NFL Trade Speculation: 3 New York Giants Potentially on the Trading Block
I expect that trend to stay the same in 2011, but there are a couple of players on the Giants that I wouldn't be surprised to see go by the way of the trade.
Let's take a look at who those players are.
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This move became a lot less likely when the Giants didn't draft a running back until the seventh round of the 2011 NFL draft, but all the while, it still remains a remote possibility.
Brandon Jacobs' frustration at the beginning and the end of the season was a major distraction that the Giants just didn't need. Although he became less of a problem during the year when he started getting more carries, who's to say he won't feel slighted again when Ahmad Bradshaw is the starter at the beginning of camp.
He could very easily demand a trade.
The Giants could also look to find a cheaper running back as it is widely believed they won't be able to sustain both his and Bradshaw's contracts. It is presumed the Giants will sign Bradshaw to a lucrative deal after the lockout ends.
I place this at about a five percent chance of happening, although it's still a chance.
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Lawrence Tynes wouldn't want to see this, but the Giants could potentially cash in on a team looking for a veteran quarterback to start for them.
Rosenfels is a seasoned veteran who has looked good at times for various teams. He did a decent job filling in for Matt Schaub in Houston.
Though definitely not the best option in the trade or free agent market, a desperate team could come calling.
However, I'm not sure the Giants would pull the trigger given how much Tynes benefited when Rosenfels took over the holding duties on field goals. Tynes went 16-of-17 in field goals during that span and looked as good as any kicker in the league.
Still, the possibility is there.
If the Giants end up signing Barry Cofield, there won't be enough room on the roster for Rocky Bernard. There is no way the Giants would keep five defensive tackles on the 53-man roster (Cofield, Chris Canty, Linval Joseph, Marvin Austin).
Before exercising the option of cutting him, the Giants would likely shop Bernard around for a fifth- or sixth-round pick.