Giants expected to be very active in free agency

Dan Graziano of ESPNNewYork.com believes the Giants will be very active in free agency this offseason.

I would expect them to be very active early in free agency, and I think the focus must and will be on the offensive line. Sure, they’ll poke around at tight end and receiver and on the defensive line. But their offensive line needs are so significant that they absolutely have to get major, 2014-focused work done on it before the draft. I expect them to target-specific players at center and guard that they have determined fit what they want to do on offense, and to sign at least one early in the free-agency period. That’s not to say they can’t and won’t use the draft to help the offensive line as well. Their long-term needs there are great enough that they should. They need to re-stock the pipeline with quality depth. But they can’t wait until the draft and hope they find all of their answers there. With Chris Snee and David Baas likely to be cut and Kevin Boothe a free agent, they need three new starters on the line.

I don’t agree with Graziano.  I’m not sure how New York will be active in free agency when they don’t have a lot of money under the cap and they must re-sign defensive tackle Linval Joseph.

  • Anonymous

    giants will stay true to form here, they never go after a good player in free agency. they rather use the draft like allways, but t would be great if they did get a good tight end and offencive line men in free agency . use there top 2 picks on line men .

  • Keith

    Actually 2 thirds of the Giants needs at O-line are LG & RG and those are pretty cheap to fill in Free Agency. I would draft atleast 2 players on the O-line and hopefully one of them is good enough to start. You CANT put 3 Rookies directly in front of Eli Manning. Teaching 1 guy on the line is hard enough 3 new guys with no NFL Exp and a QB who isn’t mobile or good throwing on the run is begging for a season ending injury to our best and most important player

  • Anonymous

    Only makes sense,they have a decent QB, 2 proven recievers and an up and coming 3rd one, a proven but aging coach , improve the line get a proven runner and sign the best tight end in free agency[there is one available].Now Eli has a chance to prove he is an elite QB.