Mar 092015
 
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Dan Williams, Arizona Cardinals (October 12, 2014)

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With the second day of the negotiating period now over when teams can talk to free agents on other teams, here is the latest news on the free agent front for the New York Giants:

  • Devin McCourty, who was widely regarded as the best safety on the market, has re-signed with the New England Patriots. According to multiple press reports, the Giants were one of the teams making a big push to sign McCourty. McCourty signed a 5-year, $47.5 million contract.
  • The Buffalo Bills are also reportedly close to re-signing unrestricted free agent defensive end Jerry Hughes, who the Giants also reportedly expressed interest in.
  • Confirming earlier reports, Newsday is reporting that the Giants reached out to unrestricted free agent safeties Rahim Moore (Denver Broncos) and Ron Parker (Kansas City Chiefs) over the weekend.
  • Newsday is also reporting that the Giants are trying to re-sign unrestricted free agent safety Stevie Brown.
  • ESPN continues to report that the Giants reached out to unrestricted free agent defensive tackle Dan Williams (Arizona Cardinals) and defensive end Brandon Graham (Philadelphia Eagles) over the weekend.
  • The New York Daily News is reporting that while the Giants are interested in unrestricted linebacker Brooks Reed (Houston Texans), the team is not considered a front runner to sign him.
  • In case you missed it, the Giants are also reportedly interest in unrestricted free agent running backs Roy Helu (Washington Redskins) and Antone Smith (Atlanta Falcons).

Teams can officially sign players from other teams at 4:00PM ET on Tuesday, March 10.

Mar 082015
 
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Roy Helu Washington Redskins (October 6, 2014)

Roy Helu – © USA TODAY Sports Images

According to NJ.com, the New York Giants have expressed interest in unrestricted free agent running backs Roy Helu (Washington Redskins) and Antone Smith (Atlanta Falcons).

The 26-year old Helu (5’11’, 215 lbs) is a situational, pass-receiving back in Washington. In 2014, he carried the ball 40 times for 216 yards and a touchdown and caught 42 passes for 477 yards and two touchdowns.

The 29-year old Smith (5’9”, 192 lbs) is a speedy situational back for the Falcons. He carried the ball 23 times for 144 yards and two touchdowns and caught 13 passes for 222 yards and three touchdowns in 2014. He had a 74-yard touchdown reception against the Giants last season.

Although teams cannot officially sign players from other teams until 4:00PM ET on March 10, the negotiating period began on March 7.