NFC Notes: Giants, Rams, Seahawks


  •’s Matt Lombardo points out the Giants will need to use nearly $13 million of their available $16.66 million in cap space to sign their rookie draft class, which would leave them with just $3.7 million for the 2020 season. 
  • However, Lombardo says the Giants could end up saving $3.259 million if they release K Aldrick Rosas following his arrest for a misdemeanor hit-and-run. 
  • New York could also save $2.75 million by releasing C Spencer Pulley, per Lombardo. 
  • Lombardo notes the Giants might need to make one of those moves to fit LB Markus Golden, who was tendered as an unrestricted free agent on a one-year, $4.1 million deal. 


Drafting is a mix between filling current needs and future needs. When the Rams took TE Brycen Hopkins in the fourth round this past April, it didn’t fill any current hole on the team’s roster, as he’ll slot in behind current Rams TEs Tyler Higbee and Gerald Everett. But Rams GM Les Snead was looking ahead past this year, which happens to be the final year of Everett’s deal, when he made the pick. 

“We had him highly rated and felt like he could come in and carve out a role early, but also later,” Snead said via Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times. “We didn’t have to make that pick, but sometimes when you make those types of picks, there’s an element of drafting in a microscope, but also with a telescope and you feel like, ‘Hey, the guy can make plays.’”


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