Giants get extra pick

The Giants will have an extra opportunity to find that late-round draft surprise. New York received a compensatory draft choice from the league and will have an additional seventh-round pick to complement the club's original selections in each of the draft's seven rounds.

Big Blue was somewhat surprised to find out Monday afternoon that they were awarded the 246th overall selection. The decision was made due to the fact that New York lost free agent P Brad Maynard, who had a solid year in Chicago, and DT Christian Peter, who was recently released by the Colts. The only free agent New York signed last off-season – DE Kenny Holmes, from Tennessee – didn't exactly take the league by storm.

Compensatory selections are awarded to clubs that lose more free agents than they sign. Since the NFL began awarding compensatory selections in 1993, the Giants have received a total of 10.

Also, the Broncos no longer have interest in Giants free agent WR Joe Jurevicius after Denver signed free agent wideout Rob Moore. But St. Louis is still considered a serious suitor for Jurevicius, who is unlikely to re-sign with New York.


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