[UPDATE 4:08 PM EDT]
The Ravens reached a four-year deal with Jacoby Jones.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) March 12, 2014
Valentine's View: This one is a bummer for the Giants. Jones would have vastly upgraded their return game, and provided depth at wide receiver.
[UPDATE 2:33 PM EDT ]
The #Giants deal with LB O’Brien Schofield is now on hold, according to sources. They had questions about his physical (knee).— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2014
[UPDATE 2:25 PM EDT]
[UPDATE 1:27 PM EDT]
Giants and free-agent LB Jon Beason are involved in "heated discussions", per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2014
Valentine's View: Stay tuned. Perhaps this means a return to the Giants is in the cards for Beason. [Update: Beason returns to Giants]
[UPDATE 12:18 PM EDT]
Not only is Giants DE Justin Tuck visiting the Oakland Raiders today but so is Giants CB Terrell Thomas.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2014
Valentine's View: Tuck, Thomas and Andre Brown? Sounds basically like a massive Raiders-Giants trade.
[UPDATE 10:35 AM EDT]
Valentine's View: Who didn't see that coming?
[UPDATE 10:30 AM EDT]
UFA G Shelley Smith is visiting the Giants today, source confirmed.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 12, 2014
Valentine's View: Smith is a 26-year-old three-year veteran who played in 24 games for the St. Louis Rams over the past two seasons, starting eight. He had a -5.5 grade from Pro Football Focus in 2013. Sounds like a depth move, maybe to replace james Brewer.
The New York Giants today officially announced that placekicker Josh Brown and safety Stevie Brown have re-signed with the team.
Josh Brown made 23-of-26 field goals last season. Stevie Brown missed the 2013 season with a torn ACL. He tied for second in the NFL with eight interceptions in 2012.
The Giants also cut linebacker Marcus Dowtin.
Use this as your open thread for now to discuss all the Giants-related twists and turns.
Giants' Free Agency Scorecard
-- Reportedly leaning toward a return to the Giants.
-- Signed with the Minnesota Vikings. [Full story]
-- Almost certainly out the door. The questions are to whom and for how much.
-- Re-signed to two-year, $3.1 million deal.
-- Re-signed with the Giants. Deal reportedly one-year, $4 million.
-- Re-signed with the Giants.
-- Reportedly will return to the Giants.
-- Re-signed to two-year, $1.8 million deal.
-- Signed with the Chicago Bears. [Full story]
-- Not tendered.
-- Not tendered
-- Not tendered
-- Received $1.431 million RFA tender -- Re-signed to one-year deal
-- Received ERFA tender
OG Geoff Schwartz -- Signed four-year, $16.8 million deal ($.6.2M guaranteed)
RB Rashad Jennings -- Signed four-year, $14 million deal ($3M guaranteed)
LB O'Brien Schofield -- Signed two-year, $8 million deal. Deal now jeopardized by issues with physical.