4 moves the NY Giants can make thanks to Darren Waller's salary cap gift

Joe Schoen has some extra money to work with.
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1. Fill out the linebackers unit

Schoen has tried his best this offseason to revamp a lot of units within the team. One unit however that is still sorely lacking is the linebacking core. The unit is very top heavy, carried by star linebacker Bobby Okereke and second-year standout player Micah McFadden. McFadden took a big leap forward in his second year, but it remains to be seen how he will adapt to a new defensive scheme after just getting used to the last one. After the starters the room is very thin.

Darrian Beavers and last year's undrafted free agent linebacker Dyontae Johnson back them up. Schoen brought in special teams ace Matthew Adams to replace Cam Brown, and re-signed linebacker Carter Coughlin. The Giants drafted linebacker Darius Muasau out of UCLA in the sixth round of the draft this past April, but he will more than likely be finding himself a role on special teams to start.

There are still a good number of free agent options that Schoen and Co. should definitely be calling. Former Eagles depth linebackers Shaq Leonard, Zach Cunningham, and Julian Okwara are all free agents that could help the Giants core. Leonard and Cunningham are seasoned vets that can bring mentorship and quality reps to the team. Cunningham is still highly productive and if Leonard can stay healthy, he could help McFadden continue to evolve as a linebacker, while still repping in and out and playing next to former running mate Okereke.