New York Giants

The New York Giants, hoping to bolster a struggling defense, have agreed to a free agent deal with cornerback James Bradberry, according to multiple reports Monday. According to both NFL Network and ESPN, Bradberry's deal will be for three years and $45 million, including $32 million guaranteed. The 26-year-old Bradberry had played his first four NFL seasons with the Carolina Panthers, who selected him in the second round (No. 62 overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.

New England Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy is one of the best players at his position entering NFL free agency this week, and he's reportedly drawing interest from both New York teams. SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reported last week the New York Giants have interest in Van Noy. The Giants' interest makes sense on a few levels, including the fact New York's head coach, Joe Judge, was hired from the Patriots in January and coached in New England for the entirety of Van Noy's career with the AFC franchise.

The New York Giants placed the franchise tag on defensive tackle Leonard Williams on Monday. The Giants acquired Williams from the New York Jets last Oct. 28 in exchange for a third-round pick in 2020 and a conditional fifth-rounder in 2021. In 2019, Williams had 26 tackles and a half-sack in eight games with the Giants after tallying 20 tackles in seven contests with the Jets.

The New York Giants signed linebacker David Mayo to a three-year extension. On Saturday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported the value of the contract at $8.4 million. Mayo joined the Giants six days before the 2019 season opener and wound up finishing second on the team with 82 tackles in 16 games, including 13 starts.

New York Giants tight end Rhett Ellison has retired after eight seasons in the NFL. Ellison played at Southern California before being selected in the fourth-round of the 2012 draft by the Vikings. He spent five years in Minnesota before joining the Giants as a free agent in 2017, signing a four-year contract.

Veteran tight end Rhett Ellison announced his retirement Monday after eight NFL seasons, the last three with the New York Giants. He caught 118 passes for 1,189 yards and seven touchdowns in 113 games with the Minnesota Vikings (2012-16) and Giants. Ellison, 31, suffered a concussion last season against the New York Jets on Nov. 10 and missed the final six games.

The New York Giants have expressed interest in pursuing Tom Brady, NFL Network reported Thursday. The Giants join the Tennessee Titans and Las Vegas Raiders as potential suitors for the soon-to-be free agent quarterback if he does not re-sign with the New England Patriots. New York drafted Daniel Jones with the No. 6 overall pick in 2019.

The New York Giants released linebackers Alec Ogletree and Kareem Martin, clearing significant salary cap space Wednesday with the departure of their two most expensive defensive players. Rebuilding anew under rookie head coach Joe Judge, the Giants gained more than $13 million in cap savings by jettisoning Ogletree ($8.25 million) and Martin ($4.8 million). Ogletree, who was a first-round draft pick by the then-St. Louis Rams in 2013, was acquired two years ago in a trade for two third-day selections in 2018.

The New York Giants have officially sounded the trade alarms. Giants general manager Dave Gettleman, owner of the No. 4 overall selection in the 2020 draft, told reporters at the NFL Combine on Tuesday that the team is open to trading its top pick. “We're open for business,” Gettleman said at the NFL Combine at the Indiana Convention Center on Tuesday.

The New York Giants have decided to make alterations to their scouting department by releasing two long-time scouts from their positions within the front office. According to multiple reports, the Giants have fired Ryan Jones and Donnie Etheridge. Jones served as the team's northeast area scout while Etheridge was the southwest area scout.

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