4 former NY Giants who fans could miss this season

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At the conclusion of the 2023 season, the NY Giants looked at their list of free agents and immediately knew that they had to upgrade the roster on both sides of the ball. They had 24 free agents, and everyone knew it was going to be best to let some of them walk.

Big names like Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley led the list of players the Giants had to address, as they see them as big foundation pieces for the future success of the team. There were some other big names that, unfortunately, the Giants just could not keep.

With that said, we take a look at four guys in particular who it was tough to see go. They say once a Giant, always a Giant - and that rings true here:

4. Safety Julian Love

Julian Love is a name the GIants nation may have a love-hate relationship with. He was a fourth-round pick out of Notre Dame and had his ups and downs with the Giants during his four-year stint. He was a big piece of the defense and became somewhat of a Swiss army knife for Wink Martindale and Co.

Fans definitely had their frustrations with Julian in coverage with some plays that had us wanting to yell at the TV during the games (misplaying the ball in the Eagles games this year for exmaple), but he was a sure tackler. As per NFL.com Julian had 109 tackles on the year. He had a more physical style of play to his game and you could see him anywhere on the field from safety to blitzing after the QB.

Brian Daboll/Joe Schoen and Co. felt that they could upgrade from the position. They knew they would have to make some tough decisions in the offseason and knew an overhaul of the secondary group was necessary. They couldn't bring everyone back and even though the Giants did make an offer to Love to return to Big Blue, he decided to test the market. Now, he'll play for Seattle.

The Giants will move on with their revamped secondary. The Giants signed veteran defensive backs Amani Oruwariye formerly of the Detroit Lions, Bobby McCain of the Commanders, and have added corners Deonte Banks, Tre Hawkins, and safety Gervarrius Owens in the draft. Still, at 25 years old and signing just a two-year deal, we may have not seen the last of Love with the G-Men.