Signing Jones, tagging Barkley helps Giants in free agency
NEW YORK GIANTS (10-8-1)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: RB Saquon Barkley (franchise tag), RB Matt Breida, OL Jon Feliciano, OL Nick Gates, OL Wyatt Davis WR Darius Slayton, WR Richie James, WR Marcus Johnson, S Julian Love, S Tony Jefferson, CB Fabian Moreau, LB Jihad Ward, LB Oshane Ximines, LB Jaylon Smith, DL Justin Ellis, DL Nick Williams, LS Casey Kreiter, P Jamie Gillan.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: DL Henry Mondeaux
NEEDS: On the surface, the most glaring need for general manager Joe Schoen and coach Brian Daboll is at wide receiver. New York finished the season getting by with waiver-wire pickup Isaiah Hodgins, Darius Slayton and Richie James. The team has told Kenny Golladay he won't be returning. Daniel Jones needs a receiver who can create separation. The other needs are at inside linebacker, defensive tackle and safety, if Love cannot be re-signed. Free agency will also give New York a chance to find depth. The Giants had little last season.
AVAILABLE SALARY CAP SPACE (approximately): $16.2 million.
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