New York Giants: Big Blue Re-Signs OG Kevin Boothe to 1-Year Deal for 2013

Doug RushSenior Analyst IMarch 25, 2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 07:  Kevin Boothe #77 of the New York Giants  in action against the Cleveland Browns during their game at MetLife Stadium on October 7, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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The left side of the Giants offensive line is now complete for 2013.

On Monday, the Giants have officially re-signed starting left guard Kevin Boothe, according to Kimberly Jones of the NFL Network.

 

LG Kevin Boothe has signed back with NYG. One-year deal.

— Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports) March 25, 2013

 

Jenny Vrentas of the Newark-Star Ledger also confirmed through her story that the Giants will re-sign Boothe for 2013.

 

Confirmed @kimjonessports report that LG Kevin Boothe will re-sign with Giants on one-year deal. #nyg

— Jenny Vrentas (@JennyVrentas) March 25, 2013

 

No official word on how much the one-year offer for Boothe is worth.

Boothe was an unrestricted free agent and was getting interest from teams like the New York Jets, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals and Chicago Bears this offseason.

 

Hearing that Kevin Boothe, one of top OL still on market, taking to NYG, his most recent team, as well as CAR, NYJ and AZ

— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 15, 2013

 

The team focused their top priority of the offensive line when they re-signed left tackle Will Beatty to a five-year deal last month and turned their attention to Boothe.

The Giants had always been in contact with Boothe and had hoped a deal would get worked out.

Boothe has been a part of the Giants since 2007 and started out as a backup on the offensive line before getting the chance to start in the middle of the 2011 season.

With Boothe back, the only spot that remains unsolved is the right tackle spot.

David Diehl will likely be a backup in 2013 and Sean Locklear is still recovering from a broken leg and is a free agent as well.

Getting Boothe back for another season was a good move, and now, the team can turn their attentions on trying to lock up Victor Cruz, who is a restricted free agent.

The Giants could always look to draft a guard in next month's NFL Draft and put him behind Boothe, who will turn 30 once the season starts in 2013.

But for now, Boothe is back with the Giants and will help continue to solidify the left side of the offensive line.