As we noted the other day, Linval Joseph is making no secret about his preferred destination in free agency.

Last night, though, he made it crystal clear.

If nothing else, Joseph is playing to the Giants fan base until the very end. He won't be cheap to re-sign this offseason, but maybe his desire to stay will help Jerry Reese and Co. fit him into their budget.

While the Giants could be in line for some premiere pass rushers in the draft, Joseph's versatility against the run and pass is difficult to ignore. His gap control and ability to create pressure from the interior is among the best in football.