Good morning, New York Giants' fans. Your Friday morning notebook is highlighted by Ramses Barden saying hew is looking to move on to a new team.
Ramses Barden says 'it's probably best for me' to move on from Giants | NJ.com
"I'm really kind of excited for the offseason, because as much fun as I've had in New York -- yeah, I was comfortable there -- it's probably best for me to start looking in other places for a new system, a refreshed sense of welcoming," Barden told SiriusXM NFL Radio today. "I think everybody can benefit from newness in their lives at a certain time, and this is going to be one of those for me. ... I was always the team player, I was always working, a lot of times I was open -- and there's no ill feelings from me. I had a great experience with the Giants. Had I had more opportunities to seize, I would have seized them, and I'm confident in that."
Barden also uttered this brilliant quote.
"A dog sheds, an animal sheds, and they become bigger and grow into a new skin, a new coat. And this is just my process, this is my evolution as a receiver where I feel like I'm ready for something new."
NFL sets 2013 salary cap at $123M, up from $120.6M - NFL.com
The NFL announced to all 32 teams that the salary cap will jump from $120.6 million last year to $123 million in 2013, sources tell NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. There also is a per team minimum salary benefit of $900,000, setting total player compensation at $123.9M per team.
2013 NFL free agency -- Offseason plans for the New York Giants - ESPN
Gary Horton and Field Yates take a look at the team philosophy, offseason needs and a key free-agent move for the New York Giants.
Giants wisely work to get younger - NFC East Blog - ESPN
In recent years, the New York Giants' strategy on the offensive line has been to kind of get by. They have managed to succeed without making the line
The NFP's top-50 free agents of 2013 | National Football Post
The market opens in less than two weeks. Are you ready for the feeding frenzy?