New York Giants Free Agency: The Giants Don't Need Another Wide Receiver

Ryan SimonCorrespondent IIAugust 2, 2011

HOUSTON - OCTOBER 10:  Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks #88 celebrates with Ahmad Bradshaw #44 after scoring on a passs in the second quarter at Reliant Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Some people seem to think that the Giants need another receiver not named Steve Smith. Why people would think we need another receiver, of all things, is beyond me. 

Between Hakeem Nicks, Mario Manningham, Ramses Barden, and Domenik Hixon—who are all ready to produce now—I don't see the need. 

Would bringing Steve Smith back in be great for us?

Sure, I'd love to have him back.

Do we need to go out their and recruit a Braylon Edwards?

No. Not even close.

In case some people forget, Braylon Edwards wants Santonio Holmes like money.

Santonio Holmes' new contract has him making $50 million dollars, with $24 million of that being guaranteed. In laymen's terms, there's not a snowballs chance in hell the Giants can afford him. There's just no way around it.

Plaxico Burress would've been great for our team and stretched out the defense, but he also would've came cheap. Whether he's the player he used to be doesn't matter, getting a 6'5" wide receiver for just over three million is a bargain.  

But the Giants have bigger needs to fill. Such as re-signing Kevin Boss, Osi Umenyiora and Steve Smith. Then, after they get those three back, they can work on their defensive line, particularly the strong side linebacker.

I'm sorry, but Keith Bulluck isn't going to cut it.  

Ben Patrick our as new starting tight end would be a gaping hole in our offense to say the least. So bringing back Boss is crucial. 

If we do loss Umenyiora, hopefully it's to a second and fourth round pick, (a first rounder is absurd at this point.) I'm very high on Jason Pierre-Paul, but I don't know how I feel about him starting at defensive end this early.

We also resolved our punter situation by signing Steve Weatherford, who's much more consistent than the spotty Matt Dodge. Lawrence Tynes is a solid kicker, I wouldn't mind a better one, but it's not one of our bigger priorities.   

As you can see, the Giants have other areas then they need to work on. They're not worried about getting another wide receiver, and you shouldn't either.