Bleacher Report has absurd free-agent CB target in mind for the NY Giants

There's no way Joe Schoen should even consider this for a second
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We know the NY Giants and Joe Schoen need some help on the outside at cornerback. Deonte Banks can line up at both spots. With that said, is Bleacher Report kidding with who they think Schoen and the Big Blue front office should pursue in the coming weeks?

In a new post from Kristopher Knox, he lists three free agents Schoen should go after, with the list including CB Eli Apple - yes, that same Eli Apple that probably just made you lose your breath. The former first-round pick was a nightmare with the G-Men. What's next, NY should call Ereck Flowers to see if he wants to replace Evan Neal too?

The NY Giants must stay away from Eli Apple in free agency

"Eli Apple didn't quite live up to expectations as the Giants' 2016 first-round pick. However, he became a dependable starter during stints with the New Orleans Saints and Cincinnati Bengals after departing New York. A return to the Giants could make sense for both Apple and the team. Though still only 28 years old, Apple has grown substantially since he was traded in 2018—he's allowed an opposing passer rating below 100.0 in four of the past six seasons—and New York could give him a chance to revitalize his career."

Kristopher Knox

In addition to Apple, Knox thinks NY should also try and sign defensive lineman Lawrence Guy and running back Jerick McKinnon. Hey, we think those are two great names from Knox, with depth being a bit of an issue at both spots and veterans are needed.

With Apple, though, come on man. Apple will go down as one of the worst first-round picks in Giants history. Fans still scratch their heads thinking about some of the terrible plays he made for the NY defense when he was still in East Rutherford.

Apple has bounced around quite a bit since making his way to the league, playing for the Giants, Saints, Panthers, Bengals and most recently the Dolphins in 2023. Last season with Miami, the veteran CB appeared in 10 games, posting 46 total tackles and one interception. In theory he could provide some depth and compete for a starting job, but why not just bring back Adoree' Jackson then? We wish Apple well in '24, just not with the Giants. This can't happen.