New York Giants’ Smart Offseason Moves Put Rest of NFC East In A Bind


Published: March 12, 2009


... far, we have seen the Washington Redskins break the bank for Albert Haynesworth, the Philadelphia Eagles bolster their offensive line with Stacy Andrews, and the Dallas Cowboys do some patchwork on their defense with Keith Brooking and defensive end Igor Olshansky.

The New York Giants are in a category all by themselves on this one. They acquired outside linebacker Michael Boley, defensive end Chris Canty, defensive tackle Rocky Bernard, and defensive back C.C. Brown (and they do add defensive end Osi Umenyiora back to their defense).

The Giants weren’t the big winners because they signed the most players, but rather who they signed. All four newcomers cost in total $75 million, which is at least $25 million less than the Redskins spent on Haynesworth.

The Haynesworth signing was a desperation move on the part of 'Skins owner Daniel Snyder—he typically makes one every offseason—but this one...

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