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Head Coach: Ben "The Chosen One" McAdoo - $5,000,000
Offensive Coordinator: Tim "Trenches" Drevno - $2,500,000
Defensive Coordinator: Steve "The Blitz King" Spagnuolo - $2,500,000
Special Teams Coordinator: Tom Quinn
Strength & Conditioning Coach: Aaron Wellman

OFFICIAL ROSTER
[T] - Trade - [FA] - Free Agent - [R] - Rookie

Quarterbacks
Eli Manning - 19,700,000 (18,600,000)
[T] Teddy Bridgewater - 1,354,023 (0)
[FA] Brandon Allen - 540,000 (0)

Running Backs
[T] Charles Sims - 779,000 (0)
Paul Perkins - 603,137 (189,411)
[FA] FB Keith Smith - 540,000 (0)
[R] De'Veon Smith - 522,132 (0)
[R] Aaron Jones - 480,911 (0)

Wide Receivers
[FA] Jermaine Kearse - 5,200,000 (5,200,000)
Odell Beckham, Jr. - 3,311,063 (3,311,063)
Sterling Shepard - 1,351,039 (2,612,701)
[R] Jalen Robinette - 643,537 (0)
[T] Brandon Coleman - 540,000 (0)

Tight Ends
[FA] Jack Doyle - 5,000,000 (5,000,000)
[FA] Jermaine Gresham - 750,000 (750,000)
[ERFA] Will Tye - 540,000 (0)

Offensive Linemen
[T] LT Joe Thomas - 10,000,000 (0)
LG Justin Pugh - 8,821,000 (0)
[T] RT Joe Barksdale - 4,546,875 (3,000,000)
OT Ereck Flowers - 3,925,045 (8,504,264)
[FA] RG Landon Turner - 2,000,000 (2,000,000)
C Weston Richburg - 1,551,882 (466,791)
[T] RG Ali Marpet - 778,054 (0)
[T] C Max Tuerk - 613,000 (0)
[FA] OT/OG Rees Odhiambo - 540,000 (0)
[R] RT/RG Will Holden - 529,738 (0)


Offensive Total: 75,160,436 (50,846,526)


Defensive Linemen
DE Olivier Vernon - 16,000,000 (27,250,000)
DT Damon Harrison - 10,600,000 (13,650,000)
[RFA] DE Kerry Wynn - 2,762,000 (2,762,000)
[FA] DT Ahtyba Rubin - 2,000,000 (2,000,000)
[R] DE Taco Charlton - 1,939,610 (0)
[R] DT Jaleel Johnson - 637,306 (0)
[T] DT Michael Pierce - 540,000 (0)
DE Romeo Okwara - 540,000 (0)
[R] DE JoJo Mathis - 485,886 (0)

Linebackers
WLB Jonathan Casillas - 3,666,668 (666,668)
[T] WLB Ray-Ray Armstrong - 1,175,000 (0)
[T] MLB Denzel Perryman - 869,224 (0)
SLB Devon Kennard - 726,140 (36,140)
[T] SLB Corey Nelson - 690,000 (0)
[T] MLB Ben Heeney - 615,000 (0)

Cornerbacks
Janoris Jenkins - 15,000,000 (20,900,000)
Eli Apple - 3,443,694 (12,397,308)
[T] Brice "Moccasin" McCain - 2,400,000 (0)
[T] Cre'von LeBlanc - 540,000 (0)
[FA] Michael Jordan - 540,000 (0)

Safeties
[T] SS Shawn Williams - 3,634,375 (0)
[FA] FS Marcus Gilchrist - 1,750,000 (1,750,000)
SS Landon Collins - 1,669,243 (1,955,658)
FS Andrew Adams - 540,000 (0)


Defensive Total: 72,764,146 (83,367,774)


Special Teams
P Brad Wing - 1,800,000 (2,000,000)
[T] K Josh Lambo - 615,000 (0)
[FA] LS Zak DeOssie - 640,000 (640,000)


