We have been going player-by-player through the New York Giants list of unrestricted free agents to see who you think the team should try to retain for the 2015 season. We have touched on the major names. Let's lump the Giants remaining UFAs together and see who you think should be part of the team in 2015.
OL Adam Snyder -- Signed early in the season to provide veteran depth along the line. Snyder played only 104 snaps and started only one game (Week 12 vs. the Dallas Cowboys). He injured a knee in that game and finished the season on IR. Snyder, 33 later this month, is a veteran who has played all five positions along the offensive line. Valentine's View -- Keep. Honestly, it's hard to know if Snyder has anything left in the tank. We just didn't see enough of him as he was active for only four games. Considering the Giants' need for veteran depth on the offensive line, however, it can't hurt to bring him back on a non-guaranteed veteran minimum deal and let him compete for a spot.
RB Chris Ogbonnaya -- Signed by the Giants as depth after Michael Cox suffered a fractured leg. Was active for two games, but never appeared on offense. Ogbonnaya is a five-year veteran who has been with five teams. The most intriguing thing about Ogbonnaya is that he caught 48 passes for the Cleveland Browns in 2013. Valentine's View -- Cut. The Giants have Cox returning and apparently really like what they saw from Orleans Darkwa. No room at the inn for Ogbonnaya.
WR Kevin Ogletree --The six-year veteran hooked on with the Giants after Victor Cruz went down with a season-ending injury. He caught five passes in seven games. Valentine's View -- Cut. Especially if the Giants decide to bring Jerrel Jernigan back. The Giants also have Corey Washington, Marcus Harris and reserve/futures contract signees Juron Criner, Chris Harper and Julian Talley coming to training camp.
CB Chykie Brown -- Was cut by the Baltimore Ravens after seven games and signed by the injury-ravaged Giants. Brown, 28, did OK for a while but the more he played the more you saw why the Ravens didn't want him. Valentine's View -- Cut. The Giants should have a plethora of better options.
Restricted Free Agents
The Giants have two players who fall into this category. Both are worth talking about.
CB Mike Harris -- After two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars Harris found himself stuck on the Detroit Lions practice squad until the Giants rescued him. He sat around for a few weeks with the Giants before getting a chance when the Giants finally tired of watching Jayron Hosley run around helplessly, and played well. He started five games as the Giants slot cornerback and had 21 tackles, an interception, a sack and two passes defensed. His overall Pro Football Focus grade was +0.3 and he had a passer rating against of just 74.6 Valentine's View -- Keep. You can never have enough quality corners, as the Giants found out the hard way. The 26-year-old Harris could provide valuable depth.
C Dallas Reynolds -- Reynolds is the only guy on the list who wasn't added during the season. He has been with the Giants for two seasons now as a backup center and guard. Valentine's View -- Keep. Reynolds is a pretty terrible guard, but an OK in a pinch center. Similar to Snyder, no harm giving him a veteran minimum deal and letting him compete for a backup spot. You just wonder if that backups pot will be behind J.D. Walton or Weston Richburg.