4. Re-sign free agents
Jason Pierre-Paul, DE — Nay
Let’s just say that Pierre-Paul was more effective before his firework incident. He disappears too often, doesn’t apply consistent pressure, and has a hard time tackling.
Prince Amukamara, CB — Nay
So much talent, yet so inconsistent. Hard to justify paying big bucks for this guy.
Robert Ayers, DE — Yay — 2 years, $5.2M ($2.6M/yr)
Ayers is a tough call. On the one hand, he led the team in sacks and ranked towards the top of the league on Pro Football Focus’ rankings of edge defenders. On the other hand, most of those sacks came after Pierre-Paul returned. If he’s willing to accept good, not great money, Reese should go after him.
Cullen Jenkins, DE — Yay — 1 year, $1.5 M ($1.5M/yr)
Another inconsistent defensive lineman, although the Giants could certainly live with him. More viable than most free agent options.
Trumaine McBride, CB — Nay
At the time, McBride looked like a solid low-cost signing. However, thanks injuries and being pitted behind many bad players on the depth chart. New York should be hard pressed to pay him.
Josh Brown, K — Yay — 2 years, $1.97M ($985K/yr)
No complaints here.
Zak DeOssie, LS — Yay* — 1 year, $885K ($885K/yr)
Assuming that he returns from injury, the Gmen should re-sign him.
George Selvie, DE — Nay
Could be a low-cost signing, but not worth it for a guy who rarely plays.
Rueben Randle, WR — Nay
Terrible route runner and very inconsistent receiver shouldn’t be paid big money.
Jayron Hosley, CB — Nay
Brandon Mosley, G — Nay
Dallas Reynolds, G — Yay — 1 year, $800K ($800K/yr)
I mean, why not?
Markus Kuhn, DT — Nay
Has never shown anything that suggests that Reese should pay him.
Daniel Fells, TE — Nay
Was awesome before suffering multiple serious injuries. Likely won’t be able to play again.
Craig Dahl, SS — Nay
Worst player in the league?
Jasper Brinkley, ILB — Yay — 1 year, $885K ($885K/yr)
Played very well when given an opportunity. Projects as a good backup linebacker.
Larry Donnell, TE — Nay
Drops too many passes, is a poor blocker, and (you guessed it) is very inconsistent.
Brad Wing, P — Yay — ERFA ($600K)
Had a great season.
Orleans Darkwa, RB — ERFA ($600K)
While Darkwa looks like he’s going to be good, he couldn’t pass fellow running back Andre Williams (who hasn’t shown much in his young career) on the team’s depth chart. Also, New York has to settle on one running back, not four, in 2016-17.
Myles White, WR — Nay
No. Just no.
Will Tye, TE — Yay — ERFA ($525K)
If given time to develop, the Stony Brook product can be very solid for years to come.
Bennett Jackson, SS — Yay — ERFA ($600K)
While he hasn’t yet proven anything, it can’t hurt to have him on the roster.
Marcus Harris, WR — Nay
Already 26, he just hasn’t accomplished anything in the NFL.
Hakeem Nicks, WR — Nay
Doesn’t possess the same fire and athleticism that he did during his first stint with New York.
Jerome Cunningham, TE — Nay
Can’t catch, which is problematic.
Adam Gettis, G — Nay
Danny Aiken, LS — Nay
Unless DeOssie can’t return from injury, in which case Aiken would be a welcomed addition at the league minimum.
Barry Cofield, DT — Nay
A beast (five years ago).
Brandon Meriweather , SS — Nay