Good morning, New York Giants' fans! In case you missed it while you were out and about on Friday night, the Giants Friday night signed former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman John Jerry, implicated in the Jonathan Martin bullying scandal, to a one-year contract. Our coverage included:
- The signing news
- Details about Jerry from the Wells Report
- A look at Jerry's potential role with the Giants
Jordan Ranaan of NJ.com offers even more details from the Wells Report.
ESPN's Dan Graziano says the signing of Jerry, and the Giants' flurry of free-agent activity in general, is a sign of recognition by the Giants that "Theirs was a roster in such an extensive state of disrepair that they had to go out and apply as many free-agent band-aids as possible. No way the draft was going to fix all of their immediate needs. No one has enough picks for that."
Walter Football, ignoring the baggage Jerry lugs along with him, loves this signing by the Giants:
This is a steal. John Jerry hasn't played as well as he's capable of the past couple of seasons because he was a poor fit for Miami's new blocking scheme. He's a talented guard, however, so there's definitely a good chance that he'll shine in his new home.
The Giants might not be done cornering the market on free-agent cornerbacks. Former Chicago Bears cornerback Zack Bowman is reportedly "close to signing a one-year deal" with the Giants.
Former Giant defensive end Adewale Ojomo has been arrested for allegedly soliciting a prostitute. Ojomo, who finished last season on the Tennessee Titans' practice squad, might have just punched his ticket out of the league.
How do teams maneuver the salary cap? The National Football Post takes a look inside the mind of a cap manager.
Are the Philadelphia Eagles trying to trade wide receiver DeSean Jackson, or aren't they? Philly.com reports that the Eagles "have intensified their efforts" to trade Jackson over the past week. Bleeding Green Nation offers a StoryStream detailing all the twists and turns of the Jackson saga.