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Top Five Free Agent Plays of 2015

Posted Feb 10, 2016

Giants.com ranks the best plays and top moments from Free Agents in 2015

HARRIS RETURNS KICKOFF 100 YARDS FOR TD



Date: October 25, 2015 (Week 7)
Opponent: Dallas Cowboys
Location: MetLife Stadium

A former Cowboy, Dwayne Harris tied Pro Football Hall of Famer Emlen Tunnell (Nov.  4, 1951) and Clarence Childs (Dec. 6, 1964) for the longest kickoff return (100 yards) in franchise history. Harris, who played four seasons for the Cowboys (2011-14), became the first player in NFL history to score a game-winning kickoff return touchdown against a team he played for in the previous season. Harris won NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for the performance and went on to be named a first alternate for the Pro Bowl as a return specialist.






VEREEN PROPELS LATE RALLY VS. CAROLINA



Date: December 20, 2015 (Week 15)
Opponent: Carolina Panthers
Location: MetLife Stadium

Running back Shane Vereen, a former Super Bowl champion with the Patriots, finished second behind Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in receptions, including an eight-yard touchdown catch against the undefeated Panthers in Week 15. The score was part of 28 unanswered points that the Giants rattled off to tie the game after trailing 35-7 late in the third quarter.






HARRIS DOES IT AGAIN, NOTCHES 4TH RETURN TD OF CAREER



Date: December 6, 2015 (Week 13)
Opponent: New York Jets
Location: MetLife Stadium

Six weeks after his 100-yard kickoff return, Dwayne Harris returned a punt 80 yards for a touchdown against the Jets. He became the first Giant to have a punt return touchdown and kickoff return touchdown in the same season since Jimmy Patton in 1955.






BRINKLEY & WADE TEAM UP TO FORCE ANOTHER TURNOVER IN TAMPA BAY



Date: November 8, 2015 (Week 9)
Opponent: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Location: Raymond James Stadium

Linebacker Jasper Brinkley and cornerback Trevin Wade, who were not on the Giants’ roster in 2014, made an impact in their new team’s win over the Buccaneers in Week 9. Early in the third quarter, Brinkley forced a fumble that Wade recovered and the Giants turned into a field goal to extend their lead. Brinkley had already recovered a separate fumble in the game, and Wade went on to end it with a fumble return touchdown on Tampa Bay’s last play. 






CASILLAS DIVES FOR INT IN SEASON FINALE



Date: January 3, 2016 (Week 17)
Opponent: Philadelphia Eagles
Location: MetLife Stadium

With an assist from defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who tipped Sam Bradford’s pass in the air at the line of scrimmage, linebacker Jonathan Casillas made a diving catch for the first interception of his career. The seventh-year pro, who most recently won a Super Bowl with New England in 2014, played 15 games for the Giants with seven starts and finished second on the team with 88 tackles.