Here and there you can still find pretty good free agents left unsigned, and the New York Giants are hoping they can find their answer to a dwindling defensive line in the defensive end who has played the last five seasons with the Denver Broncos.
The Giants have hosted Ayers on a visit and now it seems like it’s up to him to make a decision – if the money offered to him is right, not to mention the role. Some thing Ayers isn’t someone destined to start for the Giants, but simply a player that will help add to the depth of a squad constantly hit by injuries, especially along the defensive line.
Justin Tuck left to free agency and the Giants are on their way to completely change a generation at the defensive line, although JPP is still there, and not everyone from the 2011 Super Bowl team is gone. However, last season showed that even when healthy a change and some refreshing or whatever you wish to call it (rebooting, retooling), so maybe Ayers is going to come in and start right away.
A pass rusher, but not a sack machine. Ayers will be turning 29 at the beginning of next season, and has spent the last five years with the Broncos after being a first round pick out of Tennessee. He played a lot of outside linebacker in the beginning, but has moved permanently to the DE position in recent years. He is usually not one of the starting players, but did have a career high 5.5 sacks last season, playing in 15 games.
Another NFC East team, one that might be with bigger needs all over their defensive alignment, the Dallas Cowboys, have also shown some interest in the player earlier in the free agency period.