With the 2013 season nearly two months away, the New York Giants are still exploring veteran free-agent options. There are a handful of players without contracts who can still contribute at a high level.
General manager Jerry Reese has successfully maneuvered a tight salary-cap crunch this offseason.
According to spotrac.com, the Giants are approximately $3.7 million under the cap, opening up the possibility of bringing in at least one free agent to fill the roster. However, nearly half of that cap number will be used to sign rookie offensive lineman Justin Pugh.
Veterans lingering on the open market are typically in search of a team who can provide them with one thing and one thing only: a ring. The majority of these five free agents have made plenty of money in their careers. This leaves them craving something much more elusive.
New York has a few glaring deficiencies at key positions which would benefit from a veteran presence, most notably linebacker.
An acquisition of any of these five players will provide a boost to the Giants' prospects for the 2013 campaign. Here's a look at some key free-agent veterans who should be on New York's radar this summer.