5 NFL Free Agents That the New York Giants Are Most Likely to Sign

Ryan SimonCorrespondent IIMarch 13, 2012

5 NFL Free Agents That the New York Giants Are Most Likely to Sign

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    The NFL free-agency period is getting closer and closer, and it's time to take a second look at five free agents the New York Giants are most likely to sign.

    This article will go in a slightly different direction from last week, as the Giants have a couple more options after making some salary cap moves. 

    Just like last week, don't expect any huge free-agent names here.

Terrell Thomas

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    There's no way the New York Giants let this guy slip away.

    The Giants were able to bring Mathias Kiwanuka back last year who was in a similar situation, and I see Terrell Thomas coming back as well.

    Sure, the G-Men have Corey Webster and Prince Amukamara, but they also had one of the worst pass defenses in the league.

    Thomas helps the Giants out here, and they have to re-sign him unless they have someone of equal talent in mind (who comes cheap.)

    EDIT: Terrell Thomas has signed with the New York Giants.

    Definitely a good move for the Giants here, let's just hope we can sign the rest. 

Deon Grant

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    I said it last article, I'll say it again—Deon Grant will be back with the New York Giants next season. 

    The Giants could always use some veteran help in the backfield, and if he's willing to come in at a cheap cost (he should be), the Giants should definitely at least consider bringing him back. 

Mike Tolbert

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    Here's where things get interesting.

    The New York Giants obviously need help in the running game since they were either dead last or pretty close to it in rushing yards throughout the season, so why not bring in a guy like Mike Tolbert? 

    His numbers last season won't blow you away, but he did manage to net eight touchdowns while averaging a respectable 4.1 yards a carry. 

    He's also only 26 years old. 

Kevin Boss

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    I'm usually against bringing back players who left, but Kevin Boss would be perfect for the New York Giants.

    The G-Men basically have no tight ends on the roster that can currently play, unless you count fullback Bear Pascoe who plays a little tight end on occasion. 

    After a season with the Oakland Raiders where his production dropped off and ultimately ended with him getting cut, why wouldn't Boss give the Giants a second chance?

    It would be a win-win for both sides. 

Steve Smith

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    I'm not personally a fan of this move if it happens but I will admit it does make a lot of sense. 

    The New York Giants currently don't have a slot receiver, and Steve Smith could obviously fill that role as he has in the past. 

    He was a non-factor for the Philadelphia Eagles last season, with only 11 receptions so I doubt he'd command a salary even the salary-strapped Giants couldn't afford. 

    I say look into the option, but proceed with caution.