Special Teams Total: 3,055,000 (2,640,000)


UFAs
43DE Jason Pierre-Paul - IND $19,500,000
43DT Johnathan Hankins - CLE $13,468,000 (Non-Exclusive Franchise Tag)
43OLB Keenan Robinson - SF $1,750,000
RG John Jerry - DET $1,000,000
LT William Beatty - CAR $750,000
RT Marshall Newhouse - BAL $640,000
CB Leon Hall - NO $640,000
LS Zak DeOssie - NYG $640,000
CB Coty Sensabaugh - PIT $540,000
K Robbie Gould - NE $540,000
QB Josh Johnson
QB Ryan Nassib
RB Bobby Rainey
TE Larry Donnell
43OLB Mark Herzlich
ILB Kelvin Sheppard
CB Trevin Wade

RFAs
RB Orleans Darkwa - MIA $540,000
43DE Kerry Wynn - NYG Tagged, 2nd Round Tender

ERFAs
TE Will Tye - Resigned
43DT Robert Thomas
RB/DT Nikita Whitlock
LT Ryan Seymour
WR Ben Edwards
TE Matt LaCosse

FA Signings
UFA WR Jermaine Kearse - 5,200,000 (5,200,000)
UFA TE Jack Doyle (IND) - 5,000,000 (5,000,000)
RFA DE Kerry Wynn (NYG) - 2,762,000 (2nd Round Tender)
UFA OG Landon Turner (NO) - 2,000,000 (2,000,000)
UFA DT Ahtyba Rubin (SEA) - 2,000,000 (2,000,000)
UFA FS Marcus Gilchrist (NYJ) - 1,750,000 (1,750,000)
UFA TE Jermaine Gresham (ARI) - 750,000 (750,000)
UFA LS Zak DeOssie (NYG) - 640,000 (640,000)
UFA QB Brandon Allen (JAX) - 540,000 (0)
UFA FB Keith Smith (DAL) - 540,000 (0)
ERFA TE Will Tye (NYG) - 540,000 (0)
UFA OG/OT Rees Odhiambo (TB) - 540,000 (0)
UFA CB Michael Jordan (LAR) - 540,000 (0)

NYG - 3
SEA - 2
IND, NYJ, ARI, JAX, DAL, LAR, TB, NO - 1

Total: 13 Players, $22,802,000 (~$1.8M/player)

College Breakdown (Bold for starters)
Miami (FL): Armstrong, Flowers, Perryman, Vernon

LSU: Barksdale, Beckham, Wing
Oklahoma: Gresham, Nelson, Shepard

Michigan: Charlton, D. Smith,
USC: Kennard, Tuerk
Washington: Kearse, Mathis
Wisconsin: Casillas, Thomas

Air Force: Robinette
Alabama: Collins
Arkansas: Allen
Boise State: Odhiambo
Brown: DeOssie
Clemson: Gilchrist
Colorado State: Richburg
Connecticut: Adams
Florida Atlantic: LeBlanc
Georgia: Williams
Hobart: Marpet
Iowa: Johnson
Iowa State: Rubin
Kansas: Heeney
Louisville: Bridgewater
Missouri Western State: Jordan
North Alabama: Jenkins
North Carolina: Turner
Notre Dame: Okwara
Ohio State: Apple
Ole Miss: Manning
Richmond: Wynn
Rutgers: Coleman
Samford: Pierce
San Jose State: K. Smith
Stony Brook: Tye
Syracuse: Pugh
Texas A&M: Lambo
Texas-El Paso: Jones
UCLA: Perkins
Utah: McCain
Vanderbilt: Holden
Western Kentucky: Doyle
West Virginia: Sims
William Penn: Harrison


Draft Picks
1.23 - DE Taco Charlton - 1,939,610 (0)
3.CJ - WR Jalen Robinette - 643,537 (0)
4.97 - DT Jaleel Johnson - 637,306 (0)
5.147 - OT Will Holden - 529,738 (0)
5.156 - RB De'Veon Smith - 522,132 (0)
7.202 - DE JoJo Mathis - 485,886 (0)
7.C7G - RB Aaron Jones - 480,911 (0)

