March Madness strikes Giants Free Agency

The Giants made a major splash during the month of March and made waves with the NCAA Basketball Tournament in full swing.

            March Madness is in full swing and the Giants were major players during free agency. Big Blue has already added some pieces by going on an unprecedented spending spree by adding four of the best free agents on the market. In the process New York tossed out $200 million in contracts and still has the $24 million in cap space to spend. Senior Vice President and General Manager Jerry Reese will want to do more during the free agency period.

            Since this has been trending for weeks now, there are only a scant few that people around the NFL who are applauding the Giants for rebuilding a great team. The G-Men are spending in the right places and for the right players to make this a successful season.

            We can see that they have overspent on free agent acquisitions, but will they be worth it?

            The team is in free agency so they can do more, and I get it, even when most people like fans have to understand that the Giants did well the past season. Since the free agency is far from being over, the team can do whatever it takes to make this team a team to remember.

            The Giants are making some major improvements on the defensive side by signing defensive end Olivier Vernon, formerly of the Dolphins, defensive tackle Damon Harrison previously with the Jets, and cornerback Janoris Jenkins, who spent the past few seasons with the Rams. These three players broke into the NFL in 2012 and now making huge headlines for the Giants and will become integral parts of te team's success.

            The Giants signed linebacker Keenan Robinson Monday and addressed all the three levels of their defense while making every move so far in the free agency. The former Redskin has made his 21 career stats as a linebacker, which was a position manned by four players throughout last season for the Giants. They won the Super Bowl in 2007 with Antonio Pierce as their star linebacker.

            With the Giants having an interest in Prince Amukamara and Robert Ayers, the two players signed with new teams as unrestricted free agents. Amukamara, the Giants’ first round pick, signed with Jacksonville Jaguars, and Ayers, who had 14.5 sacks in two seasons with the Big Blue will be with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


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