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So how would you spend the 9.5 M in cap room?

Jolly Blue Giant : 4/14/2017 8:29 am
So the good news about Hankins signing with the Colts is that we have over 9.5M in cap room. A large portion of this money was obviously set aside for Hankins. Who is out there that can contribute and maybe crack the starting line up? A guard, OT, TE, RB, DT?
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A little over $4 mill  
section125 : 4/14/2017 8:33 am : link
is for the draft players, so that leaves $5 mill, so that would be just a bit for some vet minimum contracts to fill out the roster.

BTW, OTC says $8.3 mill is left.
I would look into a DT like Marks.  
robbieballs2003 : 4/14/2017 8:34 am : link
I would look into a vet RB and maybe even a vet corner. But I am not spending a ton. I think that money should be used to extend our other players like Pugh, Richburg, Bekcham, etc. If the money isn't used this year then it gets carried over to next year which would be extremely useful.
The link I provided takes into account  
Jolly Blue Giant : 4/14/2017 8:35 am : link
Money allocated to draft picks. I know all sites seem to be different though.
I can guess what this guy would do.  
Klaatu : 4/14/2017 8:38 am : link
I think we  
Jolly Blue Giant : 4/14/2017 8:42 am : link
Should take a serious look at Mangold and one of the veteran RBs available.
The draft picks and veteran minimum deals  
Milton : 4/14/2017 8:43 am : link
The remaining cap room can be spent on in-season replacements for injured players who wind up on IR and the leftover can rollover into 2018.
Spotrac  
Doomster : 4/14/2017 8:45 am : link
states 4M with top 51 and draft pool....

You basically need about 5M for roster moves during the season, due to injury.....last season we had 10M, and at the end of the season used 8 of it to sign Pugh for one season....

So it looks like we are committed to what we have, plus some Jag that may be cut by another team....

I see some contracts being restructured to create some more cap space, especially if there is a surprise cut somewhere, and we want him....
Most of it I'd spend on whiskey and women  
Greg from LI : 4/14/2017 8:48 am : link
The rest I'd just kinda waste
I really don't think there's anyone worth spending money on.  
j_rud : 4/14/2017 8:48 am : link
I'd rather just let it roll over into next offseason. 8 or 9 mill will be a nice cushion when it comes to making decisions on Richburg, Pugh, and possibly Beckham. There are also some guys who may not stand out now but who they may want to bring back depending on how this season goes, like Vereen, Bromley, and even Fluker. I really think signing anyone now for anything over the vet minimum would be spending cap space just because they have it. There's not a single difference maker available unless you want to count Tramaine Brock, and they're not gonna go down the Josh Brown road again.
Plus,  
Doomster : 4/14/2017 8:51 am : link
we still have the J.T. situation....
I almost think the Giants have to sign one  
Simms11 : 4/14/2017 9:00 am : link
of the remaining DTs so that Reese is not forced to grab a DT where value is not there in the draft, perhaps Marks or Odrick?! They also have to keep like 5 Mil aside for the draft class.
AP and a DT  
est1986 : 4/14/2017 9:19 am : link
Draft LB, CB and TE, rounds 1&2&3.
RE: AP and a DT  
est1986 : 4/14/2017 9:21 am : link
In comment 13428201 est1986 said:
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Draft LB, CB and TE, rounds 1&2&3.


Draft jarrad davis, evan engram and adoree jackson. Idk how, just do it. Trade back, then trade up maybe? Only half serious..
The only move I'd make prior to the draft...  
Klaatu : 4/14/2017 9:29 am : link
Would be an offer to Jason McCourty. But I'm not sure if we could afford him, and I just read that it's likely he'll be reunited with his twin brother in New England, anyway.
Get a  
Mike B from JC : 4/14/2017 9:30 am : link
Marks or odrick in free agency. Then look to the draft for olb, ot, de, RB, TE. Draft deep at DT, RB and TE.
Blount  
Giants in 07 : 4/14/2017 9:32 am : link
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RE: Blount  
PatersonPlank : 4/14/2017 9:33 am : link
In comment 13428225 Giants in 07 said:
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+1. This would be the guy for me too. It would solidify the RB position, and free up the draft pick we'd likely use on one.
Blount or any vet RB is not going to prevent us from  
robbieballs2003 : 4/14/2017 9:36 am : link
going after a RB in the draft. If the value is there, which it very well could be, then we will jump at that opportunity.
You have to carry some into the season for unexpected needs  
AnnapolisMike : 4/14/2017 9:36 am : link
I think at this point unless you grab a DT to replace Hankins...you sit tight until after the draft and access your situation at that point. A carry over of 4-5 million is not a bad thing.
How about trading for Joe Thomas….?  
No Where Man : 4/14/2017 9:40 am : link
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Honestly, I wouldn't spend any money on a free agent DT.  
Klaatu : 4/14/2017 9:40 am : link
We usually carry only four DTs on the roster, with three being active on game days. Harrison, Bromley, Thomas, and a draftee should suffice.

