NFL free agency 2023 is here! The negotiating window, sometimes called the “legal tampering period” opens on Monday, March 13. Players cannot officially sign until Wednesday, March 15. How will it change the New York Giants?
The Giants have already made a number of offseason moves — most notably signing quarterback Daniel Jones and franchise tagging running back Saquon Barkley. To follow what happens during the actual free agency period, let’s track all the rumors and news in one place — right here.
See the Giants free agency StoryStream for all of our free agency coverage. Use the Twitter stream below for up-to-the-minute updates.
Friday, March 31
Contract details for Giants OLB Jihad Ward, per source: 1 year, $1.5M with $500K guaranteed ($300K signing bonus, $200K of $1.165M salary). His cap hit is $1.5M.— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) March 31, 2023
This represents a slight raise for Ward, who signed a VSB deal a year ago worth $1.2M with $338K guaranteed.
Monday, March 27
John Mara says Giants haven’t closed the door on Odell Beckham Jr. Says he’s in favor of signing him back if Joe Schoen and Brian Daboll can make it work— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) March 27, 2023
Sunday, March 26
Contract details on a few recent Giants signings as I board my flight to Phoenix for the owners meetings:— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) March 26, 2023
• WR Jamison Crowder: 1 year, $1.3M with $27,500 guaranteed (signing bonus). He can earn up to $100K in per game roster bonuses. It’s a VSB deal, so $1M cap hit.
• CB Amani Oruwariye: 1 year, $1.2M with $52,500 guaranteed (signing bonus). He’ll earn a $75K bonus if he’s on the roster for any game this season. Another VSB, so his cap hit will be $1.1M.— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) March 26, 2023
Forget impacting draft plans, these contracts show both players are on the bubble.
THURSDAY, MARCH 23
The Giants are signing TE Tommy Sweeney, per source. He comes from the Bills. Was a seventh-round pick in 2019. He has 18 career catches for 165 yards and a TD.— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) March 23, 2023
FA CB Amani Oruwariye is signing a one-year deal with the #Giants, sources tell @theScore.— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) March 23, 2023
Oruwariye had 6 INTs in 2021 as well as 11 PBUs and 2 TFLs. Former #Lions’ corner finds a new home in New York.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22
Free agent visits today:— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 22, 2023
* The Bears hosted LB Dylan Cole
* The Giants hosted LB Justin Hollins
* The Seahawks hosted DL Mario Edwards
Jaguars agree to terms with Michael Dogbe, Henry Mondeaux. https://t.co/l380KUj2h4— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 22, 2023
The Giants have center J.C. Hassenauer in for a visit on Wednesday, per source. Spent the past four years with the Steelers. Appeared in 45 games with seven starts.— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) March 22, 2023
Giants looking to add depth at center after allowing Jon Feliciano and Nick Gates to walk.#giants #steelers #NFL
TUESDAY, MARCH 21
MONDAY, MARCH 20
- Giants lose center Jon Feliciano to San Francisco 49ers
- Former Duke CB Leonard Johnson signs with Giants, per report
SATURDAY, MARCH 18
#Rams DL A'Shawn Robinson, one of the top free agents available, is scheduled to visit the #Giants on Monday, source said. The veteran could beef up a NYG DL that already includes Leonard Williams and Dexter Lawrence, among others.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 18, 2023
THURSDAY, MARCH 16
The #Giants have agreed to terms to re-sign WR Darius Slayton, sources tell me and @RapSheet. The 2019 fifth-round pick returns to East Rutherford after a bounce-back season (46 catches for 724 yards).— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 16, 2023
The Darius Slayton vs. Darius Slay matchup stays in the NFC East after all. pic.twitter.com/TFzRVRkvHA
Darius Slayton is returning to the Giants. Here is our full story.
Giants’ free-agent safety Julian Love and Steelers’ free-agent LB Devin Bush are visiting the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2023
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15
'Buzz' Giants are interested in Chark, Hardman https://t.co/nYMfgZYMHA— NBC Sports EDGE Football (@NBCSEdgeFB) March 15, 2023
D.J. Chark and Mecole Hardman are names that keep popping up when you hear talk of which free agent wide receivers the Giants might be interested in.
Maybe this Jordan Poyer news will lead to movement on the Julian Love front.
A first-round pick is way too much for Jerry Jeudy.
TUESDAY, MARCH 14
#Giants interest in tight end market remains strong, I'm hearing. Could even be a trade option.— Ryan Dunleavy (@rydunleavy) March 14, 2023
MONDAY, MARCH 13
And here is the Giants’ big splash of the day ...
Here is our story on the signing of linebacker Bobby Okereke.
Here is our full story on the Matt Breida signing.
The #Giants agreed to terms with veteran DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches, per sources.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 13, 2023
- Giants re-sign ERFA guard Wyatt Davis. [Full story]
Good story here: Former #Giants OL Nick Gates, who broke his left fibula and tibia in a game against Washington in 2021 and battled his way back from seven surgeries, is headed to … Washington.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 13, 2023
Gates has agreed to terms on a three-year deal with the #Commanders, source says. pic.twitter.com/TPHfUcu62i
The Giants seemed likely to only bring back one of Nick Gates or Jon Feliciano. Well, Gates is gone. [Full story]
The #Giants are re-signing long snapper Casey Kreiter, per sources. It's a one-year deal. Kreiter has been as reliable as they come since joining the Giants in 2020.— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) March 13, 2023
Long-snapper Casey Kreiter is the latest player to be brought back by the Giants.
Another big extension for the #Giants: They’ve agreed to terms with punter Jamie Gillan on a two-year, $4 million deal that’s worth up to $5M with incentives, per source. The Scottish Hammer stays in the Big Apple. pic.twitter.com/iUypfsje3O— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 13, 2023
— Full story on Gillan returning to the Giants.
Giants free agents
WR Sterling Shepard [Re-signing with Giants]
RB Saquon Barkley [Franchise tagged]
QB Daniel Jones [Re-signed]
OL Nick Gates [Signing with Washington Commanders]
C Jon Feliciano [Signed with San Francisco 49ers]
DL Justin Ellis
DL Nick Williams
RB Matt Breida [Re-signed]
LS Casey Kreiter [Re-signed]
DE Jihad Ward [Re-signed]
P Jamie Gillan [Re-signed]
WR Richie James [Signed with Kansas City Chiefs]
CB Fabian Moreau
WR Marcus Johnson
Edge Oshane Ximines
S Julian Love[Signed with Seattle Seahawks]
WR Darius Slayton [Re-signed]
TE Nick Vannett
DL Henry Mondeaux [Signed with Jacksonville Jaguars]