Team Salary: $150,979,582
Dead Money: $11,459,035
Total Salary: $162,438,617
Cap Limit: $168,000,000
Cap Space: $5,561,383
Roster Size: 53/53

Practice Squad:
DB Jeremy Clark, Michigan - $1,600,000
LB Keion Adams, Western Michigan - $1,000,000
WR Jehu Chesson, Michigan - $600,000
QB Garrett Fugate, Central Missouri - $400,000
QB Brady Gustafson, Montana - $400,000
TE Phazahn Odom, Fordham - $400,000
OL Kyle Kalis, Michigan - $400,000
OL Jylan Ware, Alabama State - $400,000
LB Nico Marley, Tulane - $400,000
DB Dymonte Thomas, Michigan - $400,000


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Depth Chart

Quarterbacks
1. Eli Manning
2. Brandon Allen
3. Teddy Bridgewater

Running Backs
1. Paul Perkins
2. Charles Sims
3. De'Veon Smith
4. Aaron Jones

Fullbacks
1. Keith Smith

WR 1
1. Odell Beckham, Jr.
2. Jermaine Kearse

WR 2
1. Brandon Coleman
2. Jalen Robinette

Slot WR
1. Sterling Shepard

Tight Ends
1. Jack Doyle
2. Will Tye
3. Jermaine Gresham

Right Tackle
1. Ereck Flowers
2. Joe Barksdale
3. Will Holden

Left Tackle
1. Joe Thomas
2. Ereck Flowers
3. Rees Odhiambo

Right Guards
1. Ali Marpet
2. Landon Turner

Left Guards
1. Justin Pugh
2. Rees Odhiambo

Centers
1. Weston Richburg
2. Max Tuerk


Left Defensive Ends
1. Taco Charlton
2. Romeo Okwara
3. JoJo Mathis

Right Defensive Ends
1. Olivier Vernon
2. Kerry Wynn
3. JoJo Mathis

Left Defensive Tackles
1. Damon Harrison
2. Ahtyba Rubin

Right Defensive Tackles
1. Michael Pierce
2. Jaleel Johnson

SLB
1. Devon Kennard
2. Corey Nelson

MLB
1. Denzel Perryman
2. Ben Heeney

WLB
1. Jonathan Casillas
2. Ray-Ray Armstrong

LCB
1. Janoris Jenkins
2. Cre'von LeBlanc
3. Michael Jordan

RCB
1. Eli Apple
2. Brice McCain

FS
1. Andrew Adams
2. Marcus Gilchrist

SS
1. Landon Collins
2. Shawn Williams

Kicker
1. Josh Lambo

Punter
1. Brad Wing

Long Snapper
1. Zak DeOssie

Returner
1. Odell Beckham, Jr.
2. Sterling Shepard




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Name - Salary (Dead Money)
RB George Winn ($615,000, $0)
DE Ishaq Williams ($465,000, $0)
MLB Uani' Unga ($615,000, $0)
WLB Deontae Skinner ($615,000, $0)
FS Eric Pinkins ($615,000, $0)
WR Victor Cruz ($9,400,000, $1,900,000)
WLB JT Thomas ($4,000,000 $1,000,000)
FS Mykkele Thompson ($672,216, $114,432)
[FA] CB Leodis McKelvin ($540,000, $0)
FB Will Johnson ($1,275,000, $200,000)
[FA] TE Niles Paul ($540,000, $0)
[FA] WR Josh Bellamy ($540,000, $0)
June 1st Designation - WR Dwayne Harris ($3,800,000, $800,000)
SS Nat Berhe - ($738,200, $48,200)
WR Tavarres King ($690,000, $0)
June 1st Designation - TE Jerell Adams ($575,714, $35,714)
DT Clinton McDonald ($2,000,000, $0)
DT Robert Thomas ($540,000, $0)
[FA] WLB Travis Feeney ($540,000, $0)
[FA] Jerraud Powers - ($540,000, $0) - RETIRED


