The New York Giants are heading into free agency with a lot of needs to fill. The roster is fluctuating, and with the 2016 NFL Free Agency period coming up, the G-Men may look to upgrade their personnel. They could also lose players in the process.
This is a list comprised of the most likely players to say their good byes as we head into free agency.
1. Jason Pierre-Paul (Defensive end, 27 years old)
The Giants were already having a hard time offering JPP a long-term deal before his accident, now it almost seems laughable that JPP would wear a Giants uniform in 2016. New York is hoping that JPP's market is very barren as they would like to re-sign him for a team friendly deal. JPP still believes he can get to the quarterback (and he can) but wrapping up offensive players and taking them down still remains a problem. JPP will only remain a Giant if he doesn't get an offer within the first 10 days of free agency, according to NJ.com.
2. Prince Amukamara (Cornerback, 26 years old)
Prince Amukamara is entering a free-agent market that is crawling with top-flight cornerbacks, however every team needs a good one, so his market should be pretty healthy. The Nebraska alum had a bit of trouble staying on the field for the G-Men, which will make them pause about signing him to a long-term deal. Amukamara should get a solid offer from the Giants, who have a ton of cap space, according to the N.Y. Daily News; the question is this the time for them to use it? Amukamara can be replaced in free agency as the Giants will likely shop for some playmakers on the defensive side of the ball. If Amukamara leaves, he will be replaced.
3. Robert Ayers (Defensive end, 30 years old)
Ayers is looking to cash in on his solid season and is reportedly looking for $6 million a season. In this free agent market, defensive ends should be in demand and Ayers could get lured away by a team willing to pay him more than the Giants would consider. At 30, this will be Ayers last chance at a big contract, so expect him to take it, according to ESPN.
4. Rueben Randle (Wide receiver, 24 years old)
Randle will go to the highest bidder, but it's doubtful that will be the Giants. Randle struggled to replace the production of Victor Cruz and really wasn't much of a factor throughout the season. The Giants have seen what Randle can do and they are not impressed. He should land with a wide receiver-needy team like the San Francisco 49ers.
5. Cullen Jenkins (Defensive end, 35 years old)
Jenkins is on the wrong side of 30, and even if the Giants do need a defensive end, doubts remain that they would spring to bring Jenkins back. He did manage to record three sacks, but over the last three seasons for the Giants he only recorded nine. Jenkins should expect to be released.