NFL Free Agency is officially here, and the next few days will feature several New York Giants rumors. The Giants have already made a few big moves, but might not be done yet. With that in mind, here are a few of the more interesting rumors and news tidbits on the Giants.
As mentioned as a possibility below, the Giants have sign LB Keenan Robinson.
LB Keenan Robinson to the Giants. Done deal.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 10, 2016
There's no word yet on the terms of the contract, but it shouldn't be too expensive.
Victor Cruz Staying In New York
The Giants won't be cutting Victor Cruz, as he took a pay cut to stay in New York.
Victor Cruz's 2016 contract: base of $1.3M, playing time incentives up to $5.5M plus production incentives to recoup rest, per source. #NYG— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) March 10, 2016
Cruz was set to count $9.9 million against the cap this year. The restructure gives the Giants a bit of extra cap space this year. However, Cruz will have a $9.4 million cap hit in 2017, so another restructure could be on the horizon.
Kennan Robinson A Possibility?
The Giants need linebacker help, and they could turn to LB Keenan Robinson.
Robinson wasn't great last season, but he does have starting experience. A shift to a 4-3 defense could help him.
Robert Ayers Gone?
This shouldn't be much of a surprise, but it's unlikely Ayers will return to New York. The team signed DEs Olivier Vernon and Jason Pierre-Paul to sizeable deals, which signaled the end of Ayers' time in New York. He may very well end up in Jacksonville.