The Giants lost Kenny Phillips in the summer and hope that newly-drafted safety Cooper Taylor can fill his void.
Heading into the NFL Draft on Thursday, look for the Giants to fill many holes on defense in the seven rounds. That doesn’t mean, of course, that general manager Jerry Reese will use the 19th pick overall to take a defensive player.
“It’s great to be back,” Ross told the Giants’ official website. “Words can’t explain. I’m very excited to be back here.”
The Philadelphia Eagles have made a splash in their defensive backfield, signing cornerback Cary Williams and former Giant Kenny Phillips.
The Giants have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with linebacker Keith Rivers, according to multiple sources. In his first season with Big Blue the 26-year-old played in 11 games, recording 44 combined tackles.
It all depends on how fast, and how well, Thomas can get that knee back into shape. It may never happen, despite his best efforts. But the hard-nosed Thomas will certainly give it his best shot. That’s just part of his mental makeup.
To say that Brown has earned a permanent starting spot in the Giants’ secondary next year is a gross understatement. The man has been a virtual turnover machine since stepping in full time on October 7 against Cleveland.
There is an obvious reason why the Giants went from a Super Bowl champion to a frustrated team that missed the playoffs. It’s consistency.
The only real answer to the current question is simple. Sometimes, things just don’t fall right, even for a defending Super Bowl champion.
The Giants aren’t giving up despite not being in control of their playoff destiny.
“Your back is against the wall,” Coughlin said. “You don’t have any choice. What we really want is right there for us. There is only one way to get it, and it’s not like playing like we did (on Sunday).”
Giants coach Tom Coughlin said that he has not ruled out running back Ahmad Bradshaw from Sunday’s matchup in Atlanta, despite a knee injury.
Hakeem Nicks missed practice time, but will start against the Saints.
The Saints’ four-headed rushing attack could cause problems for the Giants on Sunday.
Phillips practiced on a limited basis Friday for the Monday night game against Washington and expects to play.