Giants’ Graham Gano would give Kayvon Thibodeaux No. 5 ‘for right price’

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Kayvon Thibodeaux would very much like to wear the jersey number he did at Oregon — No. 5 — with the New York Giants, but it’s currently spoken for.

Kicker Graham Gano has owned the number since signing with the Giants in 2020, but did briefly negotiate with safety Jabrill Peppers last year.

Peppers ended up wearing No. 21.

“Way too high,” Peppers told reporters last season. “I tried but he’s not budging.”

Would Gano be willing to give the number to Thibodeaux? Technically, yes. But not for free.

Thibodeaux said he’s already spoken to Gano about getting No. 5 and knows it won’t come cheap.

“It’s funny, you guys. Just know, this is real now, we’re talking real numbers. When you tell somebody 250, I don’t know what 250 means. You forget all the zeros behind it,” Thibodeaux said laughing. “Things are a lot different now.”

That’s $250,000, in case you missed it.

“He’s a great guy. We’re obviously going to build a relationship,” Thibodeaux said. “We’re gonna talk about it. That is something I’m pursuing. Plus, he’s a vet. He’s put the work in. He’s got five kids. So, you know, there’s a whole lot of negotiating that’s going to have to happen before anything shakes.”

If Thibodeaux is able to get the number from Gano, the kicker could always switch back to No. 9 — the number he wore with the Carolina Panthers for seven seasons.

No. 9 was previously being worn by punter Riley Dixon, whom the Giants released earlier this offseason.

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