4 free agents the New York Giants could still add

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With both the NFL Draft and the initial rush of free agency coming and going, the New York Giants roster looks drastically different than it did at the end of the season. They have added players on both sides of the ball who will instantly help this squad become better. However, there are still a few areas where they are lacking both depth and overall experience.

The offensive and defensive line, alongside the linebacker group, could still stand to add more experienced players. A veteran presence could help develop many of the younger players in these positions.

With so many experienced players still available in free agency, there are several options for the Giants. While they don’t currently have a ton of cap space remaining, and will need money heading into the regular season, many of these players could be in search of a cheaper, one-year deal.

Here are four free agents the Giants could add

4. Center J.C. Tretter

The Giants have made their offensive line a point of focus this offseason. In what was their weakest group in 2021, they now have a more than capable unit heading into 2022. They have added players like Evan Neal, Mark Glowinski and Jon Feliciano, who will all come in and be improvements over what they had last season. But, they could still find ways to get even better.

Enter veteran center J.C. Tretter. Tretter has been one of the more dominant centers in the NFL since he was drafted in 2014. While he is about to enter Year 9, he has shown no signs of slowing down. His 2021 season showed just how good he can still be. In his final year with the Cleveland Browns, he posted an offensive grade of 78.7 according to PFF. More impressively, he posted a pass-blocking grade of 83.7. He finished last season allowing just one sack and 10 total pressures while playing in 1,039 offensive snaps.

The Giants already found their center for 2022 when they signed Feliciano, but there is still a lack of depth. There is also a case to be made that Tretter is an improvement over Feliciano. If the Giants were to add him, it would also allow for Feliciano to slide over to the left guard, a position in which he has years of professional experience. It would also help solidify their offensive line even more. They would have an experience at each interior position, with their tackles of the future on the outside.