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Dallas Cowboys: The Giants, for whatever reason, dominate this rivalry; they've taken five of the past seven meetings.
Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles have taken the past six matchups, including the Miracle at the New Meadowlands.
Washington Redskins: New York dominates this NFC East rivalry, having won the past six meetings.
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2011 NFL Free Agent Signings:
David Baas, G/C, 49ers. Age: 29.
Signed with Giants
David Baas should have been the team's left guard this year. However, he was forced into playing center in the wake of Eric Heitmann's season-long injury. This versatility can only help him in the open market.
Steve Weatherford, P, Jets. Age: 28.
Signed with Giants
Steve Weatherford averaged a meager 42.6 yards per punt, but that's because he had a league-leading 42 attempts placed inside the 20. However, he really struggled in the playoffs. He inexplicably lost his confidence.
- Mark Herzlich, ILB, Boston College. Age: 24. -- Signed with Giants
- Jarriel King, OT, South Carolina. Age: 24. -- Signed with Giants
- Stacy Andrews, G, Seahawks. Age: 30. -- Signed with Giants
- Gabe Watson, DT, Cardinals. Age: 27. -- Signed with Giants
- David Carr, QB, 49ers. Age: 32. -- Signed with Giants
New York Giants Free Agents:
Salary Cap: No cap.
Barry Cofield, DT, Giants. Age: 27.
Signed with Redskins (6 years)
Barry Cofield is a great interior lineman who excels against the run and provides a decent enough pass rush. He's due for a big contract this offseason.
Mathias Kiwanuka, DE, Giants. Age: 28.
Re-signed with Giants (multi-year)
Mathias Kiwanuka looked like he was going to have a monstrous season, racking up four sacks in the first three weeks. Unfortunately, he landed on injured reserve with a season-ending neck injury.
Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Giants. Age: 25.
Re-signed with Giants
Ahmad Bradshaw rushed for 1,235 yards and eight touchdowns on a 4.5 YPC average in 2010. He also caught 47 balls for 314 yards. However, Bradshaw has fumbling issues, and the Giants coaching staff told the media that they aren't confident that he can stay healthy.
Steve Smith, WR, Giants. Age: 26.
Signed with Eagles (1 year, $4 million; $2 million guaranteed)
Steve Smith is an outstanding possession receiver; he caught 107 balls for 1,220 yards and seven touchdowns in 2009. Unfortunately, he suffered a nasty knee injury in December and may not be ready for the start of the 2011 season.
Kevin Boss, TE, Giants. Age: 27.
Signed with Raiders (4 years, $16 million)
Kevin Boss is a decent end zone target (16 TDs last 3 years) and a solid blocker.
Rocky Bernard, DT, Giants. Age: 32.
Re-signed with Giants
Rocky Bernard is a rapidly declining player, but he can still be a solid rotational defensive lineman.
Rich Seubert, G/C, Giants. Age: 32.
Rich Seubert is a skilled, versatile interior offensive lineman. The problem is that he's a 32-year-old coming off major knee surgery and may not be ready until the middle of the 2011 season.
Keith Bulluck, OLB, Giants. Age: 34.
Keith Bulluck bounced back from his knee injury and played well for the Giants this season. However, he's an aging 34-year-old, two-down linebacker at this point in his career.
Shaun O'Hara, C, Giants. Age: 34.
Shaun O'Hara is a 34-year-old coming off Achilles surgery. He says he'll be healthy by September, but that remains to be seen.
- Shawn Andrews, OT, Giants. Age: 28.
- Dave Tollefson, DE, Giants. Age: 29. -- Re-signed with Giants
- D.J. Ware, RB, Giants. Age: 26. -- Re-signed with Giants
- Jim Sorgi, QB, Giants. Age: 30.
- Domenik Hixon, WR/KR, Giants. Age: 26. -- Re-signed with Giants (1 year)
- Deon Grant, SS, Giants. Age: 32.
- Derek Hagan, WR, Giants. Age: 26. -- Signed with Raiders
- Madison Hedgecock, FB, Giants. Age: 30.
- Kevin Boothe, G, Giants. Age: 28. -- Re-signed with Giants (2 years)
- Ben Patrick, TE, Giants. Age: 27. -- Announced retirement
- Michael Johnson, S, Giants. Age: 27. -- Signed with Lions
- Chase Blackburn, ILB, Giants. Age: 28.
- Gerris Wilkinson, ILB, Giants. Age: 28.
- Darius Reynaud (RFA), WR, Giants. Age: 24. -- Re-signed with Giants
- Herman Johnson, G, Giants. Age: 26.
The Giants had control of their own destiny going into a Week 16 matchup against the Packers. Unfortunately, their lack of ball security betrayed them as it had all year. Since their Super Bowl victory, New York has developed a habit of struggling late in the season. They lost two of their last three this year; three of four in 2009; and four of five in 2008.
