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New York Giants gain little in B.J. Goodson trade

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New York Giants gain little in B.J. Goodson trade


The New York Giants announced they had traded linebacker B.J. Goodson to the Green Bay Packers on Monday, shortly after they announced that they had waived  him.

If that weren’t the only issue with this transaction, it was learned later in the day that the Giants not only traded Goodson but also swapped 2020 seventh-round picks with the Packers.

The pick is not the Packers’ selection in the 7th round, but one they received from Baltimore last year in exchange for running back Ty Montgomery.

The trade makes no sense to the Giants other than to placate the player (Goodson) and the Packers, who are hurting at linebacker at the moment. They could have simply cut him and kept their own pick.

Goodson was obviously on his way out with the Giants, even though he surprisingly made it through final cuts. He is in the final year of his rookie contract and the Giants didn’t look like they were planning on extending him.

The Giants really don’t gain much here unless the Ravens finish worse than they do. Last year, the Giants were 6th in the draft order and the Ravens were 22nd.

Essentially, this is a gamble: if the Giants do better than the Ravens, they move up in the seventh round. If the Ravens do better than the Giants, no pick is swapped.

For the record, the Giants currently have two seventh round selections in next year’s draft. They have the one they received from New Orleans in the Eli Apple trade and now, instead of having their own, they have the Ravens’. Unless they don’t. Time will tell.


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