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Giants sign cornerback Leonard Johnson

Free agent cornerback Leonard Johnson worked out for the Giants earlier Monday, and they apparently liked what they saw. The team now has signed Johnson to a three-year contract, Aaron Wilson of KPRC reports.Johnson, who played at Duke, was projected as a possible late-round draft pick a year ago but tore an anterior cruciate ligament [more]

Will Odell Beckham, Jr. do a one-year deal?

As evidenced by the contract accepted by safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson, we’re firmly into the one-year deal phase of free agency. For one high-profile free agent who actually has been available to any team for more than a year now, the question becomes whether he will eventually accept a one-year deal.And, if so, what the value [more]

Odell Beckham tells Saquon Barkley: Tell Joe Schoen to call my agent

Odell Beckham Jr. is interested in a return to the Giants.Beckham and Saquon Barkley, the Giants’ franchise-tagged running back, had an interaction on Twitter in which Beckham indicated he’d like for Barkley to talk to Giants General Manager Joe Schoen about a reunion.“Tell Joe call my agent,” Beckham wrote, punctuating it with a laughing emoji. [more]

Odell Beckham, Jr. seems to indicate he’s been offered only $4 million per year

As mentioned earlier in the day, any free agent who remains available this far into the process likely has overshot his market. Among those is receiver Odell Beckham, Jr.And while he seems to dispute the perception that he had indeed overshot the market, he definitely seems to think he’s being lowballed.“I’m just so confused where [more]

Julian Love agrees to deal with Seahawks

Safety Julian Love‘s visit with the Seahawks appears to have gone well.Love told Josina Anderson of CBS Sports that he has agreed to terms on a contract with the Seahawks. Love visited the team on Thursday along with linebacker Devin Bush and both players have now agreed to deals with the NFC West club.Agents Drew [more]

Jihad Ward re-signs with Giants on one-year deal

The Giants are re-signing outside linebacker Jihad Ward to a one-year deal, Jordan Raanan of ESPN reports.Ward, 28, played all 17 games, plus two postseason games, in his first season with the Giants. He totaled career-highs in passes defensed (four), quarterback hits (13), tackles for loss (seven) and forced fumbles (two).His three sacks matched a [more]

Elimination of AFC/NFC packages will make for an even bigger network free-for-all for Jets games

With quarterback Aaron Rodgers intending to join the Jets, the NFL will have a bunch of high-profile games for which the various networks will be clamoring.From six prime-time-worthy games against AFC East rivals to visits from the Chiefs, Eagles, and Chargers to road games against the Cowboys and Giants, there are at least 11 games [more]

Darren Waller: Biggest adjustment I’ve made is to make sure I’m peaking at the right time

Darren Waller didn’t see the trade that sent him from the Raiders to the Giants coming.But now the tight end is slated to be a key weapon for quarterback Daniel Jones and the New York offense in 2023.But Waller’s health will be a significant factor in whether the deal works out well for the Giants. [more]

Giants announce deal with Jeff Smith

The Jets didn’t tender receiver Jeff Smith, a restricted free agent, as they are loaded at the position after agreeing to terms with Allen Lazard. Smith won’t have to move far.He is signing with the Giants, the team announced Wednesday night.It comes on the same day the Giants announced the release of receiver Kenny Golladay.Smith, [more]

Giants announce release of Kenny Golladay, saving $6.7 million on the cap

The Giants announced they have released receiver Kenny Golladay. It makes his departure official almost two years to the day after he signed a much-ballyhooed four-year, $72 million deal as a free agent.The Giants will take all the cap hits this season, leaving them with $6.7 million in cap savings with $14.7 million in a [more]

Darren Waller: I didn’t see trade coming

The start of the new league year led to a flurry of announcements from teams formalizing moves that were agreed to in the last few days, including the trade between the Giants and Raiders that brought tight end Darren Waller to the NFC East club.Waller signed a three-year extension with the Raiders last September, so [more]

With Aaron Rodgers, the Jets will become a high-profile TV attraction

The last time the Jets traded with the Packers for a future Hall of Fame quarterback, the schedule was set for the coming season. This time, the transaction likely will happen well in advance of the attachment of the “when” to the “who” and “where” of the 272 regular-season games.The arrival of Aaron Rodgers will [more]

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