5 free agents the NY Giants can still target after first wave of signings

Will Joe Schoen end up bringing in any of these guys?

Aug 20, 2023; Inglewood, California, USA; New Orleans Saints cornerback Isaac Yiadom (27) runs back
Aug 20, 2023; Inglewood, California, USA; New Orleans Saints cornerback Isaac Yiadom (27) runs back / Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
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2. RB AJ Dillon

According to various reports, the Giants are interested in AJ Dillon after signing Devin Singletary. This makes sense, as the team could look to feature a 1-2 punch in the backfield to replace Saquon Barkley, now with the Eagles. Dillon certainly has his struggles, but perhaps a new environment could help his career.

Last season, Dillon racked up 178 carries for 613 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 3.4 yards per carry. With the Giants, it's doubtful he receives so many carries, but Dillon could serve as a short-yardage, goal-line back. In this role, Dillon could really flourish, as it's become rather clear that he isn't fit to receive a heavy workload.

Regardless of whether Dillon receives a smaller role or not, he still has the chance to be more effective in a new system while playing for a new coach. His abilities to be a power-runner, as well as a pass-catcher out of the backfield, make Dillon a pretty great fit if he can finally put it all together. He runs with force, there's no doubt about that.