Written By: Mike Ulatoski

The Giants are in the mix for Antrell Rolle, and according to a report, he’ll be in town for a visit on Friday.

According to the Florida Sun-Sentinel, the 27-year-old safety is expected to visit with the Giants Friday morning. The report even says the Giants are expected to offer the Pro-Bowler a contract worth $8 million per year.

The Giants are one of four teams going after Rolle. Earlier today, it looked like the Chicago Bears were the favorites to sign Rolle. But if Rolle is really arriving at the Meadowlands in the morning, it puts the Giants in the drivers’ seat. They don’t bring a guy in unless they’re ready to offer him a contract and they do their best to prevent him from leaving until he’s signed it.

The cost, though, will be huge. This goes against the plans of the Giants’ front-office, which were to not be “big spenders” this offseason (same as last year, when they signed Rocky Bernard, Michael Boley, and Chris Canty, to name a few).

Rolle has already turned down a reported six-year, $38.6 million offer from the Cardinals, who released him rather than pay him a $4 million roster bonus he’s due next week. It’s a good bet he’ll want at least five years, probably at $40 million, with $15 million or more guaranteed.

Rolle has been free to talk with teams before the free-agent signing period began Friday morning at midnight, since he was released Thursday. He played cornerback in his first three seasons with Arizona, and switched to safety prior to the 2008 season.

There are also reports that the Giants are also hot for free-agent LB Karlos Dansby, and they are slightly interested in RB Chester Taylor. Stay tuned, maybe it will turn into a busy night after all for Big Blue.