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The Giants have the second most cap in the NFC East and are a team that usually uses up the entire cap by the time the season begins. Lets take a look at a few way the Giants can manipulate the cap entering Free Agency:

Scenario 1

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  1. Jake Long LT - It's doubtful that the Giants would be able to clear enough cap to sign Jake Long to a contract but there are ways to manipulate cap that are beyond my grasp. The Giants #1 priority should be offensive line and a bookend Left Tackle to protect Eli Manning would give him a weapon more valuable than any wide receiver or running back.
  2. Leodis McKelvin CB - McKelvin fell out of favor with the Bills and was down graded to punt return and kick return specialist. McKelvin was at his best under Perry Fewell and coudl provide the Giants with added depth in the secondary.
  3. Brandon Albert RT - Albert's time in KC can be coming to an end if the team decides to take Luke Joeckel. Albert has said that he isn't willing to move to guard and that he is a Right Tackle. The Giants could use a tackle of his caliber on the right side and still pursue a young Left Tackle early in the draft.
  4. Dustin Keller TE - Keller will probably not make it far into free agency and the Jets shouldn't let him. Keller is the primary weapon on that offense and he deserves to be paid as such. If he does reach the open market the Giants could offer him a stable QB situation, which he's never had, and the ability to remain in NYC.
  5. Alan Branch DT - The Giants have a few young defensive tackles that must step up this year but a veteran like Branch would improve the unit greatly. He was the primary run stopper for the Seahawks this season and his pocket pressure on passing downs opened things up for their pass rushers.
  6. Jared Cook TE - Cook was the best kept secret in the NFL at times last season. His ability to stretch defenses vertically really opened up the Titans offense. He is a dependable target that could be paired with Bennett, if he returns, to form a formidable TE tandem.
  7. Jeremy Trueblood RT - Trueblood is the most logical pick up for the Giants in free agency. He has experience, he'd come in at a reasonable price, and he shares Coach Coughlin's Boston College ties. Trueblood would compete with the current lineman on the squad and be a leader for any young lineman drafted.
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Dallas: The Cowboys are around $5 million lighter after the NFL docked them over front-loading contracts during the uncapped season.

They have been fairly busy, however. Yesterday, they signed veteran QB Kyle Orton to a three-year deal and then bolstered their sagging secondary by coming to terms with Kansas City CB Brandon Carr on a five-year, $51 million contract.

They lost two targets on offense as WR Laurent Robinson signed with the Jaguars (5 years, $32.5 mil) and backup TE Martellus Bennett inked a one-year deal with the rival Giants.

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March is here! Free agency is less than two weeks away and everyone is playing the GM game this time of year. Last year, we didn't get to do this due to the NFL lockout, but this year is different. There will be a glut of free agents flying around and teams can dramatically change their rosters before draft day (April 26) - something they couldn't do in 2011.

What will the Giants' do? Not much, unless they can free up some cap space exponentially between now and March 13th - the day the NFL's version of March Madness begins.

Here is the free agency timeline for the next to weeks (thanks to Adam Caplan of The Sideline View):

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With the NY Giants offensive line in need of some help, big blue signed OT Stacey Andrews.? Yes, the brother of Shawn Andrews who the Giants cut last week.? If you want to find some similarities to the every prospering Philadelphia Eagles and your New York Giants...The Eagles had both brothers in Eagles green at one time in 2009.? That experiment did not work.

Only two quick seasons later...Shawn Andrews the 3x Pro Bowler has been cut by the Giants and Stacey Andrews who had been traded from Philadelphia to Seattle has been let go only to resurface as a New York Giant.

Confused?? Me too.

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According to Newsday, although the Giants likely will not go after stud linebacker Karlos Dansby, they could pursue two restricted free agent linebackers: Oakland MLB Kirk Morrison and Cleveland ILB D'Qwell Jackson.

The Raiders put a 3rd round tender on Morrison, while the Browns placed a 2nd round tender on Jackson. ?If the Giants signed either player to an offer sheet, their original team would have the ability to match the offer or accept a draft pick.

Newsday's Tom Rock likes the idea of adding Jackson, who led the NFL with 154 tackles in 2008, but missed most of the 2009 season with a torn pectoral muscle (for what it's worth, he was third in the NFL with 57 tackles before the injury):

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Update 5pm ET - ESPN is reporting that the Washington Redskins have released DE Jason Taylor. According to the report the Redskins and Taylor could not come to an agreement on an offseason workout schedule. Taylor refused to committ so he could spend more time with his family.

Original?Post - According to The Newark Star Ledger Derrick Ward claims the Giants rejected a multi year deal at 3 million a year. Ward is off to cap friendly Tampa Bay and Philadelphia for visits, but before Giants fans cringe at the thought of Ward in green it is reported that they will most likely look to draft a running back instead.

Amani Toomer has not had any meetings to this point. He is unlikely to have any meetings until guys like TJ Houshmandhowmanyjokesabout spellinghisnamecanreportersmake and Nate Washington sign. At best teams will look at Toomer as though he is a third option. Toomer says he would like to play for 2 more? years.

