The New York Giants are officially in a transition period after the decision to let All-Pro safety Landon Collins walk away this week. Since no one knows exactly what general manager Dave Gettleman’s plan or vision is, it’s difficult to predict what the Giants will do in free agency come March 13.

The Giants don’t have a lot of available cap space to operate with ($24.1 million) so fans should not expect Gettleman to make any kind of a splash this spring in the free agent market.

Unless the Giants make some dramatic cuts to their salary cap, we expect them to make a slew of low-level signings of players with potential. A buy-low, sell-high philosophy.

If they are truly rebuilding, it also makes no sense to sign any player over 30 years of age, so they’ll be zeroing in on young players who will likely settle for mid-range deals. Call it dumpster-diving if you will.

Gettleman will look to fill needs at pass rusher, safety and offensive line but may find that the price is too high for many of the good ones. That will send him into the second and third tier of the market to try and get lucky.

Here’s nine free agents the Giants may be targeting:

OT Trent Brown, Patriots. Age: 26

Brown started all 16 games at right tackle for the Super Bowl champions last year and was a standout in the postseason. A former seventh-round pick out of Florida by the San Francisco 49ers in 2015, the massive Brown (6’8″, 380) may be coming into his own and could garner more interest than expected in the open market. That would likely scare the cap-poor Giants away from him, but if they can get him at a reasonable price, he could slide right in at right tackle and fill what many feel is the weakest spot on the Giants’ current roster.

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