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New York Giants' news, 4/7: Giants better? Another viewpoint

New York Giants' headlines for Monday, 4/7.

Geoff Schwartz
Geoff Schwartz
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Good morning, New York Giants' fans! Here are your Monday morning headlines.

On Sunday, I weighed in on the question of whether the Giants were better after their free-agent spending spree or just different. Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News offered his thoughts on a similar topic:

Maybe $115 million just doesn’t go as far as it used to. Or maybe it eventually will. That’s certainly what the Giants are hoping, that all that money they spent this offseason will make them a vastly improved team.

It has to be somewhat concerning, though, that all that spending — spread out among 24 players —  hasn’t come close to answering all the questions or plugging all the Giant holes. Money bought them key upgrades at running back, linebacker, cornerback and the offensive line. But their big plans to rebuild on the fly still rest on some important unknowns.

The Chicago Bears Sunday signed free-agent center Brian de la Puente. It remains somewhat surprising that the Giants, who signed only J.D. Walton at center, did not pursue de la Puente more seriously. The former New Orleans Saints center was Pro Football Focus's fifth-highest graded center over the past three seasons, with a combined score of +34.6.

The 2014 Big Blue View Community Mock Draft rolled along over the weekend. Catch up on the picks in our StoryStream.