The 2017 NFL trade deadline passed quietly for the 1-6 New York Giants. There were no moves to add players, or to shed veteran players to dump salary and gain draft picks. The only thing the Giants did Tuesday was to re-sign veteran defensive end Devin Taylor while placing Cap Capi on IR.
In other words, despite all the speculation here and elsewhere, and some of the flashy moves made by other NFL teams, the Giants did exactly what you had to figure they would do — nothing.
Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is still a Giant, at least for the next nine games. So, took are Jonathan Casillas and Shane Vereen. There was no blockbuster, franchise-changing Eli Manning deal.
The Giants didn’t trade away draft picks for an offensive lineman, or for wide receiver Jarvis Landry.
Coach Ben McAdoo said earlier this week that “our players are our players.” The Giants will now go back to work with their 1-6 roster, trying to get better for the final nine games and in no better position for the 2018 NFL Draft than they were before the deadline.