New York Giants: The Giants’ pending UFA’s – Part two, offense

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Could go either way

Six in one, a half-dozen in the other. This group is replaceable but there is cause for them to stick around.

Cody Latimer, wide receiver, 26 – Latimer played four years in Denver before signing with Big Blue last March. He played every game in 2018, catching 11 passes.

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Russell Shepard, wide receiver, 28 – A six-year NFL veteran, Russell (“the other”) Shepard was signed during the 2018 offseason following his release from Carolina. If he’s willing to play for the same $1.25M as last year, he’s worth bringing to camp. At the same time, there are plenty of receivers who could catch 10 passes in a dozen games.

John Greco, guard, 34 – The New York Giants offensive line was devastated by both injuries and lack of talent last year. Greco came in toward the end of the season and played fairly well. It’s hard to imagine them bringing back a player of his age while they are rebuilding the team. Then again there is something to be said about having reliable players in reserve to protect the quarterback.

Stay a little longer

Zak DeOssie, long snapper, 34 – Long Snapper is a hard job. DeOssie has been one of the best since his arrival in New York as a fourth-round pick in 2007. As long as he can do the job, it’s his. A nominal raise from his $1.57 is more than fair.

Jamon Brown, guard, 26 – Brown came to the team in October and helped to stabilize a shaky offensive line. The Louisville alum makes a good guard tandem with Will Hernandez. He wants to be a G-Man in 2019. If the price is right, bring him back.

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