Happy Friday! Here is some Giants news from the “wires” so to speak…
RotoWorld: The Newark Star-Ledger considers Giants RG Chris Snee a lock to be released.
“Snee, 32 on Saturday, is set to count a gargantuan $11.75 million against the 2014 salary cap. There’s absolutely no way he’s coming back at that rate. The G-Men will save $7.25 million against the cap by cutting Snee. He underwent hip and elbow surgery this past season after going on I.R. in early October. The Giants need to overhaul their offensive line this offseason.”
SNYGiants insider Ralph Vacchiano reports that former Giants WR Ramses Barden has signed a futures contract with the Buffalo Bills.
Rotoworld: The Newark Star-Ledger names Adrien Robinson one of the main beneficiaries of Ben McAdoo’s hiring as offensive coordinator of the Giants.
“McAdoo coached the Packers tight ends from 2006-2011 and prefers big, athletic players at the position. Robinson fits that mold. He’s 6-foot-5, 269 and ran a 4.56 forty at his Pro Day before the 2012 draft. Robinson battled foot and knee injuries this past season. Brandon Myers is an impending free agent. Robinson should be given an opportunity to earn a prominent offensive role.”
Hat tip to Pat Traina (@Patricia_Traina) on this one from Charlie Campbell at Walter Football, who is at the East-West Shrine Game this week.
Campbell reports the Giants have met with South Dakota LB Tyler Starr and Eastern Illinois QB Jimmy Garoppolo. He also reports both players are garnering interest. Garoppolo is still raw around the edges and needs to improve on his drops if he is going to be a Day Two pick.