They’re hitting TPC fast and furious these days with LB Dan Connor signing today and a agreement reached with WR Louis Murphy.
Another Raider is scheduled to visit the Giants today – TE Brandon Myers. From Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News:
Myers, a free agent tight end who had a huge breakthrough season with the Oakland Raiders last year, is scheduled to be in New Jersey some time on Saturday for a free-agent visit with the Giants, the Daily News has learned. According to a team source, the Giants have long been very interested in the 27-year-old as a potential replacement for Bennett and they would be interested in signing him if the price is right.
The 6-3, 256-pound Myers was tremendous for the Raiders last season. He caught 79 passes for 806 yards and four touchdowns, far exceeding his totals in his three previous years.
This doesn’t appear to be feasible at the moment. The Giants are allegedly banging up against the salary cap and even though the TE market has declined the past few days, Myers still could be too rich at the moment. BUT….It has been rumored the Giants have made some cuts and restructured a few contracts the past few days to free up some space, but nothing has been officially announced….
Myers was the Raiders 6th round selection out of Iowa in the 2009 NFL Draft. Our man Jimmy Kempski feels Myers could be a good fit for the Giants:
My instant reaction is to absolutely love this fit for the Giants.
On PhiladelphiaEagles.com a few weeks ago, Greg Cosell and Adam Caplan broke down film of all the TEs available in free agency. Here’s what Cosell said about Myers:
“You have to understand what he is. Myers is basically a short to intermediate, between-the-numbers kind of receiver. That’s what his game is. He doesn’t run real well… He’s not going to run down the seam like Jared Cook. Myers is not that guy. You can’t count on him as a vertical threat in your offense. He must be with receivers that can provide that, so he can work inside in the shorter areas.”