How much do the Giants clear in cap space this year?
2/11/18, 12:24 AM
My guess is they clear around $13M more in cap at a minimum. They dont have to bargain hunt but its not a great year in free agency for what they need, Their cap is probably right around 20th in 2019 before cuts.
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Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21)
2/10/18, 9:33 AM
One thing I found tough to do was finding a starting LT. No one worthy of the No. 2 pick, but the top OT prospects were gone by No. 34
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What do you think Pugh gets this offseason?
2/11/18, 12:54 AM
All these guards are getting at least $10M that have that pedigree so Id guess around that but with a higher level of per gamers than most
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Zulgad ESPN Minn: This is one block the Vikings shouldn’t have been able to make
“The Vikings’ decision to block Stefanski from joining Shurmur means the team clearly thinks highly of him. Nonetheless, if the Vikings were going to tell Stefanski they didn’t think he was good enough to be their coordinator, it is a slap to now make him stick around in a lesser position.
This also is a flaw in the NFL’s system when it comes to assistants because it’s not just the Vikings who are guilty of stopping their position coaches from talking to other clubs about coordinator jobs. Last year, the Eagles did the same thing to DeFilippo when the New York Jets wanted to interview him about their offensive coordinator job.
Some will say that this is fair because assistant coaches are employees who are under contract. But the NFL doesn’t allow teams to block assistants from talking to other teams about a head coaching job. The same thing should go for a position coach who has the chance to become a coordinator. That experience can be an important step toward becoming a head coach.
Vikings fans will defend the team by pointing out that Stefanski will be in line to get promoted after next season if DeFilippo’s first season in Minnesota is a success and he gets a head coaching job somewhere else.
But that’s a big assumption and also assumes Stefanski will have an interest in sticking around Minnesota after the Vikings stood in his way of getting a promotion this time.
Hopefully, for Stefanski’s sake, the Vikings increased his compensation when they informed him they were not going to let him talk to the Giants.
The NFL, meanwhile, needs to change its rules and allow guys like Stefanski to get out of their contract, if they are presented with an opportunity to move on to bigger and better things.”
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Jared Tokarz (@NFLDraftInsider)
2/9/18, 6:22 PM
AFC (West Coast) scout to me this week “We don’t need a QB but the Josh Rosen “concerns” are overblown. He is a super intelligent guy and most scouts I know agree that people are digging for these issues that don’t really exist”
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