The New York Giants have informed receiver Golden Tate and linebacker David Mayo as they begin to clear away salary cap space ahead of the start of free agency on March 17, according to a report by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Two years ago no one would have thought we’d be talking about quarterback Alex Smith’s landing spot for the 2021 NFL season. But here we are talking — add ‘seriously’ mind you — about the soon-to-be 37 year-old’s prospects.
When New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley made the media rounds prior to Super Bowl LV, he revealed that his only surefire offseason plan was to link up with Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
By the end of the 2020 season, New York Giants head coach Joe Judge, who famously refused to mention starting quarterback Daniel Jones by name when he first arrived in East Rutherford, not only became happy to talk about the second-year signal-caller, he also went out of his way on more than one occasion to sing Jones’ praises.
A year ago at this time, linebacker Kyle Van Noy and the New York Giants seemed like a match made in heaven in free agency. Van Noy, who hit the free-agent market in 2020, was setup for a big pay day after four productive seasons with the New England Patriots from 2016-19, where Giants head coach Joe Judge served as special teams coordinator.
One of the main storylines for the New York Giants this season is the recovery of Saquon Barkley. He’s arguably the most talented player on the team, and would be their undisputed top weapon if it wasn’t for his history of injuries over the past couple of seasons.
The fallout of the NFL’s projected salary cap decrease has already begun as the Miami Dolphins released veteran outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy after just one year into his four-year, $51 million deal signed last off-season.
A big reason why the New York Giants have been unable to create a dynasty like the New England Patriots is their inability to supplement some of the roster's glaring holes until the right draft pick came along.