Update - 4:33 p.m.: Rolle is meeting with the Bears, but has no deal in place, according to his agent (Drew Rosenhaus, March 10)
Rolle said that he hasn’t had any discussions with the Giants or any other teams and that he’s prepared to hit free agency on Tuesday (Graziano, Mar. 5).
The 32-year-old is a free agent. He spent the last five season with the Giants after five years with Arizona. He signed a five-year, $37 million deal with the Giants in 2010.
Over his five years with New York, Rolle had 2.5 sacks, 14 interceptions, five forced fumbled and five fumble recoveries. He made 381 tackles over his 80 games played.
Of course Rolle is going to be targeted by other teams, that doesn't mean he won't be open to coming back to the Giants if they offer him a reasonable deal. He's gotten paid well over his career and it may not be all about the money at this point for him.
The Giants are sifting through the very thin free agent safety market right now and the options aren't pretty. Rolle is at the top of the list after Devon McCourty (who signed back with NE yesterday), Rahim Moore and Tyvon Branch.
The priorities at this time may be to make Rolle an offer and see if he'll come back into the fold, re-sign Stevie Brown and and/or go after Moore.