The NFL deadline for assigning franchise and transition tags on players is this Tuesday but don't expect the Giants to exercise that option on any of their players this year.
Last season, the Giants tagged DE Jason Pierre-Paul, who ended up renegotiating the tender after missing the first half of the season with a non-football injury.
Re-signing Pierre-Paul is reportedly a priority for the Giants this March, but not at the franchise tag price of $15.701 million. The same goes for CB Prince Amukamara, who would warrant a one-year tender worth over $13.9 million.
Neither are worthy of those numbers. None of the other Giants' free agents are franchise or transition tag material. The only player whose tag figure would be close to his contract number would be K Josh Brown, but it's likely Brown and the Giants will come to an agreement this spring.
From Pro Football Talk: The franchise and transition tag numbers for each position appear below. The first number is the non-exclusive franchise tag; the second is the transition tag:
Quarterback: $19.953 million/$17.696 million
Running back: $11.789 million/$9.647 million
Receiver: $14.599 million/$12.268 million
Tight end: $9.118 million/$7.713 million
Offensive line: $13.706 million/$11.902 million
Defensive end: $15.701 million/$12.734 million
Defensive tackle: $13.615 million/$10.875 million
Linebacker: $14.129 million/$11.925 million
Cornerback: $13.952 million/$11.913 million
Safety: $10.806 million/$9.116 million
Kicker/punter: $4.572 million/$4.123 million