Markus Golden was hoping to have teams flocking to him in free agency, but that wasn’t the case this offseason. While Golden is set to return to the New York Giants, Golden was ‘frustrated’ over his free agency process.

“You put in a lot of work during the season,” Golden said Monday, via Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com. “This is a game that they say if you put the work in, hard work is going to pay off, and the game is going to pay you back in different ways. Of course, [free agency] was frustrating, but you just have to work harder and use everything as motivation.”

Last offseason, Golden bet on himself by signing a one-year, prove-it deal with the Giants. The former second-round pick proceeded to lead New York in sacks, logging 10 sacks and 27 quarterback hits.