The New York Giants have been the most active team in free agency this year, signing or re-signing more than 20 total free agents. But that's really just the tip of the iceberg, as General Manager Jerry Reese actually put in calls to more than half of the 471 free agents that hit the open market on March 11th.
As Jerry Reese said at NFL Meetings, team put in a call on more than half the 471 free agents. They check out almost everything. #giants— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) April 14, 2014
Although the number seems vast when you put pen to paper, it's really not outside the norm for the Giants to do such intensive due-diligence. After all, this is the same team that lives by the mantra "we investigate everything" — not to mention their old fall-back mantra, "never say never."
The collective names of the players contacted by Big Blue may never be publicly known, but it would be a relatively safe bet to assume they put a call in to nearly every single player/player agent at a position of need for them. And then, of course, probably a few other 'shot in the dark calls" as well.Read more... Join the Conversation...