NY Giants adding former All-Pro safety before camp would be a dream come true

Does Joe Schoen have a surprise move coming soon?
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With the NY Giants finding out Darren Waller is hanging up his cleats, it has created a decent amount of cap space for the front office to work with. Might it lead to a splash signing coming before camp gets underway? That could be the case.

There's no question that the G-Men need some experience and talent added to the secondary. More specifically, safety remains a position of concern, as group leader Xavier McKinney is now getting ready for Year 1 with the Packers. Enter Justin Simmons? This is a dream plenty of Giants fans are still holding out hope for.

Justin Simmons to the Giants would make a lot of sense for Joe Schoen

Simmons remains a free agent, which feels like a bit of a surprise. It's unknown if the right offer hasn't come in, or maybe teams are waiting to see how they're feeling at safety once camp gets underway. Regardless of that, he shouldn't be unemployed for much longer.

The veteran DB has been linked to several squads, including the Giants, Saints, Dolphins, Eagles and others. It would be an absolute nightmare if Simmons made his way to Philly, as Howie Roseman has had a pretty dang impressive offseason. His busy offseason includes signing Saquon Barkley, which we obviously hate.

Despite that, the Giants bringing in Simmons would be massive for Brian Daboll and Shane Bowen. Simmons would immediately grab a starting spot. For now, it seems as though Jason Pinnock and second-round pick Tyler Nubin will lead the charge in the middle of the secondary.

However, Nubin will be a first-year playmaker and Pinnock has battled inconsistent play. Behind them, Dane Belton also figures to see significant playing time, but he too has been a bit up and down to start his career. This is where someone like Simmons could be of major benefit. He could prove to be too expensive for NY, but if the dollars are right on both sides, then bringing him to East Rutherford would be a home-run call from general manager Joe Schoen.