Here is the most up-to-date information on whom the Giants have added and lost during free agency, including contract details and salary cap information. The official signing period begins Wednesday at 4 p.m., so be sure to bookmark this page and check back for frequent updates.
GIANTS SALARY CAP SPACE
(As of Friday, March 23): $3,250,606
That official number, as released by the NFL Players Association, does not include the cap savings from the release of WR/KR Dwayne Harris and the trade of DE Jason Pierre-Paul. The Giants' actual number is approximately $8.2 million.
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (19)
LB Akeem Ayers
S Nat Berhe
DT Jay Bromley
LB Jonathan Casillas
CB Ross Cockrell
RB Orleans Darkwa
OL D.J. Fluker: Agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks
OL John Greco: Signed a one-year deal with the Giants. 2018 Salary: $1.015 million
A low-risk move to add veteran depth to the line. Greco has made 70 starts in his 10-year NFL career.
LB Mark Herzlich: Re-signed a one-year, $1.105 million deal with the Giants...Salary: $790,000 (2018)...Roster Bonuses: $45,000 per game.
Valuable special teamer and good character guy who'll still have to compete for a roster spot this summer.
LB Devon Kennard: Reportedly agreed to three-year, $18.75 million deal with Lions
Former Giants 5th-rounder (2014) had four sacks last season, but never really had a big impact on the defense. Seemed like he might be a fit in the Giants' 3-4 defense, but $6.25 million per year was way too high a price.
WR Tavarres King
CB Darryl Morris
OL Justin Pugh: Agreed to a 5-year, $45 million deal with the Arizona Cardinals.
C Weston Richburg: Signed a five-year, $47.5 million deal with the San Francisco 49ers that includes $28.5 million guaranteed and a $9.3 million signing bonus...Salaries: $3 million (2018), $5.5 million (2019(, $6.5 million (2020), $7.85 million (2021), $8.65 million (2022).
The Giants had already decided to move on from Richburg and give their center job to Brett Jones (a restricted free agent). The Jets were thought to be interested in Richburg, though, but it doesn't appear they made a big push to sign him. >> CLICK HERE to read more
LB Keenan Robinson
LB Kelvin Sheppard
QB Geno Smith
RB Shane Vereen
DE Kerry Wynn: Re-signed with the Giants for one year, $1.25 million. … Salary: $825,000 (2018). … Roster bonus: $400,000. … 2018 CAP HIT: $1.25 million.
The 6-foot-5, 264 pounder is versatile and has value, especially as the Giants begin to switch to a 3-4 scheme, which will put more of a strain on their defensive ends. If nothing else, he's a good player to put in when the Giants want to give Jason Pierre-Paul and Olivier Vernon a breather. The Giants also have Romeo Okwara, Avery Moss, and Jordan Williams to compete at that spot. >> Read More
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (1)
C Brett Jones: Offered a second-round tender by the Giants. One year, $2.914 million.
EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS (4)
LB Curtis Grant: The Giants did not tender him, so he is now an unrestriced free agent.
OL Jon Halapio: The Giants tendered him. The amount is $555,000 for one year. 2018 CAP HIT: $555,000
TE Ryan O'Malley: The Giants did not tender him, so he is now an unrestriced free agent.
DT Robert Thomas: Signed his tender. The amount is $630,000 for one year. 2018 CAP HIT: $630,000
ROSTER CUTS (4)
CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
LB Deonte Skinner
P Brad Wing
K/PR Dwayne Harris
FREE AGENTS SIGNED FROM OTHER TEAMS (9)
RB Jonathan Stewart: Signed a two-year, $6.9 million contract with the GIants that includes $2.95 million guaranteed...Salaries: $1.4 million (2018), $2.35 million (2019)...Roster Bonuses: $1.55 million (2018), $500,000 (2019), plus $25,000 per game...2018 CAP HIT: $3.3 million
That seems like a surprising amount of money for a 31-year-old running back who's best days are behind him. But the Giants like his leadership ability and the fact that he played for new offensive coordinator Mike Shula in Carolina could help the new regime get control of the locker room. Stewart, for what it's worth, thinks he has a lot more left in his tank. It will help that he won't be a feature back in the offense, though it's unclear exactly what his role will be. Read more
CB Teddy Williams: Signed a one-year, $880,000 deal with the Giants that includes a $60,000 signing bonus (a minimum-salary benefit deal)...Salary: $790,000 (2018)...$15,000 roster bonus. 2018 CAP HIT: $630,000
Another former Panther joins the Giants. The 6-1, 210-pound Williams has been battered by injuries, missing all of last year with a shoulder injury and all but three games in 2016 with a knee injury. He's got a lot of speed, though, and if he's healthy he could add cornerback depth and improve their special teams.
