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New York Giants news, 4/15: James Bradberry, Zack Baun, offseason pay, more

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NFC East roster reset: What’s next for high-profile division? -

James Bradberry a “sleeper?”

Bradberry inked a three-year, $45 million deal with the Giants. With that kind of money involved, how on earth can Bradberry be considered a “sleeper addition”? Well, that is less costly than the contracts signed by the two CBs listed just above. But that’s not my true rationale for Bradberry’s placement here — it’s more about how his signing felt completely lost in the free agency frenzy. On the surface, this is surprising, considering Bradberry joined a banner NFL franchise located in the media capital of the world. But first of all, the G-Men are in the midst of a rebuild, so it’s hard for a single acquisition to really move the needle. And then there’s the player himself: Bradberry’s far from a household name. Drafted in the second round out of Samford back in 2016, he’s never made a Pro Bowl while toiling away in relative obscurity on a Panthers team that posted just one winning season during his tenure. The enticing part: Bradberry, still just 26, is fully battle-tested — and not just because of the four years’ starting experience. Bradberry often travels with the opponents’ No. 1.

Sources: Draft prospect Zack Baun tests positive for diluted sample

How will this impact the draft stock of a player the Giants could be targeting?

Lingering Questions About the 2020 NFL Draft's Most Polarizing Prospects | Bleacher Report

There are a few players the Giants might target on this list.

Momentum builds for a February-to-May college football season in 2021 - ProFootballTalk

This would, of course, wreak havoc with the NFL Draft and the entire 2021 offseason.

2020 NFL Draft Superlatives: Offensive Line | College Football and NFL Draft | PFF

This is a different look at the top offensive tackles in the draft class.

Offseason Pay Could Be the Next Issue for NFL - Sports Illustrated

Of course this was eventually going to come up. Andrew Brandt says there is $56 million on the line for players this offseason.

The Giants taking 'by committee' approach to their pass rush

The Patriot Way is seeping into Dave Gettleman’s thinking.

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