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Giants Grant Haley, Dalvin Tomlinson big winners of Eli Apple and Damon Harrison trades



The Giants send out a clear message after trafficking Cornerback Eli Apple to the New Orleans Saints, and have tied the Detroit Lions to Damon Harrison in the past 24 hours.

This is now a rebuilding team focused on raising senior capital for experienced players with the goal of playing young talents in the second half of the season.

The two biggest winners in the trade couple, who knocked out a pair of veteran starters, are the undrafted rookie free agent Cornerback Grant Haley and second year defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson.

Both should compete against Washington at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. Last week, in a move that was first reported by NJ Advance Media, the Giants Haley promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man squad after being one of the team's first undrafted free agent re-signings last spring was.

Who could be treated as the next Giants?

Haley spent his first week on the 53-man duty roster, which in practice mostly worked out of the slot's position, as one person knew who knew about the situation.

In three seasons Penny Penny Penny played mainly in a Nickel Cornerback, while also playing in Special Teams. During the training camp, the Giants worked the 5-foot-9 and 1

90-pound cornerback primarily with the outside defense, he should work with B.W. Webb takes the place vacated by Apple's departure.

Tomlinson should start in the middle of the Giants defense line instead of Harrison.

Tomlinson has played just over 57 percent of the Giants' defensive snaps this season and should take on an expanded role. Through the first seven games of the season, Tomlinson has already accumulated 21 tackles.

Trading Harrison seemed inevitable after the Giants had invested significant resources in the NFL draft along the defensive line in April, bringing B. J. Hill into the third round and R.J. McIntosh in the fifth.

The Giants have three weeks left to decide if McIntosh is healthy enough and ready to take over the field before deciding whether to use him for season-independent IR due to an unknown illness that cost him the training camp. because of the preseason completes and the first seven games of the regular season.

Looking ahead to 2019 and beyond – and perhaps much sooner, according to McIntosh's health – the defensive line could become the Giants Hill, Tomlinson and McIntosh.

Matt Lombardo can be reached at MLombardo@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @MattLombardoNFL


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