Whittle headed off to Tampa Bay with the Giants best offer, but received a better deal with the defending Super Bowl champs.
The Giants lost their starting right guard as Jason Whittle
a five-year deal with the Bucs. Whittle will likely play center
in Tampa Bay
Whittle was a valuable 5th-year lineman with the Giants, playing both
center and guard with injuries over the years to previous starters like Glen Parker
and Ron Stone. The Giants signed Whittle as a free agent in 1998.
Whittle's deal is reported to be five years and $8.2 million including
a $1.8 million signing bonus.
The Giants vs the Carolina Panthers home preseason opener has been moved to
Friday, Aug. 15 at 8 p.m from Saturday the 16th.
Although reported earlier, Ike Hilliard officially re-signed today with the Giants.
Long snapper Ryan Kuehl also signed.
LB Kevin Lewis signed a one-year deal.