Giants' free agent shopping list
1. TIGHT END
With Martellus Bennett testing the market, the Giants’ revolving door at the position in recent years could go spinning once again. They drafted Adrien Robinson last year at the position but could use a more experienced target for Eli Manning.
Possibilities: Delanie Walker, Anthony Fasano, Jared Cook.
Intriguing long shot you’ve heard of: Tony Gonzalez.
Your penciled-in starters for 2013 as of now might be Jacquian Williams, Mark Herzlich and Spencer Paysinger. That’s not a lot of experience. Even if the Giants bring Keith Rivers back (he’s a free agent), they’ll have holes to fill and upgrades to make.
Possibilities: Rey Maualuga, Erin Henderson, Brad Jones.
Intriguing long shot you’ve heard of: Brian Urlacher.
3. DEFENSIVE TACKLE
The Giants already have shown an interest in the position when they brought Cullen Jenkins in for a visit. He left without a deal but still is available. Ask the Giants what the major defensive issue of 2012 was and they tell you: stopping the run. They need to help fix that.
Intriguing long shot you’ve heard of: Richard Seymour.
4. DEFENSIVE END
Although both sides have held on to the possibility, it’s far from realistic to think Osi Umenyiora is coming back to the Giants. And who knows if Justin Tuck can return to form. The team that believes you can never have enough pass-rushers seems to be in need of more pass-rushers.
Intriguing long shot you’ve heard of: John Abraham.
Kenny Phillips seems likely to sign elsewhere, and although Stevie Brown filled in nicely for him when Phillips was injured last year and Will Hill is developing, the Giants might want to add to their depth and experience at the position.
Possibilities: Glover Quin, Patrick Chung, Abram Elam.
Intriguing long shot you’ve heard of: Charles Woodson.
Even more intriguing long shot you’ve heard of: Ronde Barber.