But we feel very good about what we’ve done, we feel very good about the direction the team is taking with getting Kenny signed and Kyle Rudolph and Devontae Booker and Adoree' Jackson and Leo,” Gettleman said. We feel really great about that and we really feel we’re building a solid football team that the fans can be proud of. Here are a few other takeaways from the joint video call with Gettleman and Abrams.
It's much more difficult to do this when you can't get the guys in the building and you have to make a commitment to a large amount of money without getting a chance to eye them up and talk to them and get a feel for them. I was happy that we were able to do that this year. It made it easier to give the final okay to say, 'Yeah, go ahead, get the thing signed.
But one under-the-radar move that was a bit confusing came before any of those moves: Signing running back Devontae Booker shortly after free agency began. Last year, Booker played for the Raiders on the “veteran salary benefit” which amounted to about $1 million. Sign up for Giants Extra: Get exclusive news, behind-the-scenes observations and the ability to text directly with reporters In Las Vegas, Booker was solid, getting 507 total yards, three touchdowns and averaging 4.5 yards per carry.