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3 Low-Cost Playmakers the Giants Can Still Sign in Free Agency

Larry Rupp
Three low-cost playmakers the New York Giants can still sign in free agency.
Three low-cost playmakers the New York Giants can still sign in free agency. / Kevin R. Wexler-NorthJersey.com / USA
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The New York Giants opted to add depth players like Matt Breida and Tyrod Taylor to the roster in the first wave of free agency instead of going all-in on a top option. It's a strategy many rebuilding teams employ in order to preserve cap space and make sure spots can be opened up for draft selections.

The Giants still have time to sign a couple of key playmakers, though. They simply have to be smart about given they only have about $12 million in available cap space. With that being said, here are three low-cost options that Giants can still bring in through free agency.

New York Giants Free Agency

1. Eric Fisher, OL

It's no secret that the Giants have failed to adequately protect quarterback Daniel Jones in the pocket over the last few years. In fact, the 24-year-old signal-caller has yet to play a full season in the NFL. Adding an established talent to the offensive line should be a top priority and Eric Fisher sticks out as an affordable option. The 31-year-old has allowed 10 sacks across almost 2,000 snaps played over the last two seasons and would provide a veteran presence alongside Andrew Thomas on the left side. Fisher's run-blocking abilities could also help a Giants' offense that averaged only 99.3 rushing yards per game in 2021 (T-No. 23 in NFL).

2. Ronald Jones, RB

The Giants added veteran Matt Breida to act as Saquon Barkley's backup next season, yet it wouldn't be a bad idea to build even more backfield depth. Breida hasn't rushed for more than 254 yards in a season since 2019 and Barkley is coming off a nasty ankle injury. Ronald Jones has an expected market value of $2.7 million, according to Spotrac, and knows what it takes to take over a workhorse role if need be. The former Tampa Bay Buccaneer averages 4.5 yards per carry in his career and has scored at least 4 touchdowns in each of the last three seasons. He'd be a dangerous player to have waiting in the wings.

3. Robert Tonyan, TE

Yes, the Giants did sign Ricky Seals-Jones to take on the starting tight end role following the departure of Evan Engram. However, Seals-Jones has never tallied more than 343 yards in a season. It's yet to be seen whether or not he can be a No. 1 TE. That is why adding Robert Tonyan to the mix could be a smart idea. Over the last two seasons, Tonyan has racked up 790 receiving yards to go along with 13 touchdowns. His ability to run crisp routes and throw clean blocks makes him a versatile weapon in the passing attack. He could be the spark the Giants are missing.

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