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Just a reminder: there's still veteran talent available...

Milton : 7/16/2017 4:56 am
As we're putting together our projected 53-man rosters in preparation for training camp, let's remember that the 90-man roster remains fluid with several very intriguing players still available in free agency. Here are the top 25 according to one website (with their full list of the 50 top free agents linked below)...

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1 Zach Orr ILB
2 Ryan Clady OT
3 Perry Riley ILB
4 Nick Mangold C
5 Isa Abdul-Quddus S
6 DeAndre Levy 4-3 OLB
7 Austin Pasztor G
8 Darrelle Revis CB
9 Brandon Flowers CB
10 Paul Kruger 3-4 OLB
11 Gary Barnidge TE
12 Alterraun Verner CB
13 Ladarius Green TE
14 Sam Shields CB
15 Aaron Williams S
16 Corey Graham S
17 Jairus Byrd S
18 Dan Williams DT
19 Jared Odrick DT
20 Anquan Boldin WR
21 Marcus Gilchrist S
22 Leon Hall CB
23 Orlando Franklin G
24 Erik Walden 3-4 OLB
25 Trent Cole 3-4 OLB

Top 50 free agents still available - ( New Window )
I'd look at a few of them.  
FStubbs : 7/16/2017 6:43 am : link
Especially Trent Cole. He seems to always play well at Giants stadium :/
I wonder what Clady has left  
grizz299 : 7/16/2017 7:51 am : link
and how much he wants...
RE: I wonder what Clady has left  
blueblood : 7/16/2017 9:14 am : link
In comment 13529242 grizz299 said:
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and how much he wants...


Clady is a mess.. Oft injured and did not play well last year at all.
Pastor  
superspynyg : 7/16/2017 9:28 am : link
Would be good vs,he at this point. Defiantly a solid back up, could be a solid starter. Would def give good competition in camp.
They all come with baggage.....  
Doomster : 7/16/2017 10:22 am : link
Mostly age and prior injuries......
Surprised they haven't brought back Hall (yet).  
jogo1 : 7/16/2017 11:25 am : link
He's good veteran depth and made some plays last year.
Hall is another year older.....  
Doomster : 7/16/2017 11:31 am : link
He ran with the ball a couple of times, and I thought he was going to die......
Seems like..  
jnoble : 7/16/2017 11:31 am : link
..most of them are ex Jets lol
Something tells me Mangold  
ZGiants98 : 7/16/2017 12:04 pm : link
Would still offer more as a backup C than Jones would.
A lot of those guys are over-priced has beens.  
Red Dog : 7/16/2017 12:51 pm : link
Aaron Williams is a career-ending injury, and possible major life-altering injury waiting to happen. He should retire.
Verner seems to have earned a big check and lost interest.  
Big Blue Blogger : 7/16/2017 2:30 pm : link
The curse of Tampa Pay - er, Bay.
Some vets(smart or well off financially)  
LauderdaleMatty : 7/16/2017 3:35 pm : link
Can wait. Injuries happen. It's a game for both sides. Cap dollars are finite Side it would be nice to have a Ryan Clady in. I think Bith Tackles will be better but insurance w a veteran would be great. But when they are willing to wait for injures which do Coke their price tag now is too high.

All smart GMs now wait and pray no injuries hit and the guys they do ha w make it moot that they are out there
Some nice depth  
old man : 7/16/2017 3:39 pm : link
there.
OL, DT, maybe LB.
Flowers would be  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 7/16/2017 6:18 pm : link
Great for some depth at CB. He's not a starter, but could fill in if needed and play in dime packages.
The only interesting name  
BigBlueWhale : 7/16/2017 6:45 pm : link
is Orr.

25 year old All Pro MLB. Was a priority re-sign for BAL, retires due to neck condition, they subsequently don't tender him, he un-retires and gets declared an UFA. Crazy stuff.

Reportedly "heavy interest" around the league.
I wonder  
jtfuoco : 7/16/2017 8:04 pm : link
How well Revis would look if switched over to FS
Was that list in the OP  
Jimmy Googs : 7/17/2017 7:09 am : link
the talent or is it coming later?
RE: Something tells me Mangold  
djm : 7/17/2017 9:32 am : link
In comment 13529326 ZGiants98 said:
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Would still offer more as a backup C than Jones would.


Another guy who was done last year. He's a name. That's all he is at this point.

These guys are on the street for a reason. Funny how that story from a few months back that the Giants were close to signing Mangold and planned on starting him at guard never materialized. It was a bullshit story. Probably leaked from his agent.

Mangold can't stay on the field anymore.
RE: I wonder  
JFIB : 7/17/2017 12:31 pm : link
In comment 13529584 jtfuoco said:
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How well Revis would look if switched over to FS


I was thinking the same thing. We really don't know what we have at FS this year.
RE: RE: Something tells me Mangold  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 7/17/2017 12:38 pm : link
In comment 13529886 djm said:
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In comment 13529326 ZGiants98 said:


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Would still offer more as a backup C than Jones would.



Another guy who was done last year. He's a name. That's all he is at this point.

These guys are on the street for a reason. Funny how that story from a few months back that the Giants were close to signing Mangold and planned on starting him at guard never materialized. It was a bullshit story. Probably leaked from his agent.

Mangold can't stay on the field anymore.


We always seem to add a Veteran during training camp that helps in some regard. These guys will find homes when someone gets hurt. They have some value. Don't forget about Deon Grant. Not a great player, but a good role player and leader.
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arcarsenal : 7/17/2017 12:45 pm : link
Is Abdul-Quddus hurt or something? I thought he was impressive in DET in 2015 - I didn't see as much of him in MIA last year, but it looks like he had a pretty solid year for them.
RE: Was that list in the OP  
adamg : 7/17/2017 12:53 pm : link
In comment 13529827 Jimmy Googs said:
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the talent or is it coming later?


Seriously.
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annexOPR : 7/17/2017 12:58 pm : link
this "talent" is still available for a reason. they are recognizable names, that's it.

Orr would be a nice gamble, or Pasztor for depth ...
A lot of these guys,  
Doomster : 7/17/2017 5:26 pm : link
get signed after the first game so their salaries are not guaranteed for the season...
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