The Giants recently made decisions not to tender restricted free agent center Jim Cordle or fullback Henry Hynoski, hoping to retain them at a cheaper price in free agency.

But with linebacker Spencer Paysinger, the Giants are hoping to give themselves a little insurance for when the market opens on March 11.

The Giants extended a right of first refusal tender to Paysinger, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed. The person requested anonymity in order to speak freely on the matter.