New York Giants use free agency to fill major needs

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Offense upgrades

The New York Giants signed former Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots offensive tackle Cam Fleming. The versatile Fleming can line up on both the left and right sides of the ball. However, his signing is not an indication the Giants are ready to move on from Nate Solder.

For most of his career, Fleming has been used as a depth guy. Additionally, the deal is contingent on him passing a physical. With the coronavirus spreading like wildfire, there’s no telling when the NFL will allow players to meet with teams.

While attempting to make life a little easier for superstar running back Saquon Barkley, GMDG went out and got a behemoth of a tight end in Levine Toilolo. Standing 6-8 and weighing in at 268-pounds, the Giants will look to take advantage of Toilolo’s massive size and superb blocking abilities, to open holes. He will take recently retired Rhett Ellison’s spot on the roster.

Special teams

New head coach Joe Judge comes from a special teams background. Obviously, that area of the team will be important to him.

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The Giants extended a qualifying offer to placekicker, Aldrick Rosas. He holds NYG’s record for the longest field goal made at 57 yards. As a restricted free agent, if Rosas elects to sign with another team, the Giants have the option to match the offer and retain his services or receive draft pick compensation from his new team.

Thursday, the G-Men announced they agreed to terms on a year deal with former Patriots coverage ace and United States Olympic Rugby Team star Nate Ebner. Ebner played all eight seasons of his NFL career with the New England Patriots and almost exclusively on special teams. He’s a player Judge trusts.

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