The Giants would like to try and re-sign free agent wide receiver Ramses Barden, but first will allow the former third-round pick to test the open market.
In an interview with the New York Post, Barden’s agent, Jeff Sperbeck, explained it will likely be a “wait and see” sort of approach for these two parties.
“We have spoken and they do have interest in re-signing him,’’ Jeff Sperbeck, Barden’s agent, told The Post. “We agreed that he’ll test the market and see how it unfolds.’’
Barden, who started one game in four years as a member of the Giants, never amounted to the team’s expectations. A 6-foot-6 target, the team drafted him with the vision of him developing into a big, Calvin Johnson-like target.
Though his chances were few and far between, in his first career starter — last season against the Panthers — Barden hauled in nine passes for 138 yards in a 36-7 Giants victory.
It appears as if the Giants would like to re-sign him — at their price. Perhaps one team in desperate need of wide receiver depth would take a chance on him based on his immaculate size and that standout effort against Carolina. Then again, the body of evidence beyond that game is not there.
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