New York Giants Wisely Re-Sign Jon Beason and Stevie Brown

By Daniel Brennan
Stevie Brown
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Amidst a whirlwind of blockbuster free agent signings around the NFL, the New York Giants are yet to make a major splash but, at the same time, the front office has been very solid.

New York locked up linebacker Jon Beason, which had been their biggest priority among in-house free agents. The Giants signed Beason to a three-year, $19 million deal. It is probably more money than the team would have liked but bringing back Beason was far more important. Beason gives the Giants veteran leadership and an aggressive tackler along the linebacker unit.

Without Beason, New York would have been in a world of trouble. The team may have even been forced to spend their first-round draft pick on a linebacker to try and fill Beason’s shoes. If Beason can play like he did last year, he will earn every cent of that $19 million.

Prior to the Beason signing, the Giants agreed to a deal with safety Stevie Brown for one year and $3 million. Brown missed the entire 2013 season after tearing his ACL in the preseason, however, he compiled a monster 2012, reeling in 8 interceptions.

Along with Brown, the Giants have Antrel Rolle, Will Hill and Cooper Taylor at safety. Defensive coordinator Perry Fewell loves to run with three safeties in his defensive backfield and now has three very good players (Rolle, Hill and Brown) at his disposal. If the Giants can add another established cornerback to play along Prince Amukamara, the secondary has a chance to be one of the best in the league.

The Giants have a had a pretty decent start to free agency but there is still a lot of work to be done in order to avoid a repeat of 2013.

Daniel Brennan covers the New York Giants for You can follow him on Twitter @DBrennan30 and add him to your network on Google.

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