GIANTS ENTER SECOND WEEK OF FREE AGENCY
"The Giants enter week two of free agency having strengthened the depth in the
secondary while also adding a tight end in Martellus Bennett.
They re-signed two of their biggest free agents in Terrell
Thomas and Steve Weatherford. The next guy they likely
want to re-sign is Jonathan Goff.
They did lose
Mario Manningham in free agency, as expected, and Aaron
Ross could follow Manningham to another team soon as well. The Giants
could be looking for veterans on the cheap from here on out to remain fiscally
responsible since they have to pay some of their young stars down the road.
Below is an constantly updated list of their own free agents and free
agents signed from elsewhere:
Exclusive rights free
TE Bear Pascoe -- Will return.
Giants unrestricted free agents:
Blackmon -- Saw some time on special teams as a returner but Giants
need to upgrade at returner. Coaching staff likes Blackmon.
Ross -- Ross visited Bengals and the Redskins. Could be the next Giant
DE Dave Tollefson -- Popular member of the team
and provided great depth but likely could get more on market than Giants willing
DT Rocky Bernard -- Giants brought him back last
year on the cheap and could again this year.
Kennedy -- Largely inactive most of last season.
Blackburn -- Huge addition late in the season. Can the Giants bring him
back on the cheap? Giants have had some discussions with the linebacker.
Jonathan Goff -- Giants want the MLB, who is coming off an ACL
injury. Hard seeing him not returning but then again same could be said about
Steve Smith and Kevin Boss last year.
OT Stacy Andrews --
His brother, Shawn, tweeted that Andrews is healthy after a blood-clot scare
that landed him in IR. Giants liked him as extra blocker when healthy.
OT Kareem McKenzie -- Long-time RT expected to move on in
free agency. David Diehl says he will play LT or RT if needed.
Tony Ugoh -- Filled in for Andrews as extra blocker.
S Deon Grant -- Loved by teammates and Perry Fewell's third
safety. Giants did sign backup safety Chris Horton.
Martin -- Provided team with much-needed depth but Thomas, Coe, Tryon
and Johnson were re-signed and team added Horton.
Clayton -- Veteran contributed on special teams before landing on IR
WR Devin Thomas -- Came up big on special
teams in the NFC Championship. ESPN Dallas reports Cowboys may be interested.
Giants free agents re-signed:
Thomas -- Will start opposite Corey Webster once knee is ready.
Steve Weatherford -- Punter gets five-year deal.
Jake Ballard -- Exclusive rights free agent re-signed.
WR Domenik Hixon -- Attempting to come back from second
consecutive torn ACL.
CB Bruce Johnson -- Restricted free
agent re-signed, adds depth at corner.
QB David Carr --
Re-signed with the Giants according to Newark Star-Ledger.
Michael Coe -- Adds depth at corner.
Tryon -- Adds depth at corner.
Giants free agents
WR Mario Manningham -- Signed a
two-year deal with San Francisco.
Free agent signings:
S Chris Horton -- Signs a one-year minimum deal, adds
TE Martellus Bennett -- Wants to prove what he can
do as a starter.
T Joel Reinders --He is 6-8 and 317
pounds, was in camp with Cleveland in 2010. Started out as a basketball player
at the University of Waterloo in Canada.
TE Larry Donnell
-- The 6-6, 269-pound tight end had 38 catches for 432 yards and 11 touchdowns
at Grambling State from 2007-10."