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Good morning, New York Giants fans! Wednesday was a good day for the Giants, highlighted by the signing of left tackle Nate Solder. Fifty-seven percent of fans who voted in our poll graded the team’s signings on Wednesday as a ‘B,’ and 19 percent gave them an ‘A.’

What will happen on Thursday, or the rest of the offseason? Who knows? Let’s take a quick check of the headlines as we wait to find out.

Tyrann Mathieu wants “winning culture”

Defensive back Tyrann Mathieu was set free by the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday, and all eyes immediately turned to the Giants. The Giants have a need in the secondary, and former Arizona defensive coordinator James Bettcher is now running that unit for the Giants.

Can the Giants, who don’t have a lot of salary cap space remaining, strike a deal with Mathieu? Well, if what he told Albert Breer of SI.com is indeed how he feels, the Giants might have a chance.

“It’s not all about money for me,” he says. “I want to go somewhere where I can be completely immersed in football, and it’s not too much about anything but winning. I want to be a part of winning culture, where you feel that all the time. That’s all I want.”

The Giants certainly did not feature a winning culture in 2017. GM Dave Gettleman has, however, repeatedly emphasized the importance of culture. Signings like those of Solder and Jonathan Stewart, and removing a player like Bobby Hart, have at least partially been aimed at re-establishing that winning culture.

Could that be enough to entice Mathieu?

More headlines

Offensive coordinator Mike Shula was reportedly one of five Giants’ staffers at the Oklahoma Pro Day on Wednesday. Quarterback Baker Mayfield was the star attraction.

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Chris Canty: 3/14/18 - ESPN New York
Chris Canty on the Giants acquisition of Nate Solder. Plus, why he agrees with Don when it comes to not wanting to select Saquon Barkley with the number 2 pick.

The NFL's top 25 remaining unrestricted free agents - live updates | NFL Analysis | Pro Football Focus
PFF's running list of the top 25 remaining unrestricted free agents available to sign.

New Giant Solder hopes his biggest victory comes off the field - NY Daily News
It will be very easy for Giants Nation to embrace Nate Solder.

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