K.J. Wright would be a nice addition for the Giants
One of the top free agents still on the open market is former Seattle Seahawks’ starting linebacker K.J. Wright. Pro Football Focus even has him ranked as the 14th best middle linebacker in the NFL.
Somehow still available as a free agent, K.J. Wright is clearly still one of the better linebackers in the league, even at 31 years old. A position switch in Seattle last season only further showed the breadth of what he can still accomplish within a defensive scheme, and he finished the year as the eighth-highest-graded linebacker in the NFL (75.3).
Wright is a very good middle linebacker and that is an area where the New York Giants could use some help alongside Blake Martinez.
The Giants only have just over $4 million in cap space remaining, but I can’t imagine them not being about to get Wright on a one-year deal for the veteran minimum, given the fact that he’s still on the market.
Wright has only missed seven games over the past seven years and recorded 86 tackles, two fumble recoveries and two sacks in 16 games.
Now, the Giants have moved second-year linebacker Carter Coughlin from the outside to the inside, so they might be looking to stick with the guys they have rather than look to spend more in free agency. We’ll have to wait and see what happens, but singing Wright wouldn’t hurt.
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