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Recapping the Giants’ first week of free agency

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Nate Solder #77

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Nate Solder #77 of the New England Patriots warms up before the 2014 AFC Divisional Playoffs game against the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) Credit: Getty Images / Jim Rogash

A look at last week’s free-agent frenzy by the Giants:

Nate Solder, T

Last season: Patriots

The seven-year veteran signed as a free agent is expected to help stabilize the offensive line but also bring some winning ways to the Giants. He has never played a season in which he did not reach the conference title game.

Alec Ogletree, LB

Last season: Rams

The Giants traded two picks in the upcoming draft to the Rams for the play-making on-field general. The Giants want him to become the quarterback of their new defense. At 26, he could be the best play-maker at the position for the Giants in over a decade.

Kareem Martin, LB

Last season: Arizona

A free agent who played the past three years under new Giants defensive coordinator James Bettcher in Arizona, he can rush from the outside or drop into coverage.

Patrick Omameh, G

Last season: Jacksonville

When the Giants lost out on the bidding for Andrew Norwell to the Jaguars, Omameh, who started last season in Jacksonville, became expendable. The Giants moved in and signed him to a three-year free agent deal and another new brick on their line.

Jonathan Stewart, RB

Last season: Carolina

Stewart turns 31 this month and was released by the Panthers after 10 seasons. GM Dave Gettleman and offensive coordinator Mike Nolan scooped him up to add a veteran presence to the young position and help infuse the team with the culture Gettleman wants to replicate from the Panthers.

Curtis Riley, DB

Last season: Tennessee

Riley can play cornerback or safety and is a good special teamer as he showed in the past two seasons with the Titans.

Teddy Williams, CB

Last season: Carolina

Williams hasn’t played since 2016 because of a shoulder injury. Since 2012 he’s appeared in 36 games for Indianapolis, Arizona, Chicago, Jacksonville and Carolina.

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