Total Number of Players Cut: 20
Total Cut: $29,316,130
Total Saved: $25,217,784
Dead Money: $4,098,346


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Total Trade Dead Money: $7,360,689

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New York Giants shockingly fire GM Jerry Reese, hire former Chiefs, Bucs GM IndecisivePizza

East Rutherford, NJ - In a surprise move, Giants co-owner John Mara called a press conference to announce that GM Jerry Reese was moving on from the organization, after a 23 run with the team, 10 as the general manager. Reese has been lauded as a potential candidate for 2017 Executive of the Year for his job revamping the Giants' defense behind FA's Jason Pierre-Paul, Olivier Vernon, Janoris Jenkins, and Damon Harrison. He was also praised for a quality 2016 draft, drafting quality talents like Paul Perkins, Sterling Shepard, Eli Apple, Jerell Adams, Darian Thompson, and BJ Goodson. Finally, he also did a fantastic job bringing in undrafted talents such as Romeo Okwara, Andrew Adams, and Roger Lewis, all of whom were major players in the 2016 season.

"Let me first take the time to thoroughly thank Jerry Reese for all he has done for this team and this organization," Mara said. "Without Jerry we'd never have our 2007 and 2011 rings, and he has once again set this team up to contend for many years to come. Jerry and I agreed that this team is on the verge of entering a new era, and we felt that a new set of eyes at the GM position would be best to bring us into that era."

"With that being said, I'd like to announce our new GM, IndecisivePizza."

The atmosphere in the room was electric, as many in and around the organization thought and hoped that Pizza was a coup, after he turned Tampa Bay into a playoff contender, and Kansas City into a bonafide Super Bowl favorite. Pizza, considered a wildcard GM known for his reckless trading history, has landed steals such as Aqib Talib, Jadeveon Clowney, Geno Atkins, Kelvin Benjamin, Kony Ealy, Calais Campbell and David Bakhtiari, but has also over invested in the likes of Chris Johnson, Knowshon Moreno, Maxx Williams, & Jay Cutler. He also has a pretty solid draft and FA record. He made far less mistakes in KC than in Tampa, and the Giants hope his learning curve is basically over at this point.

Pizza took to the stage, clearly excited and grinning from ear to ear.

"I want to start by thanking the Mara & Tisch families, as well as my predecessor Jerry Reese, for all being responsible for giving me this opportunity," Pizza began. "Since I was a kid I've wanted to be in this position, and to have the opportunity now, in my 3rd year, with this roster, is pretty incredible. I hope to continue the aggressive mentality that JR instilled this past year, and I hope to make this team Super Bowl ready, both now and for many years to come.

The press moved on by tackling some strategy questions. Pizza expressed his urgency in providing the finishing touches to this team. "This team has the pieces to win. Clearly this year's defense was one of, if not the best in football, and while the offense wasn't as dominant, it too had its moments. I'm mostly concerned with depth and longevity. In a division that was recently laughed at as the worst in football, we have a youth renaissance in Dallas, a playoff contender in Washington, and a youth movement behind Wentz in Philly. We need to not only improve from last year, but we need to make moves that allow us to stay improved for the foreseeable future."

"We're going to be calculating in free agency. Last year I signed over $40 million in free agents, and this year we only have $21 mil to work with," Pizza noted. "Now we'll clear out some cap space, but while we could technically move on from just about anyone, most of our high value players we think are worth keeping."

"We'll look to make the most impact in the draft, especially since we're looking to dive head first into a youth movement. That being said, while this is our expectation now, GM-ing in this league has taught me that anything is possible, and so our strategy will adapt to the changing landscape."

Pizza only had time to take three questions from the media, and he answered them succinctly.

