Joe Schoen gets first Giants free agency deal done by keeping long snapper in town

The long snapper will be back for his fifth year with the team

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Joe Schoen is on the board. While everyone is waiting to see what the NY Giants will do (or won't do) with star free agents Saquon Barkley and Xavier McKinney, Schoen has taken care of business with another NY player who will be back with the team on a one-year deal.

According to ESPN insider Jordan Raanan, the G-Men have come to terms with veteran long snapper Casey Kreiter. Per Raanan, multiple teams were expected to try and get Kreiter to leave East Rutherford, but he has instead decided to stay put for his fifth year with Big Blue.

The NY Giants have re-signed Casey Kreiter to a one-year deal

The 33-year-old Kreiter spent the first four years of his career with the Broncos, earning Pro Bowl honors back in 2018. Following the 2019 campaign, he inked with the Giants and has gone on to appear in 67 games for NY over the past four seasons.

Kreiter isn't a superstar playmaker by any means, but he's pretty darn good at his job and he's been quite durable and reliable. Long snappers are some of the most underappreciated guys out there and you know new special teams coach Michael Ghobrial must be pleased Kreiter isn't going anywhere.

As for Schoen, this indeed is his first move in free agency, but he's only starting to cook. Soon enough we'll find out what will happen with Barkley, McKinney and the other Giants free agents, but other studs will be hearing from him as well.

The hope and expectation is that Schoen will prioritize offensive linemen, specifically on the interior, plus pass-rushers, wideouts and more. While agreeing to terms with Kreiter isn't a sexy first move by any means, it's still a quality signing. For those of you waiting for a blockbuster deal to be recorded, we have a feeling you'll get exactly what you're hoping for in the next few days.