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Via the New York Post:

The start of NFL free agency comes Friday and Jay Feely is sure of one thing: He’s headed to the open market.

“I’m definitely headed to free agency,” the Giants kicker told The Post yesterday from his Michigan home. “There’s no doubt in my mind. That doesn’t mean I’m not going to be a Giant.”

Feely the past two years performed well for the Giants and he strongly wants to return. He just doesn’t know if it will make financial sense for him to do so. Attempts last season at putting together a contract extension never resulted in a new deal, and the offer the Giants have on the table is far below what Feely considers market rate.

Three veteran kickers – the Rams’ Jeff Wilkins, Buffalo’s Rian Lindell and Ryan Longwell of the Vikings- essentially have the same contract: five years, $10 million with a signing bonus (or guaranteed money) totaling about $3 million. If the Giants presented Feely with those numbers, he’d sign today.

Thus far, Feely said, the Giants’ offer is “nowhere near that.”

Following the season, Feely said he had productive talks with coach Tom Coughlin and first-year GM Jerry Reese, but talk and action are two different things.

“At some point, they have to say they want me,” Feely said.

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