List of The Giants Free Agents – Who Stays?

Here is a list of free agents the Giants will be forced to make some decisions on come this off-season. Here are the players:

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
LT Will Beatty – Beatty was the Giants most reliable linemen this season. It’s also extremely difficult to find starting left tackles. Beatty is a priority this off-season.
DE Osi Umenyiora – Giants fans want him back, but it seems the longtime Giant is ready to move on.
G  Kevin Boothe – Boothe was solid this season, never missing a game. The Giants would like to bring him back. Can they upgrade here?
TE Martellus Bennett – The Giants are high on him and Bennett is willing to give a hometown discount. The question is, though, how much? Can he bring his brother, DE Michael Bennett to the big apple?
S Kenny Phillips – The Giants would like Phillips back, but at what price? He has a bum knee, which complicates matters. When healthy, though, he’s a game changer.
LB Chase Blackburn – Knows the defense very well and was solid. The Giants want Herzlich to be the starter one day, but is he ready to take over?
LB Keith Rivers – When healthy, Rivers showed signs of being a top pick. For the right price, the Giants would like him back. But will he get more somewhere else? – When healthy, showed glimpses of speed and athleticism.
K Lawrence Tynes – Was leaky at the end, but will likely be resigned. Had a heck of a season.
DT Rocky Bernard – Was reliable and even started most of the season with injuries to Austin and Canty. Austin needs some snaps, but if Kuhn can prove he’s healthy, Bernard could be the odd man out.
WR Domenik Hixon – Solid veteran who was a reliable number three receiver. Adds value as a punt returner as well, but the Giants would like Randle to become the third option. Will he get more time elsewhere?
WR Ramses Barden – Showed glimpses against the Panthers, but couldn’t crack the rotation enough with Hixon and Nicks hurt. He’ll likely look to sign elsewhere.
QB David Carr – Knows Gilbride’s offense and has a solid relationship with Eli Manning. He should be back unless he can find a sport to compete.
TE Travis Beckum – Beckum could never find his niche, and he will look elsewhere to do so.
T Sean Locklear – Reese found a diamond in the rough with the veteran, but a bad knee injury could end his career.
CB Justin Tryon – Added value in special teams. Could come into camp and fight for a roster spot, but the Giants want to upgrade at corner.
RB Kregg Lumpkin – Was a version of D.J. Ware of sorts. Might compete in camp for that fourth running spot, but unlikely. More of a plug kind of guy.
DT Shaun Rogers – A blood clot ended his season before it began. Could he come back? Might try too, but unlikely.
CB Brian Witherspoon – Another ACL injury ended his season. Value on special teams.

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
WR Victor Cruz – The Giants want to sign him to a long term extension, but they’re apart. Should get done, though.
S Stevie Brown – Finished second in the league with 8 interceptions. The Giants will tender Brown.
RB Andre Brown – A broken leg ended his season, but expect Brown to be back.
TE Bear Pascoe – Solid blocker who will be back next season. The Giants do hope Robinson pitches in next season, though.
RB  Ryan Torain – The Giants own his rights and will likely bring him into camp.

EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS
DE Adrian Tracy – If Osi departs it might give Tracy a chance to see more playing time. He is called ‘Yosi’ (Young Osi). Is he ready?
C Jim Cordle – Good depth who can play special teams.
DE Justin Trattou – A badly injured ankle ended his season. The Giants love his potential and think he can be a Dave Tollefson of sorts.


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9 Responses to “List of The Giants Free Agents – Who Stays?”

  1. Chris says:

    Keep Beatty and Boothe. Dump Webster, Diehl, Beckum, Phillips. Phillips is no longer a game changer, and he really only was that just before his knee injury a couple of years ago. He never fully recovered – can’t close on balls the way he used to. Bennett needs to come back, as does S. Brown. I like Pascoe for the depth. Draft LB or OL first, then CB and OL again.

    • Jason C. says:

      Phillips is most certainly a presence in the secondary, look at how the defense played without him. Brown was a nice find this year, but obviously was lost on many plays, the guy Webster and Rolle talk about when they say everyone wasn’t always on the same page was Brown. Another year in the system should do him some good, but to say Phillips isn’t a factor anymore is dead wrong.

      • Chris says:

        I completely disagree about Phillips. I specifically single him out to see how effective he is. He can’t close to knock passes down. The WR catches the ball 20 yds downfield and THEN he makes the tackle. His gimpy knee limits him tremendously. He was supposed to be this monster and that was emerging three years ago and then he went out. I’ll take Brown and Hill any day over Phillips. Rarely makes int’s, rarely knocks down passes.

        • Clever says:

          Sad to say, but Phillips is just a shell of what he was before the 1st knee injury, let alone the 2nd. he will never be the game changer he once was. Will Hill has more speed and athleticism at this stage of their careers and will be a better #3 S

  2. GHOST of SAMMY BAUGH says:

    Note to GIANTS fans:

    Focus on getting better next season not your current misery of coming in behind the REDSKINS.

    This advice it from the voice of experience.

    • Jason C. says:

      This moron again? Thanks for wasting off the NFC Easts efforts this year when you get demolished by the Seahawks, at least the Giants could’ve made a run, it’s a shame the refs handed Bobby Griff a TD on an obvious forward swat of a fumble, but hey your Kool Aid won’t taste as sweet next year unless your QB adds a few pounds, too fragile, already missed more games than Eli has in his career.

  3. Jason C. says:

    Osi is gone, Hixon is gone (wish him the best of luck with whatever team he ends up on), Chase, Rocky, Beckum, Rivers probably all gone.
    Cruz must be retained, as should Phillips, both Brown’s. I’m all for keeping Boothe, but as a backup at C/G. I’m fine with letting Beatty walk if someone wants to pay him, if not secure him cheap, but bring in competition at LT (Beatty can play RT if need be).

  4. Kaz says:

    Will Kenny ever get healthy? That is the issue. A healthy Kenny is an absolute game changer, brings the fight to the defense. Hixon we can spare because we have Randle coming into his own. A healthy Rivers can definitely help this team but again health is an issue, keep him another year. Besides Jake Long, who else is out there to play LT? I say keep Beatty, he did well this year. Will be interesting to see what happens with Chase/Boley. Even though Boley isnt on this list, his PT diminished at the end of the season. I want chase gone, a fan favorite for sure, just not athletic enough. Is there a point in keeping Tuck around? If Adrian Tracy/Trattou look legit in the off season, I say dump Tuck as well. The guy is done.

  5. Chris says:

    I expect more turnover than usual this year…

    Stevie Brown replaced Kenny Phillips, so hes gone

    Blackburn, Osi, Webster, Phillips, Thomas, Bernard all gone…

    I expect alot more money spent on free agents than usual

    We need a new starting corner Dominique Rodgers Cromartie or Alib Talib would be fine…

    Michael Bennett would be an awesome addition to our line and would replace Osi…

    Id like a veteran LB who can start to replace Blackburn and a DT to replace Bernard

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