OLB Kareem Martin: Signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the Giants that includes a $3 million signing bonus and $7.25 million guaranteed...Salaries: $2.75 million (2018), $3.25 million (2019), $4.2 million (2020)...Roster bonus: $500,000 (2018), $1 million (2019), $500,000 (2020)...2018 CAP HIT: $3.85 million.
Every new coach likes to have some familiar faces in the locker room to help get his message across. For new Giants defensive coordinator James Bettcher, that will be linebacker/defensive Kareem Martin. The two were together in Arizona, so Bettcher surely knows that the 6-foot-6, 272-pounder will be a good fit in his 3-4 defense. He'll also be able to help the current players adjust quicker to the new scheme after years of the Giants playing a 4-3.
OL Nate Solder: Signed a four-year, $62 million contract with the Giants that includes $34.8 million guaranteed and a $16 million signing bonus...Salaries: $5.9 million (2018), $12.9 million (2019), $9.9 million (2020), $9.9 million (2021)...Roster Bonuses: $3 million (2020), $4 million (2021). 2018 CAP HIT: $10 million
The Giants' strong pursuit of Solder, who'll be 30 next month, was a bit of a surprise because heading into free agency, a team source told SNY they felt the tackle market would be overpriced, and they preferred to concentrate on guards. But they missed out on their top target, guard Andrew Norwell, who agreed to a five-year, $66.5 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Tuesday. >> CLICK HERE to read more
OL Patrick Omameh: igned a three-year, $15 million contract with the Giants that includes a $4.5 million signing bonus and $5.5 million guaranteed. … Salaries: $900,000 (2018), $4.65 million (2019), $4.15 million (2020). … Option payment: $500,000 (2020)...2018 CAP HIT: $2.5 million.
Dave Gettleman isn't kidding about fixing the Giants' offensive line quickly. And now his rebuilding effort is three-fifths complete. Hours after agreeing to terms on a mega-deal with free-agent left tackle Nate Solder, the Giants got him some company by agreeing to terms with former Jaguars guard Patrick Omameh. >> Read more
CB Curtis Riley: Signed a one-year deal with the Giants. ...Salary: $630,000 (2018). ... 2018 CAP HIT: $630,000
WR Cody Latimer: Signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Giants, including a $1.5 million signing bonus. ... Salary: $975,000 (2018). ... 2018 CAP HIT: $665,000
CB B.W. Webb: Signed a one-year, $815,000 contract with the Giants (minimum salary benefit deal). ... Salary: $790,000 (2018). ... Workout bonus: $25,000. ... 2018 CAP HIT: $655,000
DE Josh Mauro: Signed a one-year, $880,000 contract with the Giants (minimum salary benefit). … Salary: $790,000 (2018). … 2018 CAP HIT: $720,000
RESTRUCTURED CONTRACTS (2)
LB Alec Ogletree: The Giants inherited the four-year, $42 million contract extension that Ogletree signed with the Rams in October. It included a $7 million roster bonus due in March, and he carried a salary cap number of $10 million for 2018. The Giants converted that roster bonus into a "signing bonus," which allowed them to spread out the cap hit over the four years of the deal instead of having it all count in 2018. That reduced his 2018 cap hit by $5.25 million. NEW 2018 CAP HIT: $4.75 million
OL John Jerry: The Giants have re-worked Jerry's contract so that he is only signed through 2018 instead of 2019, and his base salary has been cut from $3.05 million to $1.075 million for next season. NEW 2018 CAP HIT: $3.6 million
LB Alec Ogletree: The Giants acquired him from the L.A. Rams along with the Rams' seventh-round pick in 2019 for the Giants' fourth and sixth-round pick in the 2018 draft.