Here's a quick look at some of the remaining Giants' unrestricted free agents:
Running Back Peyton Hillis, Verdict: Buy
For a guy who came in cold last year off his couch, Hillis got better as the season wore on.
For starters, he was open to playing any role asked of him, which is what he did last season despite having to learn the playbook on the fly.
Hillis rushed for 247 yards on 73 carries, but he was also valuable as a receiver out of the backfield, coming up with 13 receptions for 96 yards.
In addition to the above, Hillis showed he could pass block, which is something I’m sure pleased new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo when he looked at the tape.
Hillis could also probably play a little fullback in a pinch, a position he played earlier in his career, with his versatility making him worth another one-year minimum investment.
Safety Ryan Mundy, Verdict: Sell
Earlier I wrote about Stevie Brown bring a player the Giants should look to bring back as insurance just in case something happened to Antrel Rolle and/or Will Hill.
While it would certainly make more sense to choose Mundy over Brown, my reasoning in picking Brown boils down to economics.
I think Brown would provide the Giants with a cheaper option. I also think Mundy, having proven he can be a starter in the NFL, is going to want to find a place where he can compete for a starting job, something he won’t get with the Giants.
Offensive Lineman Kevin Boothe, Verdict: Buy
There’s a lot to be said about having a versatile offensive lineman able to play multiple positions. Boothe is one such player with that ability.
If the Giants can get him back on a reasonable short-term contract—a very realistic possibility—Boothe could be the first man off the bench at guard or tackle in the event of injury and assuming that his starting left guard spot goes to a younger free agent acquisition.
Defensive Tackle Mike Patterson, Verdict: Buy
With Shaun Rogers likely headed for retirement and Linval Joseph likely headed out the door, if the Giants can get Patterson back for another season, that would be a plus.
Patterson can not only provide veteran depth, he showed he can still play at a high-enough level. especially in short-yardage and goal-line situations where he was a staple.
Linebacker Keith Rivers, Verdict: Sell
At times last season, Rivers showed why he was a top-10 pick in the 2008 NFL draft. At other times, he looked old and slow.
Since he plays a position that comes off the field on passing downs, the Giants can probably look to move on from him and plug in a cheaper alternative, such as Mark Herzlich or Allen Bradford unless a better option comes along in the later stages of free agency.
Cornerback Trumaine McBride, Verdict: Buy
When pressed into a starting job last year, McBride actually very performed well.
Per Pro Football Focus (subscription required), his NFL rating was a very impressive 57.4, as he allowed just 32 of the 73 balls thrown at him to be completed for 369 yards.
The problem is his 5’9” height is just not going to get it done against the bigger, more physical outside receivers he'll face in this league.
Where McBride could potentially have a role is as a nickel cornerback, especially if the team doesn’t re-sign Terrell Thomas.
While the Giants would probably like to see Jayron Hosley develop as the nickel, Hosley has twice been bitten by the injury bug, an occurrence that has set him back in his development.
McBride had some injury issues last year, but he fought through them. If he comes back healthy, there's no reason why he probably couldn't be back on another one-year veteran minimum contract.
Patricia Traina is the senior editor for Inside Football. All quotes and information obtained firsthand, unless otherwise noted. Follow me on Twitter, @Patricia_Traina.