Johnathan Hankins Reportedly Has Been Unable to Top Giants' Offer in Free Agency

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistMarch 20, 2017

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 05:  Defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins #95 of the New York Giants celebrates after sacking quarterback Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons in the fourth quarter of their game at MetLife Stadium on October 5, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Free-agent defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins reportedly hasn't been offered more than the standing offer he has with his former team, the New York Giants, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

Rapoport added that Hankins has been searching the market for weeks looking for a better deal, though the Giants "want an answer."

According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, Hankins is seeking "a multiyear contract and wants to make $8 million a year at minimum."

The market hasn't been keen to give him such a lucrative contract. Hankins, 24, registered 43 tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble for the Giants in 2016. But Pro Football Focus gave him a "poor" grade for his play in 2016 (h/t Dave Holcomb of FanRag Sports), and it's possible teams have come to the same conclusion.

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