As for RB, I'd say that any free agent available now will most likely still be available after the draft, so I wouldn't be in a hurry to sign one. For me, both DT and RB would be draft priorities.
There's always the 3+ million from JT Thomas  
Big Blue '56 : 4/14/2017 9:42 am : link
if we care to part ways..

As to McCourty, i'm betting against Belichick signing this 30 year-old to a contract of any kind..He gets rid of players that old..Yes, I could be wrong, but that's my 2 cents
RE: Honestly, I wouldn't spend any money on a free agent DT.  
robbieballs2003 : 4/14/2017 9:46 am : link
In comment 13428246 Klaatu said:
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We usually carry only four DTs on the roster, with three being active on game days. Harrison, Bromley, Thomas, and a draftee should suffice.

As for RB, I'd say that any free agent available now will most likely still be available after the draft, so I wouldn't be in a hurry to sign one. For me, both DT and RB would be draft priorities.


DT is one of the more difficult transitions to the NFL so it is not common for rookies to be productive right out of the gate. Therefore, counting on a rookie is not wise. It doesn't mean you cannot get him snaps here and there but a vet could provide a nice stop gap to bridge the gap of that learning curve. We have also carried 5 DTs on our roster before. That doesn't mean we have to sign a guy right now but I don't think it should automatically be dismissed either.
RE: Most of it I'd spend on whiskey and women  
Milton : 4/14/2017 9:48 am : link
In comment 13428154 Greg from LI said:
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The rest I'd just kinda waste
The PG version!
Hookers...  
Crispino : 4/14/2017 9:56 am : link
and blow.
Roll over as much as possible  
EddieNYG : 4/14/2017 9:57 am : link
To next year's cap.

Sign a vet DT such as Odrick or Marks to a minimum deal.
I'd try and save as much for next years extensions  
beatrixkiddo : 4/14/2017 10:16 am : link
Of our own guys.

I'd only sign players at the vet minimum so it doesn't jeopordize the expected comp picks we are likely to receive next year, then look to the draft for real replacements. As expensive our DL is, we are gonna need some depth at both DE and DT and I can see both positions being targeted in this draft. We did a pretty good job of keeping this defense together in the off season, JPP and Robinson were my top 2 players I wanted back at all costs, glad they kept both. Hankins was solid, but I think this DL will be better with a penetrator type DT, hope BJ Goodson comes on as I think he can be a solid 2 down MLB and help shut the run game down. Hank can be replaced.
RE: Blount  
Milton : 4/14/2017 10:26 am : link
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It feels to me like Blount is a guy who's won his Super Bowl rings and is now just looking for a payday. I'd rather go with youth.
I'd buy some better  
mfsd : 4/14/2017 10:28 am : link
asshats
Sign Odrick or Marks.  
Don in DC : 4/14/2017 10:57 am : link
Can't leave DT unaddressed or relegated to a mid-round draft pick, unless they think Bromley is ready for prime time.
Beach front condominium  
Jimmy Googs : 4/14/2017 12:37 pm : link
Maybe new set of golf clubs

And a case of really good single malt scotch...
RE: RE: Honestly, I wouldn't spend any money on a free agent DT.  
Klaatu : 4/14/2017 12:44 pm : link
In comment 13428259 robbieballs2003 said:
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In comment 13428246 Klaatu said:


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We usually carry only four DTs on the roster, with three being active on game days. Harrison, Bromley, Thomas, and a draftee should suffice.

As for RB, I'd say that any free agent available now will most likely still be available after the draft, so I wouldn't be in a hurry to sign one. For me, both DT and RB would be draft priorities.



DT is one of the more difficult transitions to the NFL so it is not common for rookies to be productive right out of the gate. Therefore, counting on a rookie is not wise. It doesn't mean you cannot get him snaps here and there but a vet could provide a nice stop gap to bridge the gap of that learning curve. We have also carried 5 DTs on our roster before. That doesn't mean we have to sign a guy right now but I don't think it should automatically be dismissed either.


We got lucky with Cofield. Maybe we'll get lucky again?

Anyway...yes, we've carried five DTs before, but those units did not have even one bona fide stud (like Snacks), and were made up of either very young and inexperienced players (like Hankins at the time), or veterans in the twilight of their careers (Mike Patterson comes to mind).

Regardless, if they do sign a DT before the draft, I won't complain. I'd still expect them to draft one relatively early.
I'll tell you what I'd do man  
mfsd : 4/14/2017 2:34 pm : link
Two chicks at the same time.

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