It seemed inevitable when all the potential buyers of Ahmad Bradshaw's services dropped away, who brought in other RBs to satisfy their needs, that Bradshaw would accept the offer from the Giants and return. That seems to be what happened and it probably means that the Giants got Bradshaw in at a reasonable, cap-friendly price. Terms of the deal were not yet announced. The same will probably be true for Boss in short order as TE spots are also not open for Boss to look at.... in other words, it seems to be a buyer's market.
The big question mark is Steve Smith - not because many teams are pursuing him, but because his physical health is up in the air. My guess is all these situations will be resolved by the end of this week, perhaps by Wednesday, when the FAs are legally allowed to start practicing.
What happens if Osi's agent can't find a team to give up what the Giants are looking for in a trade and/or a team that will renegotiate his contract and give him what he wants financially? Does he come back into camp like a good soldier and bleed Giants blue suffering on his ~$4M salary? Or does he cut off his nose to spite his face, refuse to play for the paltry sum that the Giants are paying him and sit on the sidelines for 2011. I understand that Osi is a very proud man. Pride goeth before the fall.
Truthfully, there may not be many teams that will be willing to give up a 1st round draft choice (and potentially another starter) and pay Osi a cap-threatening sum. Once the agent got involved with making a deal, instead of the Giants just trading Osi themselves, the contract renegotiation became a requirement of the deal. It will also cut down the buyers. Would the Giants trade Osi inside the division, say to Dallas or Philadelphia? What are the parameters of the authority that the Giants gave to Osi and agent. I still say that there is at least a chance that Osi will not be traded and will end up playing for the Giants. If the Giants don't rip up his contract but give him an ego-soothing two year extension with some guaranteed money thrown in, he comes back in happy.