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It was a week ago that free agent defensive end Osi Umenyiora declared that he was going to win the Defensive Player of the Year award in the NFL for 2013. He is going to find out that it will be difficult to do so if he doesn’t lower his price tag. There are no specific reports as to how much Osi wants in a new deal, but he made it painfully obvious over the last few years that he wanted more money than the millions already received from the New York Giants. But the Giants relented because Osi wasn’t that all-around defensive end, even though he was a fantastic edge pass rusher. It seems that reality might finally be hitting Osi as his name hasn’t been mentioned once since 4pm this past Tuesday. Osi will turn 32 in the middle of the 2013 season, and this will be his 11th year in the league. With the NFL enforcing a much stricter salary cap, teams are unwilling to give large, multi-year deals to veterans. Especially veterans that are deemed one-dimensional like Osi. There are other veteran defensive ends that are receiving offers and interviews, like John Abraham and Dwight Freeney. [...]
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Dan Connor spent one season with the Dallas Cowboys, starting in 8 games, but unfortunately was realased just before free agency to clear up some cap space. The former 2008 third-round draft pick of the Carolina Panthers has found a new home, a league source tells ProFootballTalk.com...
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With free agency officially getting underway on Tuesday the New York Giants needed to get something done in
regards to star wide receiver Victor Cruz.
Unable to come to an agreement, they opted to put a first
According to Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger, the New York Giants have re-signed linebacker Keith Rivers to a one-year deal.
Keith Rivers is re-signing with the Giants, source says. #nyg
— Jenny Vrentas (@JennyVrentas) March 14, 2013
This is a good move for the Giants after they released Michael Boley a few weeks ago. Their can’t afford to lose any more linebackers...
According to Jenny Vrentas of NJ.com, the New York Giants have scheduled a visit with linebacker Dan Connor.
Connor, who was released by the Cowboys earlier this week, will visit the Giants, a person with knowledge of his visit confirmed. That person requested anonymity because the Giants do not announce free-agent visits. CSN Philly first reported Connor’s visit.
Connor had 57...
Linebacker Keith Rivers has signed a new one-year deal with the New York Giants.
Rivers, a former first-round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals, was traded to New York for a fifth-round pick on April 11, 2012. He missed five games with the Giants because of a slow-healing hamstring injury.
Rivers, 27, has never played a full season, and sat out all of 2011 with the Bengals after undergoing...
The New York Giants are trying to upgrade their receiving corps, signed free agent wide receiver Louis Murphy to a one year deal according to the New York Daily News.
Murphy, 25, caught 25 passes for 336 yards and a touchdown last season in Carolina.
Murphy, who played his first three NFL seasons with the Raiders, will likely battle third-year pro Jerrel Jernigan for playing time...
The New York Giants have agreed to terms with Louis Murphy.
WR Louis Murphy agrees to terms on a one-year deal with the Giants, per league source.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 16, 2013
The former Carolina Panthers and Oakland wide receiver out of Florida has caught 115 passes and seven touchdowns in his four-year career. This move is likely to be just for...
Since winning Super Bowl XLVI with the New York Giants, Victor Cruz has become the NFL’s breakout star on the gridiron and on the fashion front. The Big Blue wide receiver has added several stylish endeavors to his resume, including the role of cover boy for a range of fashion magazines. Most recently he fronts the April digital issue of DuJour.
Within the DuJour piece, Cruz spoke...
Pro Football Talk reports that WR Louis Murphy has signed a one-year deal with New York Giants.
Murphy and the Giants reached an agreement just a day after he visited with the team.
The move adds some much needed depth to the Giants wide receiver unit that figures to lose Domenik Hixon and Ramses Barden at some point.
Murphy wasn’t able to have a big impact for a Panthers team...
Pro Football Talk reports that the New York Giants have signed former Cowboy’s linebacker Dan Connor.
PFT adds that Connor will receive a one-year deal from the Giants.
The Giants hosted Connor for a workout yesterday after he had reportedly visited both the Raiders and Steelers previously.
It would make sense to see the Giants look for some extra help at linebacker given that...
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As of March 15th, the Falcons have yet to sign a veteran pass rusher.
So it's natural for most fans, even though it may be early in free agency, to feel a sense of restlesness as they see so many top-tier pass rushers find new homes.
That said, let's take a deep breath and see what the market still has to offer...