It’s no secret that the New York Giants need to upgrade their ability to generate consistent pressure on the quarterback. Defensive lineman Leonard Williams was able to harass opposing quarterbacks to the tune of 11.5 sacks, despite the fact that there were no viable EDGE players opposite of the impending free agent. New York was hoping for breakout seasons from third-year and second-year pass rushers Lorenzo Carter and Oshane Ximines - both were done for the season by week five.
John Mendenhall, a staple on the defensive line for the New York Giants in the 1970s, has passed away according to his family. He was 72. Mendenhall was selected in the third round of 1972 NFL draft (55th overall) by the Giants out of Grambling and played 101 games for Big Blue, starting 98 over eight seasons.
Sign up for Giants Extra: Get exclusive news, behind-the-scenes observations and the ability to text directly with reporters The Giants roster isn’t exactly loaded, so there aren’t many obvious trade candidates on the roster that would actually net a significant return, especially since they won’t be trading running back Saquon Barkley. But there are a few players that make varying degrees of sense as potential tradable players.