Freeney still interested in Giants

Dwight Freeney would love to play for the Giants, according to his father.

"His heart is with ... talking to him, he would love to be with the Giants," Hugh Freeney told Sirius radio's Adam Schein. "But the Giants unfortunately ... doesn't have the money for it. They're broke."

The Giants are always conscious of their salary cap and want to sign veteran free agents for minimum-type deals. Freeney would certainly seem like a good fit in the Osi Umenyiora role but the Giants have Mathias Kiwanuka, Adrian Tracy, Adewale Ojomo, Justin Trattou and third-round pick Damontre Moore behind Justin Tuck and Jason Pierre-Paul. And Freeney, of course, is going to look for the best deal he can get.

If the Giants are going to sign any veterans such as Freeney or safety Charles Woodson, it will have to be on the cheap. The Giants have to manage their cap smartly as they try to extend Victor Cruz to a long-term extension and eventually want to do the same with Hakeem Nicks, who is entering the final year of his deal. And later down the road they'll have to take care of Pierre-Paul.

Roster moves: The Giants waived/injured TE Michael Palmer and CB Antonio Dennard. They signed tight end Morgan Newton off a tryout at rookie camp.