The NFL free-agency period, which will begin almost two full months before the draft takes place, is a critical time for a professional football club to solidify its core roster for the upcoming season.
The Giants, coming off a 7-9 season, will have some tough decisions to make.
Each one of New York's 25 soon-to-be free agents is listed in this slideshow and given one of three labels: keep, walk or tag.
Those with a "keep" label have earned a new contract and should be retained for the 2014 season, while those with a "walk" label are better off testing their value on the open market. The "tag" label refers to either the franchise tag or a restricted free-agent (RFA) tender.
For the Giants to be successful in free agency, they must maximize their salary cap space, which you can read about in depth here, courtesy of Bleacher Report's Patricia Traina.
Now, let's roll through this list of impending free agents.