The New York Giants should try to keep these free agents…at the right price

Austin Johnson #98 of the New York Giants (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Despite dire salary cap situation, New York Giants and Joe Schoen expected to make effort to retain two key players when free agency begins

The New York Giants are much more likely to spend the next three weeks before the start of the league year and free agency opens a cut salary than planning to be big players in the open market.

Indeed, the Giants currently hold about $12 million above the cap, which means new general manager Joe Schoen will have some tough decisions to make in the coming weeks just to comply with the cap before the opening of free agency.

An argument can be made that former general manager Dave Gettleman handed Schoen a bigger roster mess than he inherited from his predecessor, Jerry Reese, when he arrived in 2018.

But, Schoen has already set to work preparing for the offseason.

According to team sources, the New York Giants coaching staff is already ready to prepare for free agency.

Those plans, despite the New York Giants’ horrible ceiling situation, should include a pair of players who could prove to be building blocks for the team’s future.

Here’s a look at two free agents the New York Giants should try to keep, at a reasonable price

Christy J. Olson