"I'm really kind of excited for the offseason, because as much fun as I've had in New York -- yeah, I was comfortable there -- it's probably best for me to start looking in other places for a new system, a refreshed sense of welcoming," Barden told SiriusXM NFL Radio, according to The Star-Ledger. "I think everybody can benefit from newness in their lives at a certain time, and this is going to be one of those for me."
Another Giant who may be on the chopping block is Martellus Bennett. His remarks on Twitter seemed to be a little more cynical.
"I've come to the conclusion that we are just temporary investments to the owners," and "they have other priorities that come before little ole me. I'm just a small piece of what they're trying to do there."
Bennett basically was the second fiddle in Dallas for years, and was happy to get away from the Cowboys (good for him). He always said that he could do more, and he proved it with 55 catches for 626 yards. Also 6'6, Bennett has proven that he can catch and would seemingly provide another big target for Cam Newton, particularly in the red zone and short yardage situations. He may be a nice complement to Greg Olsen, and should come relatively cheaply---perhaps cheaper than a Jared Cook for example. In my opinion Bennett does tend to let his mouth get away from him sometimes, but I like the fact that he has a little chip on his shoulder. The Panthers need more attitude in their game as far as I'm concerned.
Ultimately, I am not saying that either Barden or Bennett are optimum choices. They would have to earn their respect with production in the teal and black, but considering our cap, needs, and Gettleman's reported penchant for finding value, these two Giants may be worth a look once (if or when) they become available.