The time period for free agency signings in 2012:
Restricted Free Agents – March 13 to April 20.
Unrestricted Free Agents (who have received June 1 tender from prior club) – March 13 to July 22 (or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later).
Franchise Players – March 13 to November 13, the Tuesday following the 10th week of the regular season.
Transition Players – There are no transition player designations this year.
The Giants have no unsigned RFAs this year. Punter Steve Weatherford has been tagged as their franchise player.
They signed three of their UFAs on Tuesday: CBs Terrell Thomas, Michael Coe and Justin Tryon.
Still unsigned: OT Stacy Andrews, DT Rocky Bernard, LB Chase Blackburn, DB Will Blackmon, QB David Carr, WR Michael Clayton, LB Jonathan Goff, S Deon Grant, DT Jimmy Kennedy, WR Mario Manningham, DB Derrick Martin, OT Kareem McKenzie, CB Aaron Ross, WR Derrick Thomas, DE Dave Tollefson and OL Tony Ugoh
C David Baas restructured his contract, creating $1.575 million in cap room for this year.
Head coach Tom Coughlin announced that he has hired Mark Rhule as his assistant offensive line coach and Lunda Wells as an offensive assistant, rounding out his 2012 staff.
The Giants are scheduled to entertain TE Martellus Bennett this week at TIMEX. Bennett was 2008 2nd round pick of the Dallas Cowboys who has sat behind All-Pro Jason Witten the past four seasons. He only has 81 catches in his career.
Also signed yesterday were two longshot projects: OT Joel Reinders and TE Larry Donnell.
Thomas' signing has effectively spelled the end of Aaron Ross' Giant career. He is scheduled to meet with the Cincinnati Bengals this week and is also said to be on the Raiders' radar.