Here are the New York Giants’ latest rumors and updates after a mostly quiet week of free agency:
– Former Saints offensive tackle Charles Brown spent two days in East Rutherford visiting the Giants compound. Though he likely wouldn’t be a starter over Will Beatty or Justin Pugh, he could provide valuable and much-needed depth along the offensive line. According to NJ.com’s Jordan Raanan, however, Brown left North Jersey without a deal.
OL Charles Brown's visit with #giants was late Wednesday and today. It is complete now.
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) March 20, 2014
– Former Giants wide receiver Louis Murphy visited with the Bengals on Thursday, per the Baltimore Sun’s Aaron Wilson.
Bengals announce Louis Murphy visited team today
— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 20, 2014
Despite being one of the Giants’ more high-profile acquisitions last offseason, Murphy played sparingly and contributed little. He caught just six passes for 37 yards and one touchdown.
– The Giants still have a number of needs that must be addressed, namely the tight end position. It would appear the G-Men have no interest in the current crop of players on the market, though, despite initial interest in former Packers tight end Jermichael Finley. Former Texan Owen Daniels and former Raven Ed Dickson are also still on the market.
Meanwhile, Mike Patterson, who was a Giant in 2013, also remains a free agent as does rumored Giants target defensive end Robert Ayers. The Giants could use some help along the defensive line, especially following the departure of defensive end Justin Tuck and defensive tackle Linval Joseph this offseason.