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New York Giants: After Day One of Free Agency

The New York Giants were expected to have one or two signings on the first day of free agency but by all accounts, blew it out of the water. The off-season needs included running back, offensive line, tight end, linebacker and cornerback.

So on day one? They opted not to waste any time and showed that they had a plan and were able to execute it.

Day One Signings:

RB Rashad Jennings – With the re-signing of Peyton Hillis earlier in the day, Jennings fully complements Hillis and David Wilson. The Giants now have three running backs and with Michael Cox on the roster as well, could select a running back towards the end of the NFL Draft and be satisfied with the position.

OL Geoff Schwartz – A former starter in Kansas City, the 27-year old Schwartz brings immediate youth to an offensive line who needed to get younger, quickly. Schwartz also fits the theme of being versatile between guard and center, which gives Big Blue options on where to put him alongside second-year lineman Justin Pugh. Add the signing of a center in free agency and the Giants can head into o-line heavy NFL Draft with a starting five, looking for depth.

OLB O’Brien Schofield – Adds depth to an outside linebacker crew that could use it with injury-prone Keith Rivers. Plus, adding the former Seahawk? Never hurts to have a Super Bowl Champion on your team.

Other Notable Signings:

S Stevie Brown – The projected starting safety will get a second shot in New York after tearing his ACL and missing all of the 2013 season.

CB Trumaine McBride – After taking 2012 off because not one team wanted to sign him, the Giants took a chance on McBride last season and it paid off. He earned the new contract.

PK Josh Brown -The special teams unit as a whole was a disaster for the Giants in 2013 but Brown was a light of hope making 23 of 26 field goals.

Former Giants Signed Elsewhere:

DT Linval Joseph – Yes, it stings to lose Joseph after a productive three years with the G-Men but he signed a fat contract to be in Minnesota at 5-years, $31.5 million.

Other Signings on Horizon:

Center: The Giants still need a center. Both Green Bay’s Evan Dietrich-Smith and New Orleans’ Brian de la Puente are still avaible, two targets that the G-Men have spoken to.

Wide receiver: Baltimore Ravens free agent Jacoby Jones is visiting the Giants on Wednesday and could add depth at receiver and instally upgrade their kick return game.

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