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PFW has learned that the Giants have made their second big splash in this year's free-agency pool by agreeing to terms with ex-Jets ORT Kareem McKenzie on a seven-year, $37.75 million deal, with a $12.5 million signing bonus. The 25-year-old is slated to earn $18 million in the first three years of the deal and becomes one of the highest-paid right tackles in the NFL.

If McKenzie plays out this entire contract, he will earn more than Jonas Jennings, who plays the more-coveted OLT position and who signed a seven-year, $36 million deal ($12 million in total bonuses) with the 49ers. His deal also compares favorably with Colts ORT Ryan Diem's seven-year, $32 million deal, which includes $12.75 million in signing bonus.

The Giants shored up their LB corps by signing ex-Redskins MLB Antonio Pierce Thursday to a six-year, $26 million deal. On Friday, they addressed another area of major need by agreeing on a deal with the 6-6, 327-pound McKenzie, who was considered to be the top right tackle available this offseason. Entering his fifth NFL season, he turns 26 in late May.

"Kareem is very happy," agent Kevin Poston told PFW. "He gets to come home

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If the Giants want to pay him that amount Accorsi just made another big mistake - he is getting paid like a premier tackle in the league.

Pettigout is a cut from the Giants possibly.

It is one of those things for the Giants, Kareem makes that line better. But that contract will come back to bite them eventually. But they do need to protect Eli, so I see why they did it. I just don't agree with it.

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