This week is supposed to be the week the Giants begin to fill in the blanks in their new offense, but according to SNYGiants insider Ralph Vacchiano, the Giants have only shown interest in two defensive free agents: Ravens’ DE Arthur Jones and Tennessee CB Alterraun Verner.
The 25-year-old Verner would fill a big one (hole). With Corey Webster unlikely to be re-signed, and Terrell Thomas a free agent, the Giants need a corner to play opposite Prince Amukamara. The 5-10, 187-pound Verner is known for his physical play and had five interceptions last season. Meanwhile, the 6-3, 315-pound Jones was a 3-4 end in Baltimore who could replace free agent Linval Joseph at defensive tackle for the Giants.
Fennelly: I said corner was a sore spot, and with the Seahawks setting the new boiler late with physical DBs, the Giants would be wise to look into players like Verner. He’ll be expensive, though. Jones will have several suitors, too, but by making an early volley in his direction, the Giants are sending messages that they aren’t as solid on the D-line as we may think.
Giants free agent safety Ryan Mundy raised some eyebrows with his play in 2013. The Chicago Bears could be a new landing place for him unless he returns to the Giants or goes back to Pittsburgh. From Rotoworld:
Mundy is a third safety/special teams type and wouldn’t cure Chicago’s deep safety woes alongside Chris Conte. Bears GM Phil Emery is also said to have reached out to the player reps for free agent S Mike Mitchell.
Fennelly: Would hate to lose Mundy, but the secondary is kind of crowded right now. The Giants intend on bringing Stevie Brown back and they still have Antrel Rolle and Will Hill and are high on second-year player Cooper Taylor.