The New York Giants stole the headlines this week in the NFL with all the moves they made and controversy that surrounded the team.
There was so much going on with the New York Giants this week that it was hard to keep track of.
In case you missed any of the news or transactions the Giants made this past week, here’s a brief recap.
On Wednesday, the Giants traded a fourth round draft pick (102nd overall) and a sixth round draft pick (176th overall) to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for inside linebacker Alec Ogletree and a 2019 seventh round draft pick.
Appreciate it bro. Glad to be here!! https://t.co/UAX5P3obu6
— Alec ogletree (@MROGLETREE52) March 11, 2018
In his final season with the Rams, Ogletree led the team in tackles with 95, and back in 2016 was named to the Pro Bowl. He’ll see a familiar face in the Giants locker room as he is the brother in-law to Giants safety Andrew Adams. For more in-depth analysis on the Ogletree move, check out Geoff Magliocchetti’s piece with Elite Sports NY.
On Saturday the Giants cut punter Brad Wing who spent the last three seasons with the Giants. His first two years on the team were solid where he had a net punting average of 38.9 and 40.9 yards. In those two seasons, he had a total of 61 punts land inside opponents’ 20-yard line.
#NYGiants terminate contract of punter Brad Wing.
— New York Giants (@Giants) March 10, 2018
But in 2017, only 19 of his punts landed inside the 20-yard line, and his net average dropped to 36.7 yards. He also shanked several punts, including a 28-yard punt in the final seconds of the Giants 27-24 Week 3 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Once again, Magliocchetti has the full story for ESNY.
Earlier on Sunday, the Giants continued their cut-happy moves by cutting cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. The move will save the Giants $6.5 million dollars in cap space. A week ago reports were that the Giants had planned on moving him to free safety but on Saturday the Giants had wanted him to take a significant pay cut and after DRC refused, he was cut.
— New York Giants (@Giants) March 11, 2018
DRC finishes his Giants career with 193 tackles, 11 interceptions, and was voted to the Pro Bowl in 2015, while also being named second team All-Pro in 2016. Steven Bassin has the story for ESNY.
A compromising video surfaced Friday evening of Odell Beckham Jr. in bed with what appears to be cigar in his left hand, a pizza box next to him, and a woman who appears to be cutting up a white substance with a credit card. The woman would later be identified as French model Laura Cuenca who claims OBJ did not do any drugs.
The Giants are aware of this video but have yet to comment on it. Expect the Giants to make some kind of statement early this week regarding the video.
On a positive note, Giants third-year wide receiver Sterling Shepard married model Chanel Iman. Thanks to the Lifestyle section of Giants.com and Matt Cohen, we’ve got the 411 on all things wedding-related.
What to watch for
With free agency beginning on Wednesday, the Giants will make a hard push to acquire offensive linemen Andrew Norwell and Nate Solder. To have enough cap space, the Giants may have to make some more cuts. The players who are most likely to be cut are Brandon Marshall, Dwayne Harris, and John Jerry.