SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants have been linked to the free-agent linebacker Dwayne Johnson since early December.
But the team on Monday declined to make any deals for the 6-foot-2, 244-pounder.
The Giants were linked to Johnson as early as March, when general manager Jerry Reese told the San Francisco Chronicle that he had inquired about the free agent after hearing of rumors that he was going to be traded.
Johnson’s agent, Chris Biderman, also was mentioned in the story.
But with no team willing to part with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft, the Giants are now focusing on a trade that would send their No. 1 overall pick and the 2018 sixth overall pick to Philadelphia for a conditional 2019 sixth-rounder.
The Giants would then receive a 2018 fourth-rounder and the 2019 sixthrounder if Johnson is not traded.
The Philadelphia Eagles were among the teams mentioned in January.
But that deal fell apart after Johnson agreed to a five-year, $42 million contract extension with the Eagles in October.
Johnson signed a one-year deal with the San Diego Chargers.
The deal included a $8.75 million signing bonus and a $2.25 million roster bonus.
Johnson will make $4 million in base salary next season.