NY Giants' Best and Worst Free-Agent Acquisitions over the Last 10 Seasons

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NY Giants' Best and Worst Free-Agent Acquisitions over the Last 10 Seasons
Bill Kostroun/Associated Press

The NFL draft might still be the backbone of teams around the league, but since it was first introduced 20 years ago, free agency has become just as important.

Selecting the right veterans for a team's locker room can often have a significant impact on a team's performance as well as its chemistry.

As followers of the New York Giants have seen throughout the years, when the team brings in the right free agents, it can make all the difference in the world.

When it doesn't, it can set things back financially and in terms of personnel, especially if a team doesn't address a position because it thinks it has a long-term fix via the free agent.

As the NFL prepares for the start of the three-day window in which teams can begin negotiating with unrestricted free agents from other teams—no contracts can be executed until March 11 at 4 p.m. ET—here's a look back at some of the Giants' best and worst veteran free-agent signings since 2004, the start of the Tom Coughlin era.

 

Historical salary data is via Spotrac's premium services (subscription required), unless otherwise noted. All stats via NFL.com, unless otherwise noted.

 

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