Wednesday News: Giants may have to give up pursuit of Linval

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

Less than a week until free agency begins. The Giants floated a non-compensatory ROFR tender n LB Spencer Paysinger yesterday, leaving  just one in-house decision to make in regards of their RFAs (Mark Herzlich).

In today’s notes of interest, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post does not believe the Giants will be able to retain the services of DT Linval Joseph, the team’s top impending UFA…

“Of all the Giants players set to hit the open market, the one who likely will draw the most interest is Linval Joseph, the sturdy defensive tackle, already a three-year starter in his four-year NFL career and just 25 years old. He is fully healthy and entering his prime and will be paid handsomely by someone, likely too handsomely for the Giants. Joseph wants to return, but it is reasonable to expect the Giants to be outbid for his services.”


The Giants won’t be taking any chances at RB this season. They know their current stable (David Wilson, Andre Brown) is not reliable enough to bank on at this point in time. Ebenezer Samuel of the Daily News says the Giants are very much in the market for new faces…

“…the Giants seem ready to aggressively shop the running back market when free agency opens next week, searching for a tailback who can revitalize a rushing attack in disrepair…New offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo isn’t seeking a spectacular tailback, but he has talked of finding a steady pass-blocker who can protect Eli Manning. The undersized Wilson, who may be best utilized as a change-of-pace back, has struggled in this area.”


Former Eagles exec Louis Riddick, now an ESPN analyst, appeared on The Fanatic 97.5 in Philly yesterday and claimed his former team is “pulling away” from the rest of the NFC East under Chip Kelly.

“Philadelphia, quite honestly, is pulling away from the rest of the division as far as their team-building right now…They’re locking up young players that Chip has identified as being people he wants long-term, whereas the rest of the division is either trying to cut a bunch of dead weight like Dallas and New York, or is a team that’s in constant turmoil like Washington where every year it seems like they’re doing something new and they’re always spinning their wheels. Philly’s pulling away. Chip’s got a good thing going.”




9 comments
jayhawkey
jayhawkey

Pulling away?...really Louis?...another Philly psyche job...Your cap is the same as all the rest of the teams....the Giants won't let anybody pull away after last season and finishing with a crap Division record the Eagles get manhandled in the playoffs when they do make it. So they are very fortunate to have teams re stocking this year and if they want to finish 2nd or 3rd while they re-stock then go ahead. Dallas will be 8-8 again so don't slip up while this re-stocking thing is going on. This guy obviously doesn't know Giant tradition. Last year won't happen again.

Peter Sinapi
Peter Sinapi

I think the dead weight are all the Super Bowl trophies the other 3 teams have. It's easy to run when you don't have any weight to carry like the eagles do.

cole3244
cole3244

we heard how the eagles were going to run over everyone after they got off to a great start when vick took over, that didn't last long and i will hold my judgement until i see a little more than a small sample size or the predictions of an espn hack.



Skookaloop
Skookaloop

the Once Feared NFC East, has been in FLUX....

the REDSKINs Failed Shanahan ERA,

the COWBOYs MIRED,

by ROMO's Demons & Owner Jones constant meddling,

the EAGLE's, Firing of HC Andy Reid,

and the RE-Building of a NEW SYSTEM,

with a Progressive College Wiz Coach,

the NFC East was the WEAKEST, 

it's ever Been,

an OPEN DOOR, straight to the Divisional Title....

but..............................the GIANTS where ANEMIC......

a SHATTERED Roster,

Mis-Management, the Culprit...

COMPLETE GROSS NEGLIGENCE....

has DOOMED the GIANTS....

now the same Roster Architect , that got the NYG here,

is, in TRUSTED, to FIX his Mess ???  SAD

fast_eddie
fast_eddie

The Eagles are pulling away from the pack after just one decent season? lol. Yeah, good luck with that. Call us when they win a Super Bowl which they have never done...NEVER.

Major Pain 0303
Major Pain 0303

I love how 1 division title in 1 season and according to an former Eagle exec, consider the source, they are pulling away. How about ya see what happens when they aren't a surprise anymore. Defensive coaches are going to have a full offseason to game plan. No matter how great Chip's offense was they were shut down in the first round of the playoffs and if anything happens to Foles who has already missed time due to a concussion none of their "pulling away" will matter at all. Chode.

John Fennelly
John Fennelly

@cole3244  Philly went from 4-12 to 10-6 in one season. That's a significant turnaround, I'd say

Tamás Asbóth
Tamás Asbóth

@Major Pain 0303 A year ago "everybody" expected the same from Redskins. They clinched the playoff (with a ton of luck), they had the read option bla bla...Where are they now? For me Eagles is the top team in NFC East, but they are not in the same level with Seahawks, 49ers etc. Cliche, but everything can happen in our divison and Coughlin knows how to win a Super Bowl. So Eagles fans and analyst are better be careful if they don't want to fall.

cole3244
cole3244

@John Fennelly @cole3244agreed, but is it sustainable or just cheap early speed like the last time, i will reserve judgement a little longer since my memory is fine & i have seen shooting stars in sports before.