Blogged by: Shemika Harmitt, Female Football Frenzy (F3)
The 2016 NFL Draft is only 4 weeks away and free agency discussions are still ongoing. The New York Giants have made some major moves in free agency. Here is a brief re-cap of the re-signings and new signings.
Jason Pierre Paul DE
The Giants re-signed the beloved DE to a 1-year contract. JPP turned down multiple year deals from other teams, including the Arizona Cardinals, to stay with Big Blue. JPP says he will not be playing with the club he wore in the 8 games he played last season, after losing a finger in the infamous fireworks accident on July 4th.
Jasper Brinkley LB
NY has also closed a deal with returning LB Jasper Brinkley.
Olivier Davis DE
Quite possibly the most expensive signing in all of free agency, Big Blue signed former Miami Dolphins DE, Olivier Vernon, to a 5-year, $85 million deal. Whoa! This one has me anxious for the season to begin.
Janoris Jenkins CB
The former Rams CB also signed with the Giants for 5-years.
Damon Harris DT
From one NY team to the best NY team. Former NY Jets DT, Damon Harrison traded in his Gang Green jersey for Big Blue.
Keenan Robinson LB
Leaving our division rival, the Redskins, behind, LB Keenan Robinson will also be joining the Giants.
After having the worse ranked defense in several different categories last season, the Giants are definitely stacking the defense for 2016. Now the question is, will they continue to focus on defense with the 10th overall draft pick or will they opt for an offensive weapon to help out Eli and OBJ?