Josh Freeman may work out with the Giants next week (Mike Freeman, April 11). It may happen on Tuesday, according to the report.
The Giants are also interested in Matt Flynn (Vacchiano, April 11). Flynn would know the Giants’ new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo from their time in Green Bay.
The Giants have Curtis Painter and Ryan Nassib on the roster to backup Eli Manning, who had ankle surgery on April 10.
John Fennelly, Lead Writer
Again, the readiness of Ryan Nassib comes into question. Freeman is a former first rounder (taken 17th overall by the Bucs in ’09) that began his career with several strong seasons.
In 2013, however, he seemed to disconnect from head coach Greg Schiano and the club and played so poorly the Bucs ended up dumping him. He was picked up by the Vikings in October but failed to regain his form after given the opportunity to win the starting job.
The Tom Coughlin Giants seem to have a way with talented players who have run aground. Perhaps Freeman can be salvaged, and in the process solve the Giants’ lack of depth at the quarterback position.
On Flynn….He’s already familiar with McAdoo’s way of doing things, so naturally the Giants would want to take a look at him.
The reason why the back QB search has heated up is the Giants want four working QBs for the OTAs and the summer camps. If by some chance Eli is not 100%, they will need a veteran presence to get the rest of the offense comfortable in McAdoo’s new schemes.