Thursday Morning Update: Slow and Steady Thus Far From Giants
John Fennelly , Executive Editor
The Giants may read the papers, watch cable TV and perhaps peruse the blogs, but they continue to dance to their own beat. They are oblivious to what you and I think. What goes on between the walls of TPC is about as secretive as you can get. I call it the Area 51 of the NFL.
It’s common knowledge the Giants do not have a wad of cap cash burning a hole in their pocket, and it’s glaring to NFL laymen such as myself they can do more cutting if they need to do so.. But they have not done a whole a lot thus far in free agency, and for hardcore followers and media types, they have been downright boring.
That’s just the way they like it. Yesterday, they signed veteran K Josh Brown and entertained a little known Viking LB by the name of Jasper Brinkley. Last night, they were preparing for a visit from a backup safety by the name of Ryan Mundy, nee of Pittsburgh.
Brown has not been handed the job, contrary to belief. Lawrence Tynes’ tenure as Giants’ placekicker appears to be over, but GM Jerry Reese said something about Brown facing competition in camp. The Giants have two other kickers in house already in David Buehler and Josh Rogers. In short, Brown still has to win the job.
Brinkley took off for Arizona after his summit with the Giants. There was no inkling of whether an offer was extended or rejected. Brinkley was rated one of the worst LBs in the league by the esteemed website Pro Football Focus, so perhaps the Giants picked up on that yesterday and passed.
Speaking of low-rated LBs, the Giants are said to be interested in the NFL’s lowest-rated ILB: Bengals’ FA Rey Maualuga.
Not sure where Schefty got this from, but I doubt the Giants would want this guy. Mark Herzlich is better and they also have Jake Muasau, who they want to take a serious look at this summer.