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New York Giants quiet at trade deadline

Veteran players will be staying put

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v New York Giants Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

The New York Giants stood pat on Tuesday, not making any deals as the NFL trade deadline passed at 4 p.m. ET.

That means that wide receiver Golden Tate, guard Kevin Zeitler, tight end Evan Engram and any other player about whom there was trade speculation will remain with the team at least until the end of the 2020 season.

Coach Joe Judge said the Giants “were a lot more active in taking calls than making calls” throughout the day on Tuesday.

“We felt good about where we are,” Judge said of the roster. “We want to keep building” with the players we have.

The only trade the Giants made before the deadline was to send edge rusher Markus Golden to the Arizona Cardinals for a sixth-round pick. That move was made the day after the Giants’ Week 7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

There was some chatter prior to the deadline that Tate, who scored a touchdown in the closing seconds Monday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was frustrated with his lack of receptions this season. Tate apparently screamed “throw me the ball” into the cameras after his touchdown.

Tate’s wife, Elise, had taken to Instagram to vent, saying that her husband is “so underutilized” by the Giants and “was open the entire game” but was not thrown to by quarterback Daniel Jones.