Restricted free agent guard Kevin Boothe became the latest Giant to formally return to the fold, signing his tender offer today. Boothe had been participating in the team's offseason conditioning program, anyway, so this was just a formality.
He'll make $1.176 million this year as a result of being tendered at his original drafting position, which was the sixth round with the Oakland Raiders. It's unlikely Boothe will find a starting spot this year, what with the Giants throwing second-year tackle Will Beatty into the mix at either left or right tackle. But Boothe has proved a solid backup at both guard and as an eligible tackle in short-yardage and goal line situations, and will certainly continue in that role.