The Eastern Front: Giants, Eagles FA Notes

The Giants and Eagles are likely to be big players in the free agency market

New York Giants – Barring something unforeseen, look for CB Will Allen to be playing elsewhere next season. The Giants don't have the salary cap space to sign him to a lucrative deal. Look for them to move in second-year CB Corey Webster in to Allen's starting spot next season.

Philadelphia Eagles – The team usually likes to make a quick strike on the first day of free agency. If free agency isn't pushed back again and it starts on Monday, look for the Eagles to sign one to two impact free agents.
As first reported earlier this week, the team has interest in New York Jets C Kevin Mawae who has been told he'll be released. Mawae, interestingly enough, the team was very interested in signing during free agency of 1998. Instead, they signed C Steve Everett who was the No.1 rated offensive lineman in free agency that year.

The team has been compiling a list of available free agent centers and also has their eye on ones that will be released so it's a virtual lock that one is signed.

Speculation is that they'll sign New Orleans Saints C LeCharles Bentley who reported back at the Super Bowl wouldn't be re-signing with the Saints.

According to a team source, the team may also make a run at New England Patriots WR David Givens. It may come down to how much money he wants. Most teams view him as a complimentary receiver not a true No.1. The Eagles view second-year pro Reggie Brown as a No.1 receiver so if Givens wants to be paid like a No. 1, he'll likely be signing elsewhere.

The team is also looking for a veteran backup quarterback and has is said to have their eyes on Jay Fiedler who was recently released by the Jets and Jeff Garcia (Detroit Lions).

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