2013 Giants offseason guide

Posted Jan 2, 2013

The Giants offseason guide includes plans for the 2013 draft and key free agents

Twenty NFL teams’ seasons ended Sunday with the conclusion of Week 17, while a dozen moved onto the playoffs. For those organizations, like the New York Giants, the offseason begins now and they’re officially on the clock for the 2013 NFL Draft, which will take place April 25-27. The order has been set, and the Giants -- the only 9-7 team in the league -- will have the 19th selection.

Here is a look at the first-round draft order with the teams’ record and strength of schedule, which is used as a tiebreaker (Nos. 21-32 will be decided by postseason results):

2013 NFL Draft order
1 Kansas City Chiefs 2-14 (.516)
2 Jacksonville Jaguars 2-14 (.539)
3 Oakland Raiders 4-12 (.469)
4 Philadelphia Eagles 4-12 (.508)
5 Detroit Lions 4-12 (.566)
6 Cleveland Browns 5-11 (.508)
7 Arizona Cardinals 5-11 (.559)
8 Buffalo Bills 6-10 (.480)
9 New York Jets 6-10 (.512)
10 Tennessee Titans 6-10 (.512)
11 San Diego Chargers 7-9 (.457)
12 Miami Dolphins 7-9 (.500)
13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7-9 (.502)
14 Carolina Panthers 7-9 (.516)
15 New Orleans Saints 7-9 (.521)
16 St. Louis Rams 7-8-1 (.535)
17 Pittsburgh Steelers 8-8 (.465)
18 Dallas Cowboys 8-8 (.523)
19 New York Giants 9-7 (.521)
20 Chicago Bears 10-6 (.512)

Key Dates
Dec. 31: Clubs may begin signing free agent players for 2013 season
Jan. 27: 2013 Pro Bowl (Honolulu)
Feb. 3: Super Bowl XLVII (Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans)
Feb. 20-26: NFL Scouting Combine (Indianapolis)
March 12: Free agency starts (see below)
April 25-27: 2013 NFL Draft

For the Giants’ 2013 slate of opponents, CLICK HERE

Here is a snapshot of the Giants scheduled to become free agents:
Pos. Player FA Status
C Jim Cordle ERFA
CB Brian Witherspoon UFA
CB Bruce Johnson UFA
CB Justin Tryon UFA
DE Justin Trattou ERFA
DE Osi Umenyiora UFA
DT Rocky Bernard UFA
DT Shaun Rogers UFA
S Stevie Brown RFA
LB Adrian Tracy ERFA
LB Chase Blackburn UFA
LB Keith Rivers UFA
G Kevin Boothe UFA
T Sean Locklear UFA
T Will Beatty UFA
PK Lawrence Tynes UFA
QB David Carr UFA
RB Andre Brown RFA
RB Kregg Lumpkin UFA
RB  Ryan Torain  RFA
S Kenny Phillips UFA
TE Bear Pascoe RFA
TE Martellus Bennett UFA
TE Travis Beckum UFA
WR Domenik Hixon UFA
WR Ramses Barden UFA
WR Victor Cruz RFA

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