UPDATE 10:26 p.m.]
While the New York Giants were busy throwing gobs of money at their defense on Wednesday, their chances of finding a No. 2 wide receiver to pair with Odell Beckham Jr. took a major hit. Yes, Victor Cruz will return on a restructured contract. Wide receivers Marvin Jones [Detroit Lions], Mohamed Sanu (Atlanta Falcons) and now Rishard Matthews are off the market. Matthews reportedly signed a three-year deal on Wednesday night with the Tennessee Titans.
A local player and product of Rutgers university, the Giants were impressed by Sanu's work ethic and character, as well as his talent.
However, it looks like the Giants will have to look elsewhere, as Sanu is on his way to visit the Atlanta Falcons, a visit that will apparently include a contract signing.
I'm told WR Mohammed Sanu is headed to Atlanta to officially sign his deal worth 7 million per year #Atlanta— Dianna Marie Russini (@diannaESPN) March 9, 2016
The next most logical target for a replacement for Randle is Dolphins receiver Rishard Matthews. Matthews was a productive second option until suffering a rib injury and missing the last four weeks. He has gotten better every season but has been overshadowed by LSU Alum Jarvis Landry.
If they can't find a receiver in free agency, then the draft becomes an option. This draft isn't as loaded with top-end talent as the previous two drafts were, but the strength is at the second tier and "No. 2" wide receivers.