When asked if he had any intention of changing the coaching staff, Pizza said, "Coach McAdoo did a great job in his rookie year, and Spags seems to be at home as DC. We may address play calling responsibilities and make a move or two, but for the most part I'm content with our coaches. Ben and I will discuss specifics later."

The next question looked to see if IndecisivePizza had any opinion on Odell Beckham, Jr.'s behavior, and if it would affect his status with the team. Pizza was quick to scoff at the question, making his feelings clear.

"Odell is a generational talent, and while in a dream scenario you wish your players were perfectly behaved in the eye of the media, I mostly applaud Odell for taking the successes and failures of the team personality. It shows me that he cares, and that's important. Now, that being said, I've always felt, and my record will show, that anyone is tradable/movable for the right price, and should someone offer the right price for Odell or anyone on this roster, then we'll consider our options. However, I can't think of what I'd offer for a generational talent like OBJ. Alright, final question!"

The last question pertained to aging QB Eli Manning, and whether or not Pizza would look to replace him. Pizza seemed to ponder this for awhile, but his response was very clear.

"Eli is 36 this year, and it's clear that he can't play forever, so we'll look to what our team looks like post-Eli. But for 2017, barring the extraordinary, this is his team. There isn't a better QB in free agency, which means that if we were looking to replace Eli this year, we'd have to trade for, or draft a QB, and in either circumstance, getting a QB who is better than Eli this year seems unlikely. But like with all of our players, we'll keep our options open."

"Thank you one and all, it's time to get this show on the road. Here's to Super Bowl 52!" With that, IndecisivePizza left the stage and headed out of the room.

While the fanbase must be surprised at this change in the Giants' front office, it would seem most are excited for the future under IndecisivePizza.
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New York Giants' GM IndecisivePizza makes first addition, hires Michigan Man for OC

East Rutherford, NJ - Mere days after firing former OC Mike Sullivan, the New York Giants have hired former Michigan OC Tim Drevno. Drevno has been former NFL HC Jim Harbaugh's right hand man for roughly a decade, holding down coaching positions under Harbaugh at the University of San Diego, Stanford, the San Francisco 49ers, and Michigan for the past two years. Drevno is very well rounded, but tends to be an offensive line specialist. He's led several top 10 offensive units in his collegiate years, and with San Fran he helped Frank Gore set the '9ers single season rushing record, and helped the team reach the Super Bowl with Colin Kaepernick at the helm.

In his introductory presser, Pizza recognized his excitement at nabbing the Michigan Man.

"I cannot tell you how thrilled we are to bring in Tim," Pizza remarked. "He was our first choice from the very beginning, but we weren't sure if we could lure him away from Michigan, and we were confident that, should he make a move, another team with more coaching cap space would outbid us for his services. That being said, we are incredibly excited to have Tim here with us. Coach McAdoo and I are incredibly impressed with Tim's record, and we are confident that, under his guidance, this offense, and this offensive line, will be reborn to be one of the best units in the league."

While a relatively low-key and short presser, the media got to ask a few questions, first and foremost being if Drevno's arrival meant the end of Coach McAdoo's offensive play calling.

"Coach Drevno and Coach McAdoo will work to determine the chemistry between them, and see what is most successful for this offense," Pizza noted. "Ben and I are excited with Coach Drevno's expertise and potential, but it is worth noting that Tim has yet to reach this level on the professional level, and we want to make sure no one overextends their abilities."

"Coach Drevno's first priority is to reestablish both pass and run protection, due to his years of experience as an o-line coach. If play calling becomes a duty important to achieving that, then Tim will take that on."

Finally, IndecisivePizza was asked if the team interviewed any other targets, or if they valued anyone over Drevno.

"We looked at around 10 candidates when all was said and done. That being said, the only ones we interviewed were Tim, Coach Riley, Coach Moorhead, Coach Saxon, and Coach Tice. They were all impressive candidates, but none stood out more than Coach Drevno. We were thrilled to get our first candidate."

