Good morning, New York Giants fans! We know that the big news today will be whether or not the Giants use the franchise tag to prevent Jason Pierre-Paul from reaching free agency. While we wait for that news, here are some other headlines you should be aware of.
Jon Beason's Future, More Roster Notes
What will the Giants do with linebacker Jon Beason? Jordan Ranaan of NJ.com opines that "Something likely needs to be done. The Giants need him, but maybe not at his current price tag."
Are the Giants interested in free-agent running back Reggie Bush? We discussed this a few days ago. As of this weekend, Dan Graziano of ESPN reports that the Giants "were not among the teams showing interest in Bush."
Ranaan speculates here about recently cut free agents who might be able to help the Giants.
We asked a while back if Atlanta Falcons' linebacker Sean Weatherspoon was a fit for the Giants. It sounds, however, like new Atlanta coach Dan Quinn doesn't want to let Weatherspoon hit the market.
NFL Draft Notebook
SI.com lists five players who could exceed their college production in the NFL. Si's list includes Miami defensive end Anthony Chickillo, Iowa defensive tackle Carl Davis, Georgia wide receiver Chris Conley, LSU defensive end Danielle Hunter and Georgia Tech wide receiver Darren Waller. Could any of those players wind up with the Giants?
NFL Draft Diamonds believes teams should be "very scared of Kevin White as a top 10 pick."
Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes as NFL teams prepare for the draft? Greg Gabriel, who spent three decades in the NFL (some of that time with the Giants), lays out the process as teams evaluate players.
Perry Fewell Speaks
Maybe you care, maybe you don't. The former Giants defensive coordinator spoke to Redskins.com recently, though, and offered some insight into his coaching style:
"[I'm] high energy, more of a communicator," Fewell told host Larry Michael on "Redskins Nation." "I love to teach the technical aspects of the game, and I have more than one way to work with a player. I can get after them a little bit, but also love those players and praise them for the work they do on the field."