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UPDATED: The offer Nate Solder received from the Giants was not, as reported, similar to the offer he received from the Patriots:

An earlier Tweet by a New York reporter indicated that the Pats' offer was in the same neighborhood as the four-year, $62 million deal he got from the Giants that made him the NFL's highest-paid offensive lineman:

But Solder actually meant he had received similar offers from Houston and Denver, the other two teams pursuing him.

Curran had earlier reported that a week before Solder took the Giants offer, the Patriots had made a "solid" offer to Solder, the left tackle who turns 30 in April. 

"It was a tough decision," Solder told the assembled media, including NJ.com. "There were three really good teams that were in the running [the Giants, Texans and Broncos]. It came down to a couple things. The money was all somewhat equal. It came down to where my family was most comfortable. My wife's family lives here. This organization is incredible . . . About 2 a.m., we kind of worked out a deal, took our time figuring out what we were going to do, and we are fortunate to be where we are at."

 

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