With that the press conference ended, and Coach Drevno and IndecisivePizza left the stage. With such a qualified candidate coming in, have no doubt that major changes will be made to the Giants' offensive line, and the offense as a whole.
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The New York Giants open the 2017 GML Season, Trade Veteran DB



East Rutherford, NJ - The New York Giants started the 2017 GML Season with a bang, successfully trading away perhaps their biggest trade bait, 30 year cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. DRC played three years with the Giants, going from their shutdown corner to their slot corner in 2016. Despite the minimized role, DRC played perhaps his best season with the team in 2016, ranking 2nd amongst DBs in his PFF score, and 2nd in interceptions. All the same, his salary of $9 million was untenable for being 3rd on the depth chart, behind 2016 rookie Eli Apple and 2016 superstar free agent acquisition Janoris Jenkins. Should he stave off father time, DRC should be a game-changing addition to the Giants' trade partner, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

While DRC's loss is not insignificant for New York, the Giants reaped the benefits of his amazing 2016 season. They acquired a trio of players, all costing less than half of what DRC would've cost for the year (and still the trio cost less than DRC if you include DRC's dead money). The Giants obtained:

RB Charles Sims ($779,000) - Sims, 26, has spent his career as a pass catching and change of pace back in Tampa. He particularly excels catching the ball, and flashed his ability to carry the brunt of the workload during stretches when Doug Martin was hurt. That being said, Sims himself isn't the most durable, and it'll be up to Giants' conditioning coach Aaron Wellman to keep him on his feat. When healthy, he's a dangerous high end RB 2, although for now he slides in as the RB 4, behind Perkins, Jennings, and Vereen. There has been buzzing amongst Giants insiders that some of those backs may not make the final roster, meaning Sims could end up as the RB2.

DT Clinton McDonald ($2,000,000) - McDonald, 30, played the last 3 seasons of his career in Tampa, playing alongside perennial superstar Gerald McCoy. He comes to New York to play alongside perennial superstar Damon "Snacks" Harrison, which could ease his transition to this team, especially if he has a starting role. McDonald was a regular starter in Tampa, recording 3.5 sacks in 12 games last season. He's an optimal backup and a serviceable starter. A Giants' Insider has informed us that the Giants are still undecided about retaining their 2016 starting DT Johnathan Hankins.

RG Ali Marpet ($778,054) - The obvious crown jewel of this deal, Marpet, only 24, was the lone stud on a mediocre Tampa offensive line. Under contract until 2018, Marpet started every game last season, recording a PFF grade of 84.5, and the 5th best run-blocking grade at his position, an impressive 84.4. The ultimate in cost, youth, health, and positional need, Marpet slides in as the Giants' new starter at RG, replacing mediocre free agent John Jerry. The Giants' interior line of Marpet, Richburg, and Pugh is now unquestionably one of the best in the league.

Given that it's 1 in the morning, Giants' GM IndecisivePizza was unavailable for comment.

While the rest of the first night of GML belonged to the near reckless pace of the Denver Broncos and their new GM, the Giants did resign starting TE Will Tye, backup DT Robert Thomas, and they tendered backup DE Kerry Wynn. They also cut backups George Winn, Ishaq Williams, Uani' Unga, Deontae Skinner, and Eric Pinkins.

Did the Giants come out on top on day 1 of GML? Let us know what you think! Until their next move, signing off!

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The New York Giants Continue Aggressive O-Line Rebuild, Acquire Pro-Bowl LT



East Rutherford, NJ - The New York Giants' new GM, IndecisivePizza, had a reputation of valuing offensive line talent and stability higher than most other positions, and the Giants' latest move is just another indicator that IP's reputation is well founded.

Here's the breakdown of the latest Giants blockbuster trade!

