Giants Bolster Defense With Four Huge Free Agent Moves

A look at the Giants big Free Agent Additions To Date (Photo Credit AP NEWSDAY)

A look at the Giants big Free Agent Additions To Date (Photo Credit AP NEWSDAY)

     East Rutherford: The New York Giants had a ton of money to spend going into this offseason, and boy did they start spending that cash quickly. The Giants are known to be a franchise where the defense rules. Hall of fame players like Harry Carson, Lawrence Taylor, and Michael Strahan just a few example of Giant defense greats. A year after having the worst defense in the NFL the Giants needed to bolster their defense in order to get back to the Big Blue way of football and today they did just that by resigning Jason Pierre Paul, inking star corner Janoris Jenkins to a five year deal, adding one of the league’s best run stoppers Damon “Snacks Harrison” formaly of the cross town rival Jets also to a five year deal, and then inked pass rusher Oliver Vernon to a mega five year deal which could be worth to $85 million dollars. With all the money the Giants had to spend they clearly spent the money wisely. The Giants secondary ranked dead last against the pass a year ago by adding Janoris Jenkins the Giants secondary has been given a huge upgrade as the team now has two lockdown corners in Jenkins and 2015 pro bowler Dominique Rodgers Cromartie. The Giants rush defense got off to a hot start in 2015 ranking first in the league entering Week 5, but collapsed down the stretch finishing 24th overall. By adding Damon Harrison one of the NFL’s premier run stoppers to go along with Johnathan Hankins who will be returning from a season ending injury which he suffered Week 9 in Tampa Bay. After Hankins went down the Giants went on to only win one more football game. Having a run stopping combo of Harrison and Hankins will be very dangerous. Lastly the Giants pass rush was god awful a year ago very un-giant like. With the addition of Olivier Vernon who was a huge piece to the Miami Dolphins pass rush, and run stopping units over the last few seasons and resigning of Jason Pierre Paul who contunied to improve after returning from losing a finger Week 9 in Tampa Bay the Giants pass rush should be much improved. The team still has a few holes defensively at Safety and Linebacker but with plenty of cap space left, and of course an NFL Draft coming up the Giants should fill those holes making their defense a much improved unit heading into 2016 in the first year of the Ben Mcadoo Era.

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