Giants insider denies possible expansion rumor

A New York Giants helmet sits on the field prior to the start of the game against the Washington Commanders at FedExField on December 18, 2022 in Landover, Maryland.
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So far this season, the New York Giants have been able to keep some of their stars in the fold.

They gave quarterback Daniel Jones a very lucrative new contract, attached the franchise tag to Pro Bowl running back Saquon Barkley, and extended defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence.

Although Adoree Jackson may not be considered a star, he is one of New York’s starting cornerbacks, and as he is in the final year of his current contract, people are wondering if he will get an extension.

Although Jackson performed well in some respects last season, Giants insider Jordan Ranan pointed to a lack of durability as a reason why he might not extend.

In six NFL seasons, Jackson, who was a big star in college at the University of Southern California, has accumulated 48 pass defenses, four fumble recoveries and three interceptions.

But he hasn’t appeared in more than 13 games in any of the past four seasons, and he was limited to just three games in 2020 by a knee injury.

With the amount of money the Giants have paid Jones and Lawrence, as well as a potential deal coming for Barkley, Rannan doesn’t think it makes financial sense for them to pay Jackson.

The Giants were one of the NFL’s big surprises last season, as they started the year by winning six of their first seven games, then upset the 13–4 Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the playoffs.

They hope to carry forward that success next season, especially on the defensive side of the football as they don’t have a lot of weapons on attack.

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