Giants won't tender FB Henry Hynoski as a restricted free agent, per league source. They want to keep him for less than the tender options.
They can't use an original round tender because they wouldn't get a pick back and he is not worth the next highest tender
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With Hynoski, tender never made sense. Amount wasn't in line with perception of market value
Offered him a 1-year minimum salary contract instead.
The difference is that, if he's healthy, there could be another team interested in Hynoski.
vs. a major injury-ed Hyno=
Conner/Hillis have made him expendable for us.
Hyno could be back, but there was zero chance of him being tendered.
Can't imagine there's much demand for his services around the league, at least not enough to prevent us from retaining him if we want to.
but Connor certainly has. Hillis shouldn't be anything more than a 4th RB. He's so ordinary. PLus, he's not exactly a blocking FB.
different games, or at least see them differently.
Hillis has a place on my team if he wants it.
I haven't see a RB so aware of his role and as versatile in it on the Giants since Tiki.
No, Hillis isn't a bell cow back, and no he isn't fast, but he catches the screen pass better than anyone since Tiki, yes he 100% can block, and he can run if required.
He'd be a decent insurance plan in case plan A and B don't work. I'm a lot more confident in Hillis than I am in Da'Rell Scott or Michael Cox.
As pjcas mentioned Hillas is a decent football player. However, he is the type of guy if he makes the roster, your team is not really improving.
it seemed like the offense improved when he played, though that's just with the eye test, not stats.
Anyway, I'm not advocating for Hillis to be a starter or even a backup.
but as the 3rd/4th RB yeah, I think the team is better with him than with Scott or Cox.
If you compare Hillis to his peers he's a poor RB. The guy came in and "upgraded" the most dysfunctional running game going...maybe the most dysfunctional running game ever. He can be a backup if he wants but if this guy is getting carries for more than 1-2 games next year we won't be happy.
We should expect more out of the Giants running backs. Hillis can be the 4th guy here...that's fine.
We did improve when he came on board no question. But from a roster upgrade standpoint you should have harder cuts than Hillis to make. I respect Hillis coming in and playing his guts out for us. But there is a reason he was bagging hay or whatever he was doing when we called him up. If we want to improve we need more skilled players than Hillis in the backfield. Just saying.
| I haven't see a RB so aware of his role and as versatile in it on the Giants since Tiki
You're serious? Derick Ward took shits that were more talented than Hillis. Hillis may know his role....but he's the epitome of a JAG. HE does nothing well. We need better. I'd rather draft a 5th rounder and give him the job than hold on to Hillis. If the running game falls apart again we can always go out and sign a JAG just like last year.
Again, this is like saying Raymond Felton is an all star PG, and many Knicks fan did just that, simply because the guy replaced the shittiest PGs in NBA history. And Felton is a better PG than Hillis is RB. That's saying something.
I just saw your last post so I may have jumped the gun. I don't mind Hillis as the 4th guy here. But even that may be a stretch if the Giants draft a guy in the mid rounds.
I'd perfer to see Vet, Brown (or another vet) Wilson, Rookie...but I could live with Hillis as the 4th.
guys you who can a) typically afford and b) are willing to accept the role as 4th RB are normally guys who are younger like Scott and Cox (or development draft picks).
I doubt Donald Brown is going anywhere to be the 4th RB.
Hillis IMO, is the perfect insurance policy.
He excels at nothing but can do everything. He can block, catch, and run. If running backs a and b go down, and you need a guy whose not a 3rd down scat back, but more of an all purpose insurance policy I think he can help. He's a vet min guy who I think out performs that contract.
...Hynoski is just one of several Giants over-rated on BBI. Make that a lot over-rated.
In what world is Hyno valuable?
more props than he deserves (because of his limited skill set), but he did a decent job for us last year and handles ALL the functions of a backup RB. Guy learns fast, plays hard, and does not make many mistakes. If Wilson ever does that we will be in good shape.
and mentioned is last year, regarding Hillis as well. So would not count him out yet.