Jonathan Casillas, New York Giants
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There have been some interesting rumors and speculation surrounding the New York Giants lately, including the status of some current members of Big Blue.

Defensive captain and linebacker Jonathan Casillas said this week that he doesn’t believe the New York Giants new regime of general manager Dave Gettleman and head coach Pat Shurmur will bring him back this season.

Casillas who turns 31 in June is a free agent and has spent the past three seasons with the Giant has record 219 tackles and three and a half sacks. Injuries limited him to appearing in just eight games this last season.

With the Giants expected to convert from a 4-3 to a 3-4 defense, Casillas doesn’t seem to fit in the Giants 2018 plans. He spoke to Alex Marvez of the Sporting News on his standing with the Giants.

“It doesn’t seem like they love me as much as the old staff did. I’ve been around enough to understand the game. I might not be as hot a commodity as I used to be. But whoever gets me, if it’s somebody else and not the Giants, they’re going to get a great player and a great leader in the locker room.”

Other Giants News 

There’s been speculation concerning the future of cornerback Eli Apple. Some feel the Giants may look to cut him, some feel the Giants may look to trade him. But Gettleman endorsed Apple this week and seems like he wants him on the team.

The New York Jets cut defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson, and Wilkerson’s former Jets teammate Damon “Snacks” Harrison was quick to try to recruit him to join Big Blue. Our very own Paul Edson talked about the possibility of Wilkerson to the Giants.

It has been widely speculated that the Giants would take Penn State running back Saquon Barkley with the second pick in the draft. But a wildcard has emerged as a possibility in Notre Dame guard Quenton Nelson. (click here to read our take on this).

Jason's first love was football while growing up in northern New Jersey. For the past three years, he has covered the New York Giants, as well as several boxing events along the East Coast.