5 free agents the NY Giants were wise to stay away from

Joe Schoen was smart to not bring these guys to East Rutherford

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With the amount of free agents the New York Giants had at the start of the offseason, it was vital to revamp the roster in the best way possible. Joe Schoen and Co. had no easy task when you consider they had to make a decision on Saquon Barkley and Xavier McKinney, all while making sure to bring in even more pieces to put a decent product on the field.

Although it pained most of Big Blue Nation to see Barkley and McKinney head out the door, it was probably for the best. The contracts those two accepted and where the Giants stand now as a team just don't match up. So far in his tenure, Schoen has given us no reason not to trust his process, and not bringing two high-priced players back wasn't the only wise decision he's made so far. Here's a look at five other free agents the Big Blue GM wise to stay away from:

5. DE Chase Young

Going into this offseason, it was no secret the Giants needed to bolster their defensive front. The question was whether New York would do it through free agency, a trade or the draft. Schoen ultimately pulled off his best deal yet in trading for Brian Burns and immediately extending him. One of the best parts about this is it took the Giants out of the Chase Young sweepstakes.

Young has done nothing but underperform since he was drafted No. 2 overall and thankfully we won’t see him in Giants blue this upcoming season. The Giants were never seemingly linked to Young, but if the Burns deal doesn't work out, maybe they would have taken a chance on him. He eventually signed a one-year, $13 million prove-it deal with the Saints.

Plus, with Young undergoing neck surgery, there's no telling what his health will be like. The Giants don't need injured "prove it" guys as they look to build on an already solid defense. They need guys who have proven they can make an impact, and thankfully, that's what they got in Burns.