Free Agent Sleepers For Big Blue
The New York Giants have been rather quiet since making their big splashes early in free agency. The team has addressed a number of needs on the defensive side of the ball, but a number of free agents remain out there that the Giants could add to improve their roster.
Here are some of the free agents left (In no order):
Anquon Boldin, WR (SF)
A bit old (35), but could easily contribute to this team on the offensive side of the ball.
Nate Washington, WR (TEN)
A good possession wide receiver that the Giants could use on the outside to move Victor Cruz back into the slot.
Andre Johnson, WR (IND)
Perhaps the best wide receiver left on the market at this moment. Johnson could be a good complement and mentor to Odell Beckham Jr.
Owen Daniels, TE (DEN)
An older tight end who could be paired with either Will Tye or Larry Donnell. Could be the passing target Eli Manning is looking for in the middle of the field. More sure-handed as well.
Jake Long, T (ATL)
Outside of Will Beatty, who the Giants are least likely to re-sign, Long is the best tackle remaining. Could be the new right tackle, keeping Ereck Flowers on the left side.
Karlos Dansby, ILB (CLE)
The Giants are in need of a veteran linebacker who can give them consistent play. Could be the 'Antonio Pierce' for Steve Spagnuolo's defense.
DeMeco Ryans, ILB (PHI)
One of the more skilled linebackers on the market. Could solidify this defense in the linebacking core with Keenan Robinson and Devon Kennard.
Chad Greenway, OLB (MIN)
The elder statesmen of available linebackers. A short term deal could get whatever is left out of Greenway and give the Giants another leader.
Jerraud Powers, CB (ARI)
Overshadowed by the play of Tyrann Mathieu, Powers can easily be a starting safety in this league. He is a gambler that could make big plays, and give up bigger ones.
Brandon Browner, CB (NO)
Coming off a horrific season, Browner looks to bounce back to what he was in New England and Seattle.
Reggie Nelson, S (CIN)
The veteran safety would be a great pick-up to put alongside Landon Collins in the Giants secondary. He would give the Giants exactly what they need in the secondary and allow Collins to have a bit more freedom to make plays.
Rashad Johnson, S (ARI)
The 30-year-old safety has been overshadowed his entire career and is looking for a chance to prove himself. Giants could be that team.
Should the Giants want to enhance their team a little bit more and possibly even get them over that hump against the other teams in their division, signing one or two of these players would be vital. Although defense seems to be a priority, signing a few offensive players could sure up the Giants direction in the draft as well.
Do you see the Giants making offers to any of these players?