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Sheer Terror is the only way to describe what the Giants defense?can now do in passing situations. Imagine this scenario; 3rd and long - Osi and Kiwi at end, Tuck and Canty inside, who do you double team? Throw in a Michael Boley blitz? and quarterbacks have a real life?nightmare coming at them.

Let me ask Giant fans, would you rather have one Albert Haynsworth or the combo of Canty and Bernard?

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According to the Newark Star Legder ?the Giants have signed Michael Boley signed a 5 year 25 million dollar deal with 11 million in gauranteed money.

Boley is a great addition, and most likely will take the strong side, allowing Brian Kehl to develop at the weakside. Although some are speculating that Boley would best be suited as a playmaker at the WILL spot. Either way the Giants defense has been improved and with the possible addition of Chris Canty the defense would be vastly improved. Did I mention the Giants were a top 10 defense without these 2.

For the Naysayers (stupid naysayers)?Boley did get benched last year, but many blame defensive coordinator Mike Smith's read and react defense. Boley is an aggressive?player who is better off blitzing or in man coverage then sitting back and reacting, a perfect fit for?Sheridan and big blue. ?

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Tom Rock of Newsday?reports that the Giants and Chris Canty are setting up a visit, most likely for tomorrow. Originally Canty was set to meet with the Redskins but they went out and signed Jabba the hut to play tackle instead.? Canty, 26 years old,??is 6'7,''? and weighs in at 304 pounds.

So far the Giants?plan to bring in ?3 defensive players (Michael Boley, Antonio Smith?and ?Rocky Bernard), and Canty would make a fourth.?Signing one of the 2?defensive tackles (Smith could slide inside as well making 3)?means the Giants?wouldn't have to be overly concerned with the off-season knee surgeries that ?Barry Cofield and Fred Robbins just underwent. It also means that one of these players may replace Robbins when he becomes a free agent next year. Both Canty and Bernard are solid run stuffers, Bernard has the edge in pass rushing but Canty is younger and still developing, plus he played in a 3-4 so rushing the ?QB was not his main focus. With a 6'7'' frame he has? great upside and his potential has yet to be reached, but he also has more potential suitors then Bernard, including Bernard's former team the Seattle Seahawks. It would be sweet to have a former Cowboy come into his own in Blue. Canty is the prize for me, but Bernard would me more then adeqaute.

Michael Boley is scheduled to get in tonight. As Ralph Vacchiano reports? the Giants intend to move fast but an offer may not be made until tomorrow. SI.com's Peter King reports the Giants might offer?Boley 5 million?per year which may not be enough for Boley.

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According to ESPN ?Kellen Winslow has been traded from the Cleveland Browns to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for undisclosed draft picks.

Winslow, 25, was a first-round draft pick by the Cleveland Browns in 2004. During his rookie campaign, Winslow went down with a broken leg, just a mere two games into the season. He was expected to fully recover in time for the start of the following season, however, in May of 2005, Winslow was thrown from a street bike that he purchased while driving around a community college parking lot.

After two seasons of misfortunes, Winslow was finally able to live up to the first-round expectations, by recording 89 receptions for 875 yards with three touchdowns during the 2006 season. He then followed that up with an outstanding 82 catch season for 1,106 yards and five touchdowns. Last season, Winslow played in 10 games, but missed seven due to being hospitalized with a staph infection. He finished the season with 43 receptions for 428 yards and three touchdowns.

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Update 12pm ET? - Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News reports The Giants are also set to meet with DE Antonio Smith who played in the Superbowl with the Arizona Cardinals. Smith is expected to meet with the Eagles, Texans and again with the Cardinals.

With the attention Smith is receiving it is unlikely the Giants, with?a wealth of? defensive ends,?match other teams offers. Then again as Ernie Accorsi said "you can never have enough pass rushers."

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Update 6pm ET - ESPN?is reporting that Bart Scott is officially a Jet. The deal is officially for 6 years and 48 million dollars. Earlier in the day the Jets had a 40 million dollar offer,?the Ravens raised to 42 and then the Jets pushed all in with 48 mill, apparently folding up the Baltimore hand.

So the Jets lose the chance to replace G Brandon Moore with G Chris Chemoaetu but they certainly locked down their prized possession which was Scott. No doubt Scott is a great LB and with Harris and Pace already there the Jets certainly have a formidable unit for Rex Ryan. Still, the Redskins haven't figure out how to spend and win, it'll be interesting to see if the Jets can. No doubt this makes Gang green a much better team and quite frankly they may have the best backers in the game other then the steel curtain.

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Update 1:30 a.m. ET - While appearing on ESPN, free agent wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh, formerly of the Bengals, named the Giants, Seahawks, Eagles, and Vikings as teams he'd be interested in playing for.

Update 1:24 a.m. ET - John Clayton of ESPN reported on a special edition of SportsCenter that the top defensive free agent on the market, former Titan, Albert Haynesworth received calls from six teams with each of them all talking about $30-40 million in guarantees. Haynesworth and his agent are discussing the possibilities and as it stands right now, he will likely get $15-16 million per year.

Update - 1:00 a.m. ET - The Jets Blog is reporting that the Jets have re-signed fullback Tony Richardson to a one-year deal. Adam Schefter of NFL.com has added that the deal is worth $500,000.

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