Giants.com takes a look around the division following the first few days of Free Agency:
Happy New (League) Year, football fans.
The 2017 season is officially on the clock, and with that comes the start of free agency.
The New York Giants already made some roster moves in advance of the 4 p.m. start time on March 9, notably placing the franchise tag on defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul and signing veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who was recently released by the Jets. A day later, the Giants inked tight end Rhett Ellison, who spent the first four years of his NFL career with the Minnesota Vikings.
"It was all about championships," Marshall said after signing his contract. "To get straight to the point - it was all about a championship. They presented the best opportunity to be in a championship organization."
"I haven't had an opportunity to be part of a team like this," Ellison said on a conference call after signing his contract. "I can already tell the culture here is a whole different thing here. It's a family. Everyone is all-in from the G.M. to the dishwasher. I can already feel the family here."
Now the action really begins around the league. In the coming weeks, we'll see which big names are coming, going, or staying with their current club. With that in mind, let's take a look at the movement as it pertains to the Giants in the NFC East:
NEW YORK GIANTS
Coming: WR Brandon Marshall (from NY Jets), TE Rhett Ellison (from Minnesota)
Going: K Robbie Gould (to San Francisco)
Staying: DE Jason Pierre-Paul (franchise tag), LS Zak DeOssie (signed a new contract)
Coming: DT Stephen Paea (from Washington)
Going: S Barry Church (to Jacksonville), G Ronald Leary (to Denver), DT Terrell McClain (to Washington), DT Jack Crawford (to Atlanta), S Barry Church
Staying: WR Brice Butler, WR Terrance Williams
Coming: WR Alshon Jeffery (from Chicago), WR Torrey Smith (from San Francisco), G Chance Warmack (from Tennessee)
Going: DE Connor Barwin (Released)
Staying: LB Najee Goode, G/C Stefen Wisniewski
Coming: DT Terrell McClain (from Dallas), DL Stacy McGee (from Oakland), Safety D.J Swearinger (from Arizona), WR Terrelle Pryor (from Cleveland)
Going: WR DeSean Jackson (to Tampa Bay), WR Pierre Garcon (to San Francisco)
Staying: TE Vernon Davis
NFL.com ranked the Top 101 free agents of 2017.