For the majority of this offseason, bringing back S Antrel Rolle was viewed a given. Signing a new contract with the Giants was simply a foregone conclusion. Not so fast.
The veteran safety has been identified as a free agent (by both GM Jerry Reese and Tom Coughlin) that the Giants would like to retain, but as of now, with less than a week remaining before the frenzy of free agency begins, Rolle's future appears to be uncertain.
Of course there is still time for the Giants and Rolle to work out a deal - free agency begins next Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Rolle is a three-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro. He has played in two Super Bowls, one as an Arizona Cardinal and one with the Giants. He has been as durable as he has been productive. Rolle has not missed a game in his five seasons with the Giants and has only missed one game since 2006.
Over his career, Rolle has been one of the top compensated safeties in all of football. In March of 2010, the Giants made Rolle the highest-paid safety in the NFL with a five-year, $37 million deal - a deal in which he has collected every penny of.