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Giants schedule full of intriguing matchups

The hardware moved at a dizzying pace in the NFL this offseason. 

Between the All-Pros, Pro Bowlers, Super Bowl champions, rushing and receiving kings, All-Americans and two Heisman Trophy winners, a legion of high-profile players have changed uniforms, either by free agency or by trade, since the 2014 season ended. 

From Darrelle Revis to Ndamukong Suh to the Eagles shaking up the NFC East, these transactions will affect the NFL landscape, as well as the Giants' road in 2015.

So took a look at eight of the most interesting developments that will come into play on the Giants schedule.

1. Revis returns to Jets.

Player: CB Darrelle Revis
Old Team: New England Patriots
New Team: New York Jets

Revis, fresh off a Super Bowl victory with the New England Patriots, returned as a free agent to the Jets, who originally drafted the six-time Pro Bowler with the 14th overall pick in 2007.

Photos of Jets CB Darrelle Revis

2. Ndamukong Suh takes his talents to Miami.

Player: DT Ndamukong Suh
Old Team: Detroit Lions
New Team: Miami Dolphins

After earning four first-team All-Pro honors and four Pro Bowl nods in five seasons with the Detroit Lions, Suh signed as a free agent with the Miami Dolphins. Suh has 36 career sacks, including 8.5 last season.

3. Saints trade Jimmy Graham.

Player: TE Jimmy Graham
Old Team: New Orleans Saints
New Team: Seattle Seahawks

The Saints traded their three-time Pro Bowl tight end and a 2015 fourth-round draft choice to acquire center Max Unger and a 2015 first-round draft pick from the Seattle Seahawks.

4. Philadelphia sends McCoy to Buffalo.

Player: RB LeSean McCoy
Old Team: Philadelphia Eagles
New Team: Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills acquired the three-time Pro Bowler and 2011 NFL rushing leader from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for linebacker Kiko Alonso.

Photos of Bills RB LeSean McCoy

*5. Eagles acquire two Heisman Trophy winners,  reigning AP Offensive Player of the Year. *


Player: QB Sam Bradford **Old Team:St. Louis Rams New Team: Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles acquired Bradford and a 2015 fifth-round pick from the St. Louis Rams in exchange for quarterback Nick Foles, a 2015 fourth-round pick and a 2016 second-round pick.

Player: QB Tim Tebow
Old Team: Has not played a regular-season game since 2012 with the New York Jets.
New Team: Philadelphia Eagles

On Monday, Philadelphia added its second Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback in as many months, adding Tebow to the position group that now runs four players deep.


Photos of Eagles RB Demarco Murray

Player:RB DeMarco Murray **Old Team:Dallas Cowboys New Team: Philadelphia Eagles

After rushing for 1,845 yards, including eight consecutive 100-yard games to start the season for the Cowboys, Murray hit the market and signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as a free agent.

Player: CB Byron Maxwell
Old Team: Seattle Seahawks
New Team: Philadelphia Eagles

Originally a sixth-round pick by Seattle in the 2011 NFL Draft, Maxwell recorded a team-high 12 passes defensed in 2014 en route to a second Super Bowl appearance in as many years for the Seahawks. Even before these moves, Philadelphia coach Chip Kelly was already overhauling his roster for the future, releasing linebacker Trent Cole, cornerback Cary Williams, guard Todd Herremans and tight end James Casey.

6. Marshall joins Jets.

Player: WR Brandon Marshall
Old Team: Chicago Bears
New Team: New York Jets

The Jets acquired Marshall from the Bears in exchange for a draft pick. This will be the five-time Pro Bowler's fourth team since beginning his career in Denver in 2006. 

Photos of Jets WR Brandon Marshall during his 2014 season with the Bears

7. Smith goes west to 49ers.

Player:WR Torrey Smith
Old Team: Baltimore Ravens
New Team: San Francisco 49ers

Smith, who was originally drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft, signed as a free agent with the San Francisco 49ers. Over his four-year career, Smith has 30 touchdown receptions, ranking second in Ravens franchise history. He also helped the franchise win XLVII.

8. Vikings trade for Wallace.

Player: WR Mike Wallace
Old Team: Miami Dolphins
New Team: Minnesota Vikings

Wallace, who caught 10 touchdowns last season and has 47 in 95 career games, was acquired by the Vikings in a trade with the Dolphins. It is his third team after beginning his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Photos of Vikings WR Mike Wallace

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