The Giants sent out a few tenders for the 2019 season, including K Aldrick Rosas and WR Corey Coleman, SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano confirmed on Wednesday.
Rosas was among the five exclusive rights free agents (ERFAs). Center Jon Halapio and FB Eli Penny were issued tenders, while OL Kristjan Sokoli and DT Jordan Williams did not receive one which means they will be unrestricted free agents on March 13 when the new league year begins. Those issued a tender will make a league minimum salary for the new year.
Rosas was an essential for the Giants to bring back, especially after his impressive 2018 season. He was one of the best kickers in the NFL, hitting 32-of-33 field goals and 31-of-32 extra points. This performance earned the 24-year-old his first Pro Bowl bid, as it was a big step forward from a shaky 2017 season.
Coleman, on the other hand, was a restricted free agent who received an original-round tender worth $2.025 million. The Giants had three more RFAs in CB Antonio Hamilton, QB Alex Tanney, and C Spencer Pulley. Tanney re-signed with the Giants on a two-year deal, while Hamilton didn’t receive a tender. Pulley’s status with the team is currently unknown.
A former first-round pick by the Browns, the Giants clearly saw what they needed to in 2018 after he bounced around the league and landed in East Rutherford. Coleman played in eight games with the Giants, collecting five receptions for 71 yards during that span.
While his receiver skills will be vital for depth purposes, Coleman made his mark in the return game for Big Blue. He had 598 yards on 23 returns (26-yard average), and he brought back one punt for 19 yards. The Giants could have faith in Coleman to be their go-to guy in the return game moving forward.