The Giants don't have the money to spend in '17 that they had in '16. The newest member of the New York Giants has been making the media rounds after signing with the team on Wednesday.
The Giants today invigorated their passing attack by adding Brandon Marshall, a six-time Pro Bowler who is one of the NFL's most accomplished wide receivers. It's still unclear what the exact cap implications of Marshall's two-year, $12 million deal will be, but it will likely leave the Giants with less than $10 million in space at the start of free agency. Carter then outlined several reasons why the decision makes sense, including Tom Brady's future and Marshall's familiarity with the AFC East. He's an analyst for Showtime's "Inside the NFL".
Marshall, a veteran who's been at the center of plenty of off-field controversy and emotional blowups, could also help guide the young and sometimes reckless Beckham, Jr.
However, with Marshall lined up next to him this season, teams will have to provide more safety help towards the outside portion of the field, which should open up the seam for Shepard.
So close yet so far for Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons
They aren’t elite by any stretch of the imagination but Quinn’s “Legion of Boom” mentality is paying off. Matt Ryan defied the odds to lead the Falcons to the brink of victory before coming up short in the closing stages of the game.
What it means for the Giants?
The move comes as a bit of a surprise, due to the team's more pressing needs on the offensive line and at the tight end position. They know their window is closing with Eli Manning and they're trying to maximize his final seasons in the league. The Giants' offense was a top-5 squad when the defense struggled. That process could take a few days to work through. He's the best No. 2 wide receiver the Giants offense has had since Beckham has been in the NFL. He is also tied for third on that list with 18 catches for the Broncos vs. San Diego on September 14, 2008 (one of the players he is tied with is Dallas tight end Jason Witten, who caught 18 passes vs. the Giants on October 28, 2012). He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in 2006 and spent his first four National Football League seasons there.
The Giants will be the fifth team Marshall's played on since being drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. Cruz in his comeback season had 39 catches for 586 yards and only one touchdown, numbers Marshall might come close to matching by midseason.
LIONS: Detroit tendered defensive ends Kerry Hyder and Brandon Copeland, and wide receiver T.J. Jones. It's the latter that could cause the Ravens to pause, as they've been very vocal about wanting nothing to do with players who have had domestic violence problems, ever since the Ray Rice debacle. He has been known to speak his mind, especially when things aren't going so well.