NY Giants free agency tracker: Keeping up with all the buzz, rumors, moves and deals
The Giants are going to be active in free agency. Just how active and at what price points remains to be seen.
“We’re not shopping for minimum players anymore,” Giants general manager Joe Schoen said. “Even players like that that can be really good depth players will make us that much better. So, just having the flexibility now to be creative, go get players at maybe a little bit higher value, but also being able to sign, whether it’s tier three players, two, one, however you do it. We can map it out, and there’s players that we can go procure now that maybe we weren’t in the past.”
As the NFL’s negotiating period opens Monday at 12 p.m. and continues through the start of the league year and free agency Wednesday at 4 p.m., there will be rumors, speculation and deals reached in that window. The Giants can go in a number of different directions in the effort to build a competitive and winning roster from top to bottom.
We’ll keep track of all the happenings pertinent to the Giants, so check back often:
Details on Sterling Shepard’s new deal to stay with Big Blue
Sterling Shepard will be back with the Giants for an 8th season, maintaining his status as the longest tenured player with the organization heading into the 2023 campaign. This allows Shepard to continue his rehab from ACL surgery here rather than elsewhere. Plus, he didn’t want to go anywhere and it’d be hard to find someone at 1925 Giants Drive who didn’t want him back.
This was always the anticipated outcome as Shepard showed how invested he is in this team last year post-injury, and Schoen made a point of saying Giants can’t let too much leadership walk out of the building.
Here are the contract details, an individual with knowledge of the deal told NorthJersey.com, part of the USA TODAY Network: it’s a 1-year deal with a total value of $1.317 million, including a $1.165 million base salary with $38,125 per game active roster bonus. No guarantees until Week 1 for vested veteran status, so Shepard has work to do in terms of getting healthy and then earning his spot in the wide receiver room yet again as the Giants seek to upgrade the group after making such a lucrative commitment to Daniel Jones.
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