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EAST RUTHERFORD [url=http://www.ravensfootballauthentics.com/iman-ma...] , N.J. (AP) — general manager Dave Gettleman and coach Pat Shurmur, the New York Giants were thinking some pieces in free agency might help them get back to the playoffs for only the second time since 2011.Yet, less than 24 hours before free agents could begin signing contracts, the Giants went from a contender to seemingly a team in disarray with the trade of star wide receiver Odell Beckham to the Cleveland Browns on Tuesday night.Not only did the Giants (5-11) lose their offensive catalyst of the last four seasons and one of the NFL most talented players, but it’s questionable if they got full value in return. The Browns sent them young safety Jabrill Peppers, the No. 17 pick overall in April’s draft and a third-round choice, Cleveland’s second in the round.It was baffling. Gettleman spent months saying he didn’t make the 26-year-old Beckham the NFL’s highest-paid receiver in late August to trade him. He also said teams should never give up on talent; Beckham’s antics often exasperated the Giants.Somehow, the GMs’ thought pattern changed in recent weeks.The deal is a clear indication the Giants are going to focus their offense on halfback Saquon Barkley, the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year.Coupled with the Beckham trade, the Giants also decided not to franchise safety Landon Collins, their leading tackler in each of his four seasons. He signed an $84 million deal with the Washington Redskins and New York got nothing immediately in return — except the right to now face him twice a year.The trade of Beckham also stuck the Giants with an extra $16 million in dead cap money, pushing the team’s total to more than $33 million in 2019.Gettleman now has to decide what to do with 38-year-old Eli Manning, who will carry a $23 million cap hit in the final year of his contract. There is no quarterback in waiting to replace him.The positives for the Giants are they now have 12 draft picks, including No. 6 and 17 overall, and can draft a quarterback or use the picks for edge rushers, wide receivers [url=http://www.ravensfootballauthentics.com/trace-m... McSorley Jersey[/url] , defensive backs or offensive linemen. They need a lot.Gettleman was not available for comment Wednesday. The team sent out a release confirming the trade along with one that sent Olivier Vernon to the Browns for guard Kevin Zeitler.“The New York Football Giants would like to thank Odell Beckham, Jr. for his contributions,” Gettleman said in a statement. “We truly wish him well in Cleveland, and we want to wish OV the best and nothing but success for both of them.”In an interview with Kim Jones of NFL Network, Beckham said he was processing the deal.“It is what it is. It’s life,” he told Jones.Besides the two first-round picks, the Giants will have one in the second, third and sixth rounds; two in the fourth; three in the fifth; and two in the seventh.“You can win while you build a roster,” Gettleman said. “We do have a plan, and this is a part of it.”The Giants’ first-round draft choice in 2014, Beckham played in 59 regular-season games and had 390 receptions for 5,476 yards and 44 touchdowns. The catches and receiving touchdowns are both the second-highest totals in Giants history, while the yardage total is fourth. Beckham was a Pro Bowler in each of his first three seasons and was the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2014. ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway flew to Boston on Saturday to interview New England Patriots linebackers coach and defensive play caller Brian Flores about the Denver Broncos‘ head coaching vacancy.Flores, 37, also interviewed with the Browns [url=http://www.cardinalsauthorizedshops.com/authent... 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Josh McDaniels lasted less than two seasons and was fired in the wake of a videotape scandal and a 5-17 slide.A month later, Elway joined the front office and hired John Fox.Now, Elway’s looking for his fourth head coach in six seasons following his mutual split with Fox in 2015, Gary Kubiak’s stepping down for health reasons in 2017 and Joseph’s dismissal in 2019.Other candidates who have interviewed for the Broncos’ job this time around are Rams QBs coach Zac Taylor, ex-Colts head coach Chuck Pagano and Steelers O-line coach Mike Munchak.The Broncos plan to interview Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio on Monday in Chicago.The Broncos’ vacancy is one of eight head coach openings in the NFL but isn’t as glamorous as those in Green Bay, Cleveland or New York (Jets), where those teams already have their franchise quarterback in place.The Broncos’ QB carousel since Peyton Manning’s retirement has included four starters — Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler, Paxton Lynch and Case Keenum, who had a disappointing debut season in Denver after signing a two-year [url=http://www.cardinalsauthorizedshops.com/authent...] , $36 million deal last spring.Regardless of who Elway hires, star cornerback Chris Harris Jr. said he expects wholesale changes on the Broncos roster: “I see it as a big rebuild coming on. I see it as a tidal wave.”Harris said the Broncos can’t waste any more time running a flip-phone offense and old-school defense at a time when the league has adopted college concepts such as the read-pass option.“We’ve got to hurry up fast,” Harris said.That’s a sentiment Elway certainly agrees with, although he’s loath to use the term “rebuild.”Elway said he won’t lower his expectations with a first-year coach in 2019, insisting, “We’re not that far off.”Elway said he just needs to hire the right coach, give him the right staff and make the right draft picks and the Broncos can be back in the playoff mix this time next year.“That’s just the way I’m built,” Elway said. “At 58, the desire, the drive is there, it’s as great as it’s ever been. Like I said, the older I get, the more I dislike losing. I don’t know where that comes from. But it just adds more fuel to that fire. That’s why it’s a great challenge for me and the rest of our staff to get this thing straightened away.”