2019 Giants Exclusive Rights Free Agents

Keep 'em or Dump 'em: The Giants Exclusive Rights Free Agents

Here's a look at the 2019 Giants free agents and the likelihood of their being retained.

QB Alex Tanney (31)
The Giants surprised people last September when they kept Tanney, a journeyman, on the roster ahead of Davis Webb.

Tanney didn't throw any passes for the Giants 2018, but he does have experience, which head coach Pat Shurmur likes. Still, if the Giants draft another young quarterback to develop, would that mean the end of Tanney's short tenure with the team?

Verdict: Dump 'em

C Jon Halapio (28)
Halapio started two games at center before a season-ending ankle injury put him on the shelf. The 28-year-old is ahead of schedule in his recovery and anticipates he'll be ready for the spring OTAs.

Halapio has expressed a desire to stay with the Giants, but with the 2019 draft class said to be rich in interior offensive linemen, would the Giants bring him back to start or as a reserve?

Verdict: Keep 'em

FB Elijhaa Penny (26)

Penny has proven to be a nice find for the Giants as both a blocker and receiver. Since taking over for Shane Smith, who was cut after Week 2, Penny finished with a 60.9 run-blocking grade per Pro Football Focus and only allowed two pressures in 23 pass blocking snaps. Hard to imagine the Giants won't offer him a chance to return.

Verdict: Keep 'em

OL Kristjan Sokoli (27)

Sokoli was actually trying to convert to being a defensive tackle when he suffered a season-ending ACL in training camp. The Giants thought enough of him to keep him around, but it's hard to fathom that this 297-pounder qualifies for inclusion in the hog molly club.

Verdict: Dump 'em

DT Jordan Williams (26)
Williams has been trying to get on the active roster for at least two years with no success for one reason or another.

With the draft class said to be rich with defensive linemen, there's a very good chance the Giants will move on from this undersized (262 pounds) defensive tackle.

Verdict: Dump 'em

K Aldrick Rosas (24)
Rosas went from worst to first in field goal conversion percentage, earning a Pro Bowl berth this year.

Not only will he be brought back, but don't be surprised if the Giants sign him to a multiyear contract.

Verdict: Keep 'em

WR Alonzo Russell (26)

​Russell was a late-season addition to the 53-man roster from the practice squad. It;s hard ti imagine he'll be back in 2019, as the Giants are likely to look hard for a third receiver rather than continuing with a committee approach.

Verdict: Dump 'em

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