Eagles sign WR Steve Smith
Lions sign S Michael Johnson
Giants announce retirement of TE Ben Patrick
Raiders sign WR Derek Hagan
Raiders sign TE Kevin Boss
Giants sign DE Dave Tollefson
Giants re-sign DT Rocky Bernard
Giants sign G Stacy Andrews
Giants sign NT Gabe Watson
Giants cut G Herman Johnson
Giants re-sign RB Ahmad Bradshaw
Giants sign QB David Carr
Giants sign P Steve Weatherford
Giants cut FB Madison Hedgecock
Giants re-sign DE Mathias Kiwanuka
Giants sign C/G David Baas
Giants cut DT Rocky Bernard
Redskins sign DT Barry Cofield
Giants cut OT Shawn Andrews
Giants re-sign G Kevin Boothe
Giants cut C Shaun O'Hara
Giants cut G Rich Seubert
Giants sign LB Mark Herzlich
Giants sign OT Jarriel King
Giants sign FB Henry Hynoski
Giants re-sign WR Domenik Hixon
Giants re-sign WR Darius Reynaud
Giants re-sign RB D.J. Ware
- Left Tackle: William Beatty hasn't played much, but he hasn't shown any signs that he can be New York's franchise left tackle. The team will look at Tyron Smith with the No. 19 pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. Drafted James Brewer
- Running Back: Brandon Jacobs is wearing down, while Ahmad Bradshaw is a fumble-prone free agent. There will be plenty of talented running backs available in Rounds 2-3 of April's draft. Re-signed Ahmad Bradshaw; drafted Da'Rel Scott
- Center: Shaun O'Hara, 34 in June, is entering the final year of his contract. He played in only six games this season because of various injuries. Signed David Baas
- Strongside Linebacker: Keith Bulluck played relatively well this season, but is a 34-year-old free agent. Drafted Greg Jones; signed Mark Herzlich
- Left Guard: Rich Seubert, 32 in March, just had major knee surgery. He's also entering his contract year. Signed Stacy Andrews
- Wide Receiver: There's talk of the Giants re-signing Plaxico Burress; Steve Smith's nasty knee injury may cause him to miss training camp. Drafted Jerrel Jernigan
- Free Safety: As Cardinals fans knew and Giants fans know now, Antrel Rolle blows coverages. New York may give him another shot, but he's severely overpaid at $5.25 million in 2011. Drafted Tyler Sash
- Punter: Think the Giants can coax Jeff "Philadelphia" Feagles out of retirement after Matt Dodge's ugly rookie year? Signed Steve Weatherford
2011 NFL Draft Grades:
Henry J., a friend of mine from back in high school, sent me a short e-mail Friday night: "You're totally sounding like a Giants fan with all your Jerry Reese love."
I'm not a Giants fan, but if I were, I would be really excited. Reese put together a masterpiece on Draft Weekend. All of his selections were incredible value picks, and he filled some needs in the process. This is an easy A+.
Overall 2011 NFL Draft Grade given on 5/1/11: A+
2011 NFL Draft Individual Grades:
19. Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
Giants fans have to be thrilled. Thanks to an early quarterback frenzy, Prince Amukamara was pushed down from the 7-13 range all the way to No. 19. Jerry Reese just made the NFL Draft look easy. (Pick Grade: A)
52. Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina
And the Giants land another steal who inexplicably falls. Marvin Austin could have gone at the bottom of the first round. He'll fill a need in the interior of New York's defensive front. (Pick Grade: A)
83. Jerrel Jernigan, WR, Troy
And the Giants land another steal who inexplicably falls. Wait, didn't I just say that? Jerrel Jernigan was projected to go in the second round. Steve Smith may not be able to play in 2011, so this pick makes a ton of sense. Jerry Reese is putting together a great draft. (Pick Grade: A)
117. James Brewer, OT, Indiana
Surprise, surprise, Jerry Reese makes another incredible pick. James Brewer could have gone as high as the end of Round 2, so this is yet another steal. Brewer could eventually protect Eli Manning's blind side. (Pick Grade: A)
185. Greg Jones, LB, Michigan State
How the hell did Greg Jones fall to No. 185? He was once considered a late first-round prospect. Unbelievable. Jones could start next year at strongside linebacker. (Pick Grade: A)
198. Tyler Sash, S, Iowa
I'm going to sound like a broken record. How the hell did Tyler Sash fall to No. 198? Unbelievable. Sash doesn't fill an immediate need, but could start eventually. (Pick Grade: A)
202. Jacquain Williams, OLB, South Florida
The first Giants pick I don't like. Jacquain Williams wasn't in the top 400 of most services, so while he provides some depth at linebacker, you have to wonder why Jerry Reese didn't go for a better prospect. (Pick Grade: D)
221. Da'Rel Scott, RB, Maryland
Da'Rel Scott could get a lot of playing time for the Giants next year depending on what happens in free agency. That, and the fact that he's good value in the middle of Round 7, makes this another great pick. (Pick Grade: A)
2011 New York Giants Analysis: The Giants could certainly make the postseason this year. To do that, they have to really cut down on the turnovers and ensure that they don't suffer their perennial late-season collapse. That's easier said than done, however, and with the Eagles becoming the "Dream Team" and the Cowboys sure to be improved, New York will probably be watching the playoffs on TV come January.
Projection: 8-8 (3rd in NFC East)
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