Giants have no cap and going to lose Osi along with a few cuts like S Phillps. The GM has said that they would put the restricted tag on him. 1st round pick would be the cost if Miami offers him a deal the Giants cannot match. I think this is Miami's best option with the #12 pick as it stands. But I would still try to trade down and then offer a great deal to Cruz.
Giants just do not have the cap to keep the wealth of talent that they have right now. But that does not mean they won't replace those players quickly. They have proven to be great at scouting talent and finding great players from the draft. I think the Giants will have 2 first round picks this year. Someone will offer Cruz a deal they cannot match due to cap and other players.
Cruz is a RFA, and would cost a 1st and a 3rd AND 10+M a year.
Think I would rather roll with Wallace and those picks personally.
But I thought the tender about was just a 1st round pick.
I would prefer to let Hartline walk and use the 4-5 mil for him to go towards securing Bowe and Cruz. We would not have a 1st, but would have two very good WR's and we have the ammo to fill in other holes during the draft.
Bowe and Cruz would give Tanny some great targets and keep defenses honest.
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