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Eric Weddle subject of New York Giants trade interest

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The New York Giants are in an intriguing position at the mid-point of the 2015 NFL season.

The Big Blue are in first place in the NFC East and have failed to score fewer than 20 points in a game just once this season thanks to a potent offense. But, with a 4-4 record and the most porous defense in the league, there is much room for improvement.

Trade talk

And, with the NFL trade deadline expiring at the close of play today, it looks like the Giants could be preparing a move to address the issue as we speak.


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According to a Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, the Giants are one of four franchises who have contacted the San Diego Chargers about three-time Pro Bowl safety, Eric Weddle.

Weddle's status with the Chargers has been in doubt since the offseason when the franchise failed to hand the 30-year-old a new deal, and it looks like New York could be trying to take advantage of the situation today.

The arrival of a player of the calibre of Weddle would be a huge boost for New York as they look to cement their position as playoff candidates moving forward.

Help needed

The Giants have given up the most passing yards in the NFL and their secondary has been hurting since the likes of Prince Amukamara and Jon Beason joined Jason Pierre-Paul on the sidelines.

Weddle himself has been dealing with a groin injury of late, but, should New York manage to complete a trade, it would certainly be a big statement of intent.

In 130 games for San Diego, he has 815 tackles, 67 pass deflections, 19 interceptions and five forced fumbles.

The Chargers, for their part, are denying that they are shopping their 2007 second-round pick. But, as we all know, anything can happen between now and the 4 P.M. ET trade deadline.

Giants fans: Who should your team trade for? Have your say in the comments below...

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