Giants add depth with lineman who earned another shot
The start of the free-agency negotiating period began at noon Monday, but the Giants did not even wait that long to find some help for their beleaguered offensive line. No, it is not a move-the-needle transaction, but they did fortify their depth by re-signing Jon Halapio, who had been an exclusive rights free agent.
Sherman then celebrated a Thanksgiving night win in a road game against the 49ers the following season by eating a turkey leg on the 50-yard line.
Now, the player who was reviled so much by 49ers fans is joining their team after the Seahawks decided he wasn’t worth his $13 million salary for 2018. San Francisco hopes he can make a big impact even as he turns 30 later this month and is coming off an Achilles tendon injury that cost him half of the 2017 season. Sherman also had a cleanup surgery on his opposite ankle during the offseason.
The 49ers had a glaring need at cornerback with 2017 third-round pick Ahkello Witherspoon and slot cornerback K’Waun Williams the only players under contract with extensive experience. The Niners believe Sherman can fill that role in a defense modeled by coordinator Robert Saleh after the one that had so much success in Seattle. Saleh was a former defensive assistant with the Seahawks.
The live streams will be produced by the MLB Network cable channel, but shown only on the Facebook Watch platform, which will allow games to be viewed on smartphones, tablets, computers, as well as Web-connected TVs.
The analyst added that it’s likely the MLB views this as more of a test than any sort of money-making endeavor, noting that afternoon games on weekdays typically aren’t marquee events.
You can test the hell out of throwaway games in a way that minimizes risk for both sides, Cakmak said.
Wing nearly lost his job in 2017. A source told The Post there were murmurs from the coaching staff to cut Wing at the bye week but the front office opted to stick with him.
Wing, 27, arrived in 2015 in a trade with the Steelers and held the Giants’ punting job for the past three seasons. The Australian-born Wing was a college teammate of Odell Beckham Jr.’s at LSU and the two are close friends. Wing was terrific in 2016 but could not sustain that excellence last season.