Good morning, New York Giants' fans! Let's check the headlines around the Inter-Google this morning.
Defensive end Corey Wootton, a player some thought the Giants might target to help fill the void left when Justin Tuck signed with the Oakland Raiders, won't be a Giant. The 26-year-old, who spent his first four seasons with the Chicago Bears, signed a one-year deal Thursday with the Minnesota Vikings. Wootton, incidentally, is an East Rutherford, N.J. native.
Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan, often connected to the Giants as a possibility with the 12th overall selection of the 2014 NFL Draft, is being charged in connection with a December fight. It remains to be seen if the Giants, or other teams, will downgrade Lewan because of his alleged involvement.
Is UCLA outside linebacker, another player some would like to see as the Giants' selection at No. 12, headed for NFL stardom. The Sideline View studied tape of Barr and came away unimpressed:
How often was Barr shut down with little impact? Often. How often did Barr get off a block and make a tackle? Not often. When Barr wasn't blocked how effective was he? Very. Will this happen at the next level? Nah.
The Giants could be in the market for receiving help early in this year's draft. Bucky Brooks of NFL.com makes the case for Marqise Lee of USC, writing that "Lee will be a big-time playmaker at the next level."
The Star-Ledger looks at what the Giants might still be able to do in free agency.
Monday Morning Quarterback's Andrew Brandt breaks down the fine print of free agency, detailing how big-money contracts handed out to NFL players are hardly ever what they seem to be. He also has a little information on how the Giants won the tug-of-war with the New York Jets for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.