It’s been another quiet week so far in Giants’ sphere. The biggest story which we covered last week has been surrounding OBJ. There have been more and more rumors coming out about the Patriots ‘actively’ trying to acquire Odell. You can check out my opinion on Odell Beckham trade rumors.
Another attention grabber out this week is surrounding safety Landon Collins. Collins is set to become a free agent March 5th if the Giants don’t come to a long term deal or use the franchise tag on him. Reports are saying the franchise tag on a safety this season would be in the ballpark of 12 Million or so. Odds are the Giants will reach a long term deal with Collins who has cemented himself as a leader in the secondary.
Odds are the Giants will reach a long term deal with Collins who has cemented himself as a leader in the secondary.
Rumors have been swirling about the possibility of releasing OV to free up cap space. If that was the case the Giants would save 11 Million of the 19.5 Million he’s owed this year, leaving 8.5 Million as dead cap space.
PFF released the grades on the Giants defense and interestingly enough, OV was the highest rated player despite missing a significant part of the first half of the season.
In regards to OV I think the best bet for the Giants would be to keep him and if anything request a pay cut. He has already stated that he would like to come back for the final year of his contract which makes it seem likely that he would entertain the idea of taking the cut to benefit the team as a whole. I also don’t see the sense in creating another hole in positions that we don’t have much depth at. (DE/OLB)
First year DB Coach Lou Anarumo will be interviewing for the defensive coordinator for the Bengals and is considered to be a prime candidate for the position. Anarumo has a history with Bengals HC Zac Taylor; that history is the factor that is expected to land him the job.