The Giants have a number of players who don't particularly want to be in New York. Players like Osi Umenyiora and Brandon Jacobs should no longer have a place on this team. They are often injured, and they have a tendency to run their mouths.
The Giants can shed some salary and some trouble by letting go of these players. Jacobs is a free agent and I fully anticipate the Giants to part ways. As for Osi, they can either trade or release him.
With Jacobs gone, the Giants will need another running back. Ahmad Bradshaw has his history of injuries as well, so they definitely need some depth there. The Giants should target a running back in the second or third round of the draft or look to sign a cheap free agent, similar to what New Orleans did by signing Darren Sproles.
Many look at the Giants and say their secondary is a disaster. Well when three cornerbacks hit the injured reserve and the team's first-round pick misses the first three months of the season, disaster is likely to follow.
The Giants need to re-sign Terrell Thomas, even though he will be coming off his injury. Next year, a healthy Thomas, Amukamara, Webster, Phillips and Rolle could be one of the best secondaries in the league.
Finally, I think the Giants should let Mario Manningham walk in free agency and sign Steve Smith a year removed from his departure. Mario Manningham will command much more money than Smith, and the Giants have deeply missed his presence on third down. I think he would be more than happy to come back to New York and actually play again rather than sit the sidelines somewhere else for more money.