The Giants traded:
DT Johnathan Hankins ($13,468,000, 0) - Hankins, 24, was given the non-exclusive franchise tag from the Giants mere minutes before this trade was completed, an indicator that they we're not necessarily intending to tag him before a suitor was found. He recorded 3 sacks in 2016 and a low PFF score of 47.1, although that number seems a little low for what he brings to the table. When healthy, he's a premier run stuffer on the interior, although his injury history is somewhat concerning. Most importantly for the Giants, with Snacks Harrison becoming the league's premier interior defender, it would have been unwise to spend 10+ million to resign Hank (or tag him for their own use). The Giants early moves were also indicators that they were moving on from Hank, as they resigned Robert Thomas and traded for Clinton McDonald, both far cheaper yet still serviceable options. Interestingly, with the Giants tagging Hank, Jason Pierre-Paul will hit the open market, and probably commanding far more than the Giants can afford. He should net the Giants a 3rd round compensation pick in the draft.

FS Darian Thompson ($819,284, $627,852) - Thompson, 23, was slotted to start at FS as a rookie in 2016, but after a promising start suffered a season ending foot injury, and in his absence UDFA Andrew Adams authoritatively took over the starting role. Still, for a team with a need at the position, Thompson flashes obvious starter potential, if he can remain healthy.

Picks 127, 138, and 150 - IndecisivePizza has always been fluid with his picks, and this year he hasn't broken from the norm.

The Giants obtained:
DE/OLB Cam Johnson ($615,000, 0) - Johnson, 26, spent his early career floating from team to team before establishing himself last year in Cleveland. He notched 3 sacks and 2 forced fumbles as a backup OLB this year. He's athletic and versatile, able to play WLB, OLB, and DE, although we suspect that he'll best fit as a 4-3 DE, a position he played on the collegiate level. Johnson will slide in as a high-end backup, alongside fellow backups Kerry Wynn and Owa Odighizuwa. However, a Giants' insider has suggested that with an excess of backups, the team may be shopping one of the trio of defensive ends.

LT Joe Thomas ($10,000,000) - Thomas, 32, is the greatest active offensive lineman in football. Having only missed one snap in his 10 year, 10 Pro-Bowl career, Thomas is the pinnacle of consistency, notching a PFF rating of 89.1 last year. He does go against IndecisivePizza's track record of trying to eliminate starters on the wrong side of 30, but there are simply no available young tackles who are even close in ability and talent to Thomas, and with QB Eli Manning not getting any younger, the time to take a flier on a younger option is not now. Just over a week into the GML season, IP has turned Marshall Newhouse, John Jerry, Weston Richburg, Justin Pugh, and Ereck Flowers into the infinitely better Ereck Flowers, Ali Marpet, Weston Richburg, Justin Pugh, and now Joe Thomas.

Picks 97 and 159 - There's little to extrapolate from these picks now. The best we can say now is that IndecisivePizza was willing to lose a pick for this deal, but he did gain more value from a Draft Value Chart Perspective.

When we reached out for comment, the Giants' front office notified us that IndecisivePizza has been chugging liquid Tylenol all day and is out of the office. We wish him the best in his recovery.

The Giants also made two minor trades last week, trading backup OL Brett Jones to Chicago for CB Cre'von LeBlanc and Pick 195, and trading backup oft-injured RB Shane Vereen to Philadelphia for Pick 138 (which was traded to Cleveland in today's deal).

So, did the Giants win the Joe Thomas trade? How do you feel they've done so far this offseason? Let us know what you think! Until their next move, signing off!

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The Vikings congratulate the Giants for winning the Joe Thomas sweepstakes, we were really pushing to add someone of his calibre to our line, and we're sure that Eli will appreciate Joe.
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The Vikings congratulate the Giants for winning the Joe Thomas sweepstakes, we were really pushing to add someone of his calibre to our line, and we're sure that Eli will appreciate Joe.
If JT is worth it to you he's always available for trade for the right price (refer to my trade block for specifics. I'd be curious to know what you offered the Browns as opposed to me.

And rumor mills indicate that Eli's skeleton held a small fiesta once it became clear that the Giants were going to get their best LT in years, and first legit LT since Will Beatty.
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