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| It appears the Giants wanted both Hankins and Robinson back but at the right value. It is obvious that the players value themselves higher than the Giants do. It is also obvious that the NFL agrees closer with the Giants than the players becauae they are still out there. So, that at least tells me that the Giants will not hesitate to add a DT and LB no matter who is currently on the roster.
How much do we need to allocate for our rookies? Subtract that number from our available cap space. Then also factor in that we may also being in a vet RB and possibly other players.
I don't think we would necessarily have enough room for Hankins and Brown. I do think we would have enough for Hankins and Robinson as long as Hankins deal was not a one year deal where all of the money would be put toward this year.
At this point I am ready to love on from Hankins. I just think the cap space can be better utilized to help fill out the rest of the roster and be carried over to give us more flexibility next year.
Not entirely sure on the numbers, but JPP supposedly cleared up $10M for this season. We were at just under $3M before, and need $4M for the rookie cap. So we've still got about $9M or so to play with, which would let us return Hankins and Robinson if we were so inclined.
I doubt Hankins makes a return here, though. I'd love for it to happen, but I think he'll find the market for his services no different next winter if he does so, because a good season will be discounted for being on a strong DL, and a bad season would just set him back. His only hopes to a big deal would be to go elsewhere and hope he produces.
I don't know what the hold up is with Robinson, though. Can't imagine he's looking for much money, and I don't think he's got many options. It might be possible that the Giants just don't want him back for whatever reason.