The Lions' Reggie Bush, Green Bay's AJ Hawk and WR/KR Jacoby Jones of the Ravens are now all free agents who are free to sign with any team. So... are the Giants interested?
I say yes to Jones, maybe to Bush and no to Hawk. All three players are either over 30 or will be by the time the season starts. The Giants are focused on bringing in younger players with more upside going forward. But...
Jones was on the Giants' shopping list last season. He was on his way to a dinner with the Giants last March when the Ravens called him back to Baltimore to re-sign him. He is a quality return man, a legit home run hitter in the KO return game.
Over the past three seasons, the former Pro Bowler and Super Bowl standout has amassed 3,037 KO return yards and four TDs. He also could upgrade the special teams returning punts. Outside of David Wilson's outstanding 2012 season, the Giants' return game has been non-existent the past few seasons.
Bush is a dynamic back that could compliment Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams in the Giants' backfield. That is, if he is healthy, which is rare these days for him. Bush had a down year with Detroit in 2014 due to injuries. The Giants will take a look, but if he's considered a declining player, Jerry Reese will pass.
Hawk is coming off ankle surgery and perhaps his worst season as a pro. Hawk's best days are behind him. The Packers knew that and I'm betting the rest of the league does, too. The Giants are playing wait-and-see with Jon Beason and have their feelers out for depth at MLB, but Hawk is not the way to go.