. Amount wasn't in line with perception of market value
They did the same thing to Pascoe last year.  
Enoch : 3/3/2014 11:02 am : link
Offered him a 1-year minimum salary contract instead.

The difference is that, if he's healthy, there could be another team interested in Hynoski.
A healthy Conner  
old man : 3/3/2014 11:15 am : link
vs. a major injury-ed Hyno=

Thanks Hank.
TMS : 3/3/2014 11:17 am : link
Conner/Hillis have made him expendable for us.
This outcome was clear as soon as they signed Conner.  
Big Blue Blogger : 3/3/2014 11:18 am : link
Hyno could be back, but there was zero chance of him being tendered.
That injury probably killed it for him  
jcn56 : 3/3/2014 11:23 am : link
Can't imagine there's much demand for his services around the league, at least not enough to prevent us from retaining him if we want to.
Thank you Hyno thread?  
pjcas18 : 3/3/2014 11:26 am : link
love Hyno.  
Big Blue '56 : 3/3/2014 12:03 pm : link
prefer Connor
Hillis hasn't made anyone expendable other than himself  
djm : 3/3/2014 12:07 pm : link
but Connor certainly has. Hillis shouldn't be anything more than a 4th RB. He's so ordinary. PLus, he's not exactly a blocking FB.
Hyno is way more valuable than hillis  
Giants Fan in Steelers Land : 3/3/2014 12:23 pm : link
Sometimes I feel like we all watch  
pjcas18 : 3/3/2014 12:28 pm : link
different games, or at least see them differently.

Hillis has a place on my team if he wants it.

I haven't see a RB so aware of his role and as versatile in it on the Giants since Tiki.

No, Hillis isn't a bell cow back, and no he isn't fast, but he catches the screen pass better than anyone since Tiki, yes he 100% can block, and he can run if required.

He'd be a decent insurance plan in case plan A and B don't work. I'm a lot more confident in Hillis than I am in Da'Rell Scott or Michael Cox.
JerseyCityJoe : 3/3/2014 12:37 pm : link
As pjcas mentioned Hillas is a decent football player. However, he is the type of guy if he makes the roster, your team is not really improving.
why is that jerseycityjoe  
pjcas18 : 3/3/2014 12:39 pm : link
it seemed like the offense improved when he played, though that's just with the eye test, not stats.

Anyway, I'm not advocating for Hillis to be a starter or even a backup.

but as the 3rd/4th RB yeah, I think the team is better with him than with Scott or Cox.
djm : 3/3/2014 12:55 pm : link

If you compare Hillis to his peers he's a poor RB. The guy came in and "upgraded" the most dysfunctional running game going...maybe the most dysfunctional running game ever. He can be a backup if he wants but if this guy is getting carries for more than 1-2 games next year we won't be happy.

We should expect more out of the Giants running backs. Hillis can be the 4th guy here...that's fine.
JerseyCityJoe : 3/3/2014 12:58 pm : link
We did improve when he came on board no question. But from a roster upgrade standpoint you should have harder cuts than Hillis to make. I respect Hillis coming in and playing his guts out for us. But there is a reason he was bagging hay or whatever he was doing when we called him up. If we want to improve we need more skilled players than Hillis in the backfield. Just saying.
oh please  
djm : 3/3/2014 1:00 pm : link
I haven't see a RB so aware of his role and as versatile in it on the Giants since Tiki

You're serious? Derick Ward took shits that were more talented than Hillis. Hillis may know his role....but he's the epitome of a JAG. HE does nothing well. We need better. I'd rather draft a 5th rounder and give him the job than hold on to Hillis. If the running game falls apart again we can always go out and sign a JAG just like last year.

Again, this is like saying Raymond Felton is an all star PG, and many Knicks fan did just that, simply because the guy replaced the shittiest PGs in NBA history. And Felton is a better PG than Hillis is RB. That's saying something.
djm : 3/3/2014 1:02 pm : link
I just saw your last post so I may have jumped the gun. I don't mind Hillis as the 4th guy here. But even that may be a stretch if the Giants draft a guy in the mid rounds.

I'd perfer to see Vet, Brown (or another vet) Wilson, Rookie...but I could live with Hillis as the 4th.
NNJ Tom : 3/3/2014 1:07 pm : link
Best TD dance EVER !!!!

pjcas18 : 3/3/2014 1:20 pm : link
guys you who can a) typically afford and b) are willing to accept the role as 4th RB are normally guys who are younger like Scott and Cox (or development draft picks).

I doubt Donald Brown is going anywhere to be the 4th RB.

Hillis IMO, is the perfect insurance policy.

He excels at nothing but can do everything. He can block, catch, and run. If running backs a and b go down, and you need a guy whose not a 3rd down scat back, but more of an all purpose insurance policy I think he can help. He's a vet min guy who I think out performs that contract.
No big deal...  
M.S. : 3/3/2014 2:45 pm : link
...Hynoski is just one of several Giants over-rated on BBI. Make that a lot over-rated.
its easy to get a good FB in this league  
I Love Clams Casino : 3/3/2014 3:15 pm : link
Hillis has earned a chance....He is solid.  
drkenneth : 3/3/2014 3:29 pm : link
In what world is Hyno valuable?
Not giving Hillis  
TMS : 3/3/2014 3:45 pm : link
more props than he deserves (because of his limited skill set), but he did a decent job for us last year and handles ALL the functions of a backup RB. Guy learns fast, plays hard, and does not make many mistakes. If Wilson ever does that we will be in good shape.
TC noticed  
TMS : 3/3/2014 3:48 pm : link
and mentioned is last year, regarding Hillis as well. So would not count him out yet.
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