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Good morning, New York Giants fans! And it is a good morning, despite the snow in the Northeast and the decision by Andrew Norwell to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars instead of the Giants.

Call it karma. Tom Coughlin gets the player Dave Gettleman and the Giants wanted to be the cornerstone of their offensive line rebuild. Remember, there is no personal income tax in Florida, and you have to think pocketing more of the money instead of coughing it up to Uncle Sam had to be a factor.

“Kudos” to Chris for getting to the Norwell story quickly. Here are some other headlines for you this morning.

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Simms Spotlight: Lamar Jackson Is No.1 QB in 2018 Draft | Bleacher Report
Lamar Jackson put up monster numbers during his college career at Louisville. How does he rank as a pro prospect ahead of the 2018 NFL draft? Watch above to see why Bleacher Report ...

Grading the NFL Trades | Over the Cap

Rams trade Alec Ogletree and 7th round pick to the Giants for 4th and 6th round pick

Ogletree just missed my cutoff for worst contracts signed in 2017. He isn’t an elite player yet he is paid elite money at a position that is generally reasonable from a salary perspective. The Giants will pick up a $10 million salary for this season and gave away more than the Dolphins did to acquire Quinn. Rams shed $5.2 million in cap space for the year with the cut.

Rams Grade: B+; Giants Grade: D

Ranking all 32 offensive lines from the 2017 NFL season | NFL Analysis | Pro Football Focus


Total pressures surrendered: 180
Best player: John Jerry
Combinations used: 17

Probably one of the most heavily criticized units in the entire NFL, the Giants’ offensive line failed to prove critics wrong. Nevertheless, left tackle Ereck Flowers showed a small improvement and put together the best season of his career. Although, admittedly, the bar was not set high and this performance earned Flowers just the 54th-highest grade among offensive tackles. Injuries also hurt the unit as there were nine different New York offensive linemen who played at least 250 snaps this past season. In addition, their offensive line allowed 27 sacks in 2017, which was the fourth-most in the NFL.

5 worst free agent signings in New York Giants history
With NFL free agency set to begin this week, we take a look back at the five worst signings of all-time for the New York Giants

Giants must consider trading Odell Beckham after latest incident - NY Daily News
The case for trading Odell Beckham Jr. is based in John Mara's and Dave Gettleman's shared ideal of what the Giants should stand for.

Projecting deals for Justin Pugh, Orleans Darkwa and other Giants free agents - New York Giants Blog- ESPN
With the free-agent market set to start, we spoke with a number of experts and asked them project the deals the Giants' free agents will receive.

Does Giants’ look at veteran RB hint at Saquon Barkley interest? | New York Post
Interest in players in free agency can sometimes, but not always, hint at a direction a team wants to follow in the draft. As such, the Giants bringing running...