Giants GM defends ho-hum free agency moves

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- General manager Jerry Reese says the New York Giants have the talent to win despite losing receiver Steve Smith and tight end Kevin Boss to free agency and failing to sign any big-name players.

A day after Smith signed with the rival Philadelphia Eagles, a very defensive Reese says the Giants made a responsible offer to keep Smith and Boss, and he has no hard feelings they chose to play elsewhere.

Reese insists the Giants followed a gameplan and they addressed their biggest concerns right away, signing David Baas (pronounced BOSS) to take over at center and re-signing starting halfback Ahmad Bradshaw.

Reese said the Giants (10-6) also made a responsible offer to sign former Super Bowl hero Plaxico Burress, before he decided to join the Jets.