We have already talked a lot this offseason about the possibility of the free-agent running back Ben Tate joining the New York Giants, including just a couple of days ago. We have to discuss Tate again, however, as SB Nation has chosen Tate for the Giants in a look at the perfect free-agent fit for each team.
Of Tate to the Giants, SB Nation's Jeff Gray writes:
You can take your pick among Giants long list of needs -- offensive line, secondary, defensive end, wide receiver -- but running back isn't a bad place to start. A serious neck injury has jeopardized the career of former first-round pick, and there isn't much behind him. Tate has been trapped behind Arian Foster on Houston's depth chart for years, and is ready to prove he can be a feature back.
Andre Brown boosters won't like that statement much, but it is pretty hard to argue with.
and are set to be free agents, and the Steelers, sitting nearly $13 million over the estimated 2014 salary cap, can't afford to bring them both back. Sanders is as good as gone, which means Pittsburgh needs to bring in a cheap complement to Antonio Brown. Enter Nicks, who had a disappointing, touchdown-less season with the Giants, but does have a proven track record of success prior to his disappointing 2013.
Defensive tackle Henry Melton was the choice for the Dallas Cowboys. Since Melton missed 2013 with a torn ACL you can make the argument that a healthy Joseph who is just entering his prime would be a better choice for Dallas.
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