New York Giants: 5 internal free agents to keep and 5 to let walk away

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Go – Zak DeOssie, LS, UFA (36, $1.2M)

This one hurts. Zak DeOssie has been a part of the New York Giants family since they drafted him out of Brown University in the fourth round of 2007. He has won two Super Bowls with Big Blue and made two Pro Bowls. Until this past Thanksgiving DeOssie missed a total of four games in his entire career.

Unfortunately in Game 11 against Chicago, last November, he hurt his knee and wrist which led to season-ending injured reserve. That’s the game where DeOssie snapped a ground ball to the holder on a 42-yard field goal attempt. Probably not the way he wanted to go out. By then it was becoming obvious that the long snapper had lost a little something. He is fifth all-time in New York Giants history with 199 games played.

Stay – Aldrick Rosas, K, RFA (25, $645K)

He had a down year in 2019 and still scored 71 points for a bad football team. Aldrick Rosas uncharacteristically missed four extra points and five field goals. Part of that may be due to the above struggles of his long snapper, but Rosas would say he could have done a better job putting the ball through the uprights. On the more positive side, Rosas had the fewest yards per return of any kicker with over 12 kickoffs (18.5) and was ninth in percentage of kickoffs for touchbacks at 70.4, a career-high.

In 2018, the former Southern Oregon was lights out for the New York Giants. He missed one field goal and one XP on the way to 117 points and a trip to the Pro Bowl. He is more likely the guy from 2018 than he was in 2019. Even when Rosas struggled last year he found a different way to help the team. Rosas should be re-signed