The talks got to a point where the Saints actually spoke to the DT. Discussions pretty much came to a halt when the Saints and Cofield couldn't work out a long-term extension.
I'm glad the Giants didn't make this move. Assuming no other moves would've been made, Bernard and Canty would've been our starting DT's. I don't like that at all. I guess there's also the possibility that Coughlin's considering having Tuck play the inside a little bit again. Or maybe, we just have a tremendous amount of confidence in the new guy Linval Joseph.
If this move was made, the Giants would have joined a number of other teams who traded or cut quality veteran players on a day where their position was drafted. Oakland drafted McClain, and in turn traded a quality ILB in Kirk Morrison. The Jets drafted Vlad Ducasse and then cut Faneca. The Jags...drafted Mr. Tyson "reach" Alualu, and then got rid of their most veteran locker room guy John Henderson.
I'd include the Washington/Joe McNight situation too, but you could kinda see where they're coming from in getting rid of the injured Washington.
I don't get it. Why not keep these studs on your team and let them teach the new guys the tricks of the trade. There's no doubt Ducasse or McClain would've only benefited long-term from playing with (or behind) guys like Morrison and Faneca.
Regardless, with the talk of the Giants being interested in John Henderson, and the drafting of the DT Joseph, it seems that it may be sooner than later that Cofield's on another roster.
Henderson is already scheduled for visits with the Chiefs on Wednesday, and soon after, the New York football Giants.