New York Giants: Top 3 Free Agents To Target This Offseason
The New York Giants finished the season with a mediocre 6-10 record. While fans and management were disappointed, there were several key bright spots for the Giants this past season. The 2014 draft class proved to be their best yet under GM Jerry Reese’s seven year tenure. Led by their star rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. the Giants impressed with their passing game for much of the second half of the season, even despite the loss of fan-favorite Victor Cruz.
The defense did not shine as brightly though. The run defense rank 30th in the league, behind only the Titans and Browns, also finishing 29th in total yards allowed per game, and 22nd in points allowed. In an effort to reestablish the Giants identity and provide defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo more firepower, the defensive side of the ball is where the Giants should focus their efforts this offseason.
The Giants have some financial freedom at this point with just under $17 million in projected cap space going into 2015. The probably release of veterans such as Mathias Kiwianuka ($7 million), Cullen Jenkins ($2.9 million), and David Wilson ($2.2 million) and potentially Jon Beason ($7 million) are likely to increase their fiscal options. The Giants could create further space by restrcuturing Eli Mannings contract, and inevitable extention to a more frield number than the current $17 million base salary that he currently holds.
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