Players cannot actually sign contracts until this morning, but that hasn’t slowed the buzz around the league. NFL fans have never seen this type of free agency activity with dozens of players signing with new teams each day. For the Giants, they cut offensive linemen, Shaun O’hara, Rich Seubert, and Shawn Andrews. Fullback Madison Hedgecock and defensive end, Rocky Bernard are also expected to be cut. In essence, the Giants have ripped down their O-Line to get under the salary cap. The Giants, however, are expected to bring Ahmad Bradshaw back.

As for the Jets, they made Santonio Holmes extremely rich, but are currently being held up by prized free agent, Nnamdi Asomugha. The field for his services is beginning to thin, but the Jets have a ton of work to take care, whether Nnamdi calls Broadway home or not. A Revis-Asoughma combo would be unbelievable to watch, but would it create too many holes elsewhere?

Coming Back To Gotham


Alike every other team in the league, the Giants have a ton of questions surrounding their roster. They have effectively cut 3/5 of their starting offensive line from last season, but need to get under the salary. This doesn’t mean that these players are effectively gone from the team, as the Giants may attempt to offer them smaller deals, but the emotional impact of being cut has weighed on Seubert and O’Hara.

In addition, there are a ton of questions surrounding the status of Osi. Will the Giants bring him back? Osi clearly isn’t what he used to be and frequently complains, but he has the raw skill set to keep defenses honest.

Kevin Boss seems to be the biggest unknown for the G-Men. The Boss Man is part of a crowded free agent, tight end class (Zach Miller and Todd Heap are in there too). He is fielding offers from a few other teams (think Bears, Raiders), but is expected to sign with a team this weekend. The Giants relied on his toughness around the end zone, so we’ll see what happens.

Ultimately, inking Ahmad Bradshaw was the top priority for the Giants. Giant fans know that Brandon Jacobs cannot tote the ball 300+ times per season and the remaining free agents (Joseph Addai, Willis McGahee, Ronnie Brown) lack the explosiveness that Bradshaw possesses.

Watch to see what happens with the offensive line and Osi. Those are the two biggest pieces remaining.


For Gang Green, they’ve essentially moved ‘All-In’ on Nnamdi Asoughma. The Jets must persuade him to take less money to play with Darrelle Revis and Co. The 49ers, Cowboys, and Buccaneers are also in on him. The Houston Texans, possibly the Jets biggest competition for Asomugha, inked Johnathan Joseph yesterday, putting them out of the sweepstakes. The Jets have begun notifying players (namely Mark Sanchez and LaDainian Tomlinson) that they will need to restructure their deals to¬†accommodate¬†Asomugha. If Asomugha receives more money than Revis (Four years, $46 million w/ $32 guaranteed), watch out. We could have a Revis holdout all over again!

If the Jets fail to land Nnamdi, they will need to try to mend bridges with Antonio Cromartie and Braylon Edwards, two players who they have essentially written off. Edwards isn’t drawing much interest and Cromartie has fielded an offer from Oakland. The Jets lost out on retaining special teams superstar Brad Smith, who fled NYC for Buffalo.

As each day goes by, I think the Jets inch closer and closer to landing the prized free agent of this off-season. But is another corner back a need, given his price? Pairing these two corners together would be a nightmare for any corner, but remember, the Jets lack a true dominant pass rushing option. I get the notion of coverage sacks, but dynamic pass rushers win games in the playoffs. We’ll see what happens.