Yesterday, they re-signed two of their own UFAs (FB Henry Hynoski, LB Mark Herzlich) and now have 77 players under contract. Their estimated Top 51 cap space is $9.142 million.
So, you may ask, are they done adding players until the draft? The answer is no, but don't expect any signings worthy of breaking news.
Going into free agency, GM Jerry Reese had several paths that he could have taken. He could have let DE Jason Pierre-Paul test the waters and go shopping. Or, he could slap the franchise tag on JPP and go dumpster-diving.
I shouldn't consider the signings of RB Shane Vereen and KR/PR Dwayne Harris as garbage because they are strategically sound moves. So was the tagging of JPP.
Thus far, Reese has chosen to pad the back end of his roster. He has been criticized in years past for not having enough depth. This March, he's decided to address that by bringing in role players, special teamers and second-stringers. Not sexy, but necessary.
But some major needs are still glaring. One item on the shopping list, the re-signing of safety Antrel Rolle, a team captain, will not be filled. Rolle was signed by the Bears on Wednesday.
I suspect the Giants will seek out a safety in free agency the next few days. Rahim Moore is still available and it is expected that Stevie Brown will be re-signed.
Another hole, defensive tackle, has still not been attended to. I see them using a high draft pick on a DT. This draft has quite a few talented DTs and with the 9th overall pick, the Giants could get a good one.
So don't get frustrated watching the free agent ticker. While the Eagles, Jaguars and Jets wheel and deal, the Giants are concentrating on getting healthy and fortifying the roster.
They won six games in 2014 with half a roster after placing nearly two dozen players on season-ending IR. They should have won seven (vs JAX) and probably another game (or two). That would have made them 8-8.
The Giants just need another solid draft and stay relatively healthy in 2015 to be competitive again.