NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Prince Amukamara left one free-spending team for another Friday.
The free agent cornerback who played his first five seasons for the Giants signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars, ESPN reported. The contract is reportedly for one year.
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Amukamara, the Giants’ first-round draft pick in 2011, started 45 games over five years with New York, intercepting seven passes. He, however, battled injuries throughout his career, only playing in 16 games once.
The Giants were no longer in need of his services after signing former Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins to a five-year, $62.5 million contract Wednesday. Jenkins will start opposite Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
While the Giants have spent more than $200 million upgrading their defense in free agency, the Jaguars have also been busy. Jacksonville has also signed defensive end Malik Jackson, running back Chris Ivory and safety Tashaun Gipson.
Meanwhile, defensive end Robert Ayers, who led the Giants with 9.5 sacks in 2015, agreed to a three-year, $19.5 million deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.