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3 names the Giants could target at the NFL Trade Deadline

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To say that the Giants have very limited cap space going into next week’s trade deadline would not be an exaggeration. New York has roughly $3.9 million in freed cap space this season, so their options are somewhat limited in what they can do at the trade deadline. 

Brian Daboll has said in the past that general manager Joe Schoen would do what he could to make the team better and after they’ve gone 6-1 it’s hard to imagine that has changed. However, the reality of the situation is the Giants are still dealing with the cap mess created by the previous administration and Schoen is limited in what he can do. 

The Giants’ biggest need has come at wide receiver with the depth of the position being tested on a near-weekly basis. The Giants suffered another setback last week when they list tight end, Daniel Bellinger, to an eye injury in the first quarter of their win over Jacksonville. 

For now, it appears that New York is going to be quiet as the deadline approaches, a source told CBS Sports. Even with pieces they may want to offload, the market may not be there either. 

With that in mind, here are a few names that could at least pique the interest of the Giants’ front office. 

WR Jerry Jeudy — Denver Broncos

A former first-round pick by the Broncos in 2020, Jerry Jeudy would be a massive upgrade for the Giants and would give Daniel Jones the target he’s lacked for most of this season. Jeudy has struggled this season in Denver with Russell Wilson under center and after a four-catch, 104-yard game with a touchdown to open up the year, he has only one TD since. 

The change of scenery could be a help for him and at 2-4 the Broncos are quickly faltering away this season. Jeudy has the ability to be a shifty receiver with strong running skills and the ability to create separation between himself and the defender. Where it gets tricky is the cap situation. 

The Giants would need to make room under the cap for a deal like this to work since Jeudy’s cap hit comes in at $4 million. It would be a good pickup if they can make it happen. 

WR D.J. Moore — Carolina Panthers 

The Panthers’ receiver is on the block and would be another move that would greatly improve New York’s offense. He has 273 yards on 27 receptions this season, while averaging 10.1 yards per catch and has two touchdowns to boot. Not only is Moore just 25 years old but what makes him even more appealing is the fact that he is signed through 2025, which would give them a No. 1 receiver for the foreseeable future. 

The Giants plan is to build through the draft, but this wouldn’t just be a short-term move it could be a long-term addition that helps the franchise to continue to push forward.

If you were waiting for the dreaded BUT, here it is. Per Spotrac, Moore carries a cap hit of $6.1 million and the Giants would have to clear some significant space. It would also cost them a pretty penny as well in terms of what they’d have to give up to Carolina. 

WR Kendrick Bourne — New England Patriots 

The Patriots have already received calls about the wideout, who has 11 catches for 156 yards this year while averaging 14.2 yards per reception. He is dealing with a toe injury that kept him out of Monday night’s game with the Bears and that is sure to raise some skepticism among Giants fans, but the Pats don’t seem to think it is too serious. A telling sign will be if he plays on Sunday against the Jets. 

Bourne could come at a more reasonable price for the Giants to upgrade their receiver group than the previous two players that were mentioned.  

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