3 Giants free agents who left that fans won’t miss and 2 they will
By Zak Musso
It was a busy free agency period in New York. The NY Giants signed Bobby Okereke, traded for Darren Waller, franchise tagged Saquon Barkley, re-signed Daniel Jones, and re-signed Darius Slayton.
Joe Schoen and his staff also signed a litany of other veterans including wide receivers Parris Campbell Jr., Jamison Crowder, and Jeff Smith. The Giants added serious depth to the roster, something that was sorely lacking in 2022.
Since the start of March, the Giants have seen plenty of new talent come in. That will get all of the headlines and rightfully so, but we have to talk about five Giants free agents who won't be back as well. Some will be missed more than others:
5. NY Giants fans won’t miss Jon Feliciano
The Giants signed Jon Feliciano to a one-year deal last offseason and immediately transitioned him from guard to center. Feliciano was one of the many players and coaches that defected from Buffalo to New Jersey last spring.
He had a rocky 2022 wearing blue. In his one season with New York, Feliciano committed six penalties, tied for the sixth most among centers, and allowed three sacks, which was tied for ninth most among centers. He also allowed three hits and 22 pressures.
PFF’s grading system was not kind to Feliciano. The ex-Giant center received a 58.2 overall grade and a 57.0 run-blocking grade. According to PFF’s grading scale, both grades indicate Feliciano is not a starter or backup NFL center, but a replaceable center.
My memory of Feliciano will forever be his fourth quarter taunting penalty against Washington that killed a Giants drive late in the game, a drive that could have sealed a win. The Giants had to settle for a tie instead of stealing a victory.