New York Giants: How Do Receivers Match Up to the Philadelphia Eagles' Corners?

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New York Giants: How Do Receivers Match Up to the Philadelphia Eagles' Corners?
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As a New Yorker who is extremely indifferent to the city's beloved New York Giants, it has been intriguing to see how fans in the area have been reacting to the blockbuster signings the Philadelphia Eagles have been making over the past week.

While the Giants are struggling to retain the pieces they already had, the Eagles are signing the best free agents across the league.

The Giants have just re-signed Ahmad Bradshaw after he looked at other teams and didn't like the market, but haven't been so fortunate with other players.

Osi Umenyiora is holding out on his $3.1 million contract, and the Giants, who have several other functional defensive ends, have failed so far to trade him or to rectify the situation.

Their former wide receiver, Plaxico Burress, has signed with the New York Jets, whom Giants fans will have the pleasure of knowing will be playing his eight home games at their stadium, without reaping any of the benefits.

The Eagles, on the other hand, can't turn away top-tier players.

Vince Young, the former Tennessee Titans quarterback, has agreed to be second-string to Michael Vick, despite many analysts agreeing that he is capable of holding down a starting job elsewhere.

They traded Kevin Kolb, their former backup, to the Arizona Cardinals for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second-round draft pick.

Then, Philly snatched up Cullen Jenkins, the defensive tackle who helped the Green Bay Packers to the Lombardi Trophy this past season.

Nnamdi Asomugha is probably the biggest name of the bunch, who decided to take less money to sign with a team he thought was most likely to make a run at the Super Bowl.

Asomugha, Rodgers-Cromartie and several other recognizable names lead an Eagles secondary that will surely stifle opponents.

Their closest rival, the Giants, hope to bring back Steve Smith, who will likely lead an imposing group of targets for Eli Manning to scope out downfield.

Let's take a look how the Giants' receivers compare to the Eagles' cornerbacks.

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