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2013 Giants' Offseason Guide

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    Twenty NFL teams’ seasons ended Sunday with the conclusion of Week 17, while a dozen moved onto the playoffs. For those organizations, like the New York Giants, the offseason begins now and they’re officially on the clock for the 2013 NFL Draft, which will take place April 25-27. The order has been set, and the Giants -- the only 9-7 team in the league -- will have the 19th selection.

    Here is a look at the first-round draft order with the teams’ record and strength of schedule, which is used as a tiebreaker (Nos. 21-32 will be decided by postseason results):

    2013 NFL Draft order
    1 Kansas City Chiefs 2-14 (.516)
    2 Jacksonville Jaguars 2-14 (.539)
    3 Oakland Raiders 4-12 (.469)
    4 Philadelphia Eagles 4-12 (.508)
    5 Detroit Lions 4-12 (.566)
    6 Cleveland Browns 5-11 (.508)
    7 Arizona Cardinals 5-11 (.559)
    8 Buffalo Bills 6-10 (.480)
    9 New York Jets 6-10 (.512)
    10 Tennessee Titans 6-10 (.512)
    11 San Diego Chargers 7-9 (.457)
    12 Miami Dolphins 7-9 (.500)
    13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7-9 (.502)
    14 Carolina Panthers 7-9 (.516)
    15 New Orleans Saints 7-9 (.521)
    16 St. Louis Rams 7-8-1 (.535)
    17 Pittsburgh Steelers 8-8 (.465)
    18 Dallas Cowboys 8-8 (.523)
    19 New York Giants 9-7 (.521)
    20 Chicago Bears 10-6 (.512)

    Key Dates
    Dec. 31: Clubs may begin signing free agent players for 2013 season
    Jan. 27: 2013 Pro Bowl (Honolulu)
    Feb. 3: Super Bowl XLVII (Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans)
    Feb. 20-26: NFL Scouting Combine (Indianapolis)
    March 12: Free agency starts (see below)
    April 25-27: 2013 NFL Draft
    For the Giants’ 2013 slate of opponents,

    Here is a snapshot of the Giants scheduled to become free agents:
    Pos. Player FA Status
    C Jim Cordle ERFA
    CB Brian Witherspoon UFA
    CB Bruce Johnson UFA
    CB Justin Tryon UFA
    DE Justin Trattou ERFA
    DE Osi Umenyiora UFA
    DT Rocky Bernard UFA
    DT Shaun Rogers UFA
    S Stevie Brown RFA
    LB Adrian Tracy ERFA
    LB Chase Blackburn UFA
    LB Keith Rivers UFA
    G Kevin Boothe UFA
    T Seal Locklear UFA
    T William Beatty UFA
    PK Laweence Tynes UFA
    QB David Carr UFA
    RB Andre Brown RFA
    RB Kregg Lumpkin UFA
    RB Ryan Torrain RFA
    S Kenny Phillips UFA
    TE Bear Pascoe RFA
    TE Martellus Bennett UFA
    TE Travis Beckum UFA
    WR Domenik Hixon UFA
    WR Ramsed Barden UFA
    WR Victor Cruz RFA
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