4 free agents the NY Giants should target right now after 49ers loss

Joe Schoen needs to bring the Giants some needed help as soon as possible

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1. OL Justin Pugh

Out of everyone we've listed, the one most likely to sign with New York is Justin Pugh. Not only has the former Giant publically expressed interest in making his return, but he even worked out with the team prior to their Week 3 matchup. This signing could be perfectly timed following the horrific levels of play from both of the Giants starting guards against the 49ers.

Pugh, 33, is coming off a season in which he tore his ACL, however, he has always been one of the most consistently solid guards in the NFL since being drafted by the Giants back in 2013. If this injury doesn't have devastating effects on his level of play, signing Pugh could bring some serious benefits to the offense.

Not only would the Giants be bringing in some much-needed consistency, but they'd also have an incredibly versatile offensive lineman on their hands. Through his 10-year career, Pugh has racked up a fair amount of snaps at every position on the line aside for center. In all reality, there are few reasons for Schoen to not at least consider bringing in the veteran.

In his last healthy season, Pugh allowed just 20 pressures and zero sacks. In fact, in the 34 games Pugh has played over the last three years, he's allowed just 40 pressures and one sack total. He may be a guard, but allowing just one sack in 34 games is impressive regardless of the position played. The Giants have had their meeting with Pugh, now the ball is in Schoen's court. Hopefully he makes the right decision and inks Pugh. Fans would no doubt love to see it.