The Giants have kept another piece of their starting offensive line: Left guard Kevin Boothe. Boothe, who was an unrestricted free agent, will re-sign with the Giants on a one-year deal, a person with knowledge of the move confirmed. That person requested anonymity because the Giants have not yet announced the signing, which was first reported by NFL Network. Boothe has been with the Giants since 2007, winning two Super Bowls and emerging as a starter. The Giants had been in talks with his representatives since before the free agency period opened two weeks ago, but Boothe had the chance to test the market. The Giants' first move along the offensive line, and top free-agency priority, was to re-sign left tackle Will Beatty, which was completed before free agency opened. With Boothe now re-signing, the Giants return five starting offensive linemen from 2012, though right tackle David Diehl's future is still somewhat uncertain. Tackle Sean Locklear, who did well filling in for 10 starts last season, is recovering from a significant knee/ACL injury and is a free agent. Right guard Chris Snee admitted last week he was "concerned" that Boothe had not yet re-signed with the Giants. "I think he’s a great player. He’s been very important to us the past couple years," Snee said. "But that’s not my decision to make, and I know (general manager) Jerry Reese will put the best team out there he can. I hope it’s with Kevin Boothe."
Giants to re-sign left guard Kevin Boothe on one-year deal
Published On: Mar 25 2013 11:40:45 AM EDT Updated On: Mar 25 2013 11:40:45 AM EDT
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