New York Giants Free Agency Preview

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Feb 11, 2016 09:37 PM EST
Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul #90 of the New York Giants
Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul #90 of the New York Giants reacts after a play in the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Falcons during their game at MetLife Stadium on October 5, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey."

New York Giants Salary Cap: $58,073,688

Free Agents: 32

The Giants are coming off one of their worst seasons on record and will need to do a lot of work in order to get back into playoff contention. The Giants will look to keep several of their key free agents and have the money to do so, the only question remains which players are worth keeping.

Jason Pierre-Paul (DE/Age: 27): The Giants are all mixed up about JPP, even before the accident they were not 100 percent certain that they would overpay to keep him. Now that has become a bigger issue since his accident. The main reason teams would be afraid to offer him a big long term deal is because he cannot seemingly wrap up offensive players with his injured hand. JPP can still get pressure that was never an issue but actually getting sacks is a completely different story. The Giants have a lot of cap room but it appears they have a plan for that money and it is not to spend it on JPP.

Prince Amukamara (CB/ Age: 26): The Nebraska alum has been a fixture in this Giants defensive backfield however he has only played one full season in the NFL. In 5 seasons Amukamara has only recorded 7 interceptions and has missed a total of 25 games in his career. The Giants may feel the need to keep Amukamara however they may feel the stronger urge to completely rebuild. Amukamara because of his age will also attract a ton of attention as well.

Robert Ayers (DE/Age: 30):  Ayers had a great season, in fact probably the best season of his career so far. The Giants should definitely look into resigning the former Bronco as he has proven to be worth the roster spot. Ayers had 9.5 sacks this season and 2 forced fumbles so he should generate some interest on the open market.

Reuben Randle (WR/Age: 24): Randle hauled in 8 touchdowns in 2015 which is pretty impressive for a 3rd to 4th string wide receiver. The Giants will need to pay him like a number 2 WR to keep him and that might be asking too much. Randle has proven himself to be a quality offensive playmaker in a very barren wide receiver free agent class. Randle could get a bigger offer from another team.

Cullen Jenkins (DE/Age: 35): Thanks to his age and ineffectiveness Jenkins will likely be allowed to walk into free agency. Jenkins may have one more season in him but it certainly seems like the end of the road for this pass rusher.  



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