According to Ken Palmer of the GiantsInsider the Giants tried to get Braylon Edwards. Here is what Palmer is reporting.
The Giants offered the Browns the two draft picks they received from the Saints last year in exchange for TE Jeremy Shockey: a second-round pick and a fifth-rounder.
The Browns countered by asking for WR Steve Smith. The Giants said no. The Giants then offered either of two other WRs: Domenik Hixon or Mario Manningham. The Browns said no.
The talks died down after that last exchange, though they could pick up at draft time.
My guess is that it all depends on Plaxico’s legal situation. If he spends some time in the big house the Giants will have to fill the void somehow. It could be filled by the 6-3, 215-pound Edwards, who surely wowed the Giants with his five catches for 154 yards and a touchdown against them last season.
On a side note the Giants are expected to play in five prime time games next year. The full schedule won’t be released until sometime next month.