The Giants have a number of pending free agents after the 2013 season, including wide receiver Hakeem Nicksand defensive end Justin Tuck, but the team may be looking to prioritize bringing back Joseph if Nicks and Tuck continue to play poorly.
ESPN also says that the Giants could jettison several veterans after a nightmare season. David Baas, David Diehl, Chris Snee and Corey Webster could be on the outs if the team doesn't improve on an 0-3 start.
A second-round pick in 2010, Joseph has been one of the few bright spots on the defensive line this year. Through three games, he has 16 tackles, 0.5 sacks and a forced fumble. Joseph's best skill is in run defense and he was a key part of the Giants' Super Bowl run in 2011.