It is now officially the 2011 football season in the National Football League and every football fan is happy.
The results of the lockout ending are: rookie begin signing Tuesday, terminating players begins Thursday, and free agent signing will start Friday.
It is very easy to say that there’s going to be a lot of work done this week. Damage has already been done due to the lockout. The Hall-of-Fame game was cancelled, drafted rookies haven’t even signed with the teams that drafted them and free agents are still looking for new homes.
With the new salary cap installed and players not being able to opt out of their contracts, some teams are going to have to make adjustments. One team in particular is the New York Football Giants. The list of notable Giant unrestricted free agents is a very productive one. Productive in the sense of every unrestricted free agent carries great talent and will contribute to whatever team they decide to sign with. However, not everybody can be a New York Giant. The list of Giant free agents include:
RB- Ahmad Bradshaw
DE/LB- Mathias Kiwanuka
TE- Kevin Boss
WR- Steve Smith (from USC)
DT- Barry Cofield
FS- Michael Johnson
SS- Deon Grant
LB- Chase Blackburn
Those are just the names of some New York Giant free agents, and that’s not even the full list. However those are the names of players the Giants will have tough decisions to make regarding their futures.