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Alshon Jeffery a fit for Giants?
The Giants have taken a hit to their depth at wide receiver with Victor Cruz on the shelf for the time being, and they have not been able to replicate his production in the slot with Dwayne Harris, Myles White and more. However, if they add a dependable pass-catcher such as Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery by the November 3 trade deadline, it could aid Big Blue greatly in a playoff push.
He's not a speedy big-play guy, but he's a dependable pass-catcher who can move the chains. The Giants could use him to add depth, especially as they're still waiting on Victor Cruz to get healthy. Of course, the signability factor limits Jeffery's trade value to the point that Chicago might not get more than a fifth- or sixth-round pick back.
For Jason Pierre-Paul, it's not about trying to re-establish a physical dominance, he must improve as a student of the game as well.
The Giants don't have the best recent history when traveling to New Orleans, mainly because of the prodigious passing attack led by Drew Brees.
Robert Ayers says Jason Pierre-Paul's return to the Giants is "like a breath of fresh air."
Pierre-Paul, who signed a one-year contract with the Giants, can earn up to $8.7 million this season.
#Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul can earn up to $8.7M on his 1-year deal, source said. Prorated tag number. Low guarantee, reachable incentives— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 28, 2015
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