Monday, March 17, 2014

Giants Acquire Thurmond & Demps. Rodgers-Cromartie Might Be Next

The New York Giants remain busy collecting as many pieces as they possibly can find this off-season. On Sunday the Giants agreed to contracts with former Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond and former Kansas City Chiefs safety Quintin Demps.

Both players figure to have an immediate impact on the Giants secondary, which is also getting a major facelift this off-season. Demps is more of a return guy. He averaged 30.1 yards a return last year, and with New York missing out on Jacoby Jones, Demps makes sense. He can also play safety, where he had four interceptions for the Chiefs last season. He is a solid addition.

As for Thurmond, buyer beware. While was a member of the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl championship team, he only started three games for the Sehawks last season. He is better suited for a nickle cornerback, meaning that Big Blue is still in the market for a true corner to balance the secondary.

What does this mean for the Giants? Well they are in the middle of discussions with Domique Rodgers-Cromartie, the cousin of former Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie. According to several reports, Rodgers-Cromartie has been interviewing with both the Jets and Giants, and could be deciding between one of them.

He had a physical with the Jets on Sunday, but left without signing a contract. He is now scheduled to have a phyiscal with the Giants on Monday, which might mean Big Blue will beat the Jets out for Cromartie's services.

If Cromartie signs with the Giants, he will give Big Blue a true threat in the secondary, something they have been lacking for a few years. It would also be another black eye for the Jets, who have been striking out in the cornerback market this off-season.

We should know more Monday afteroon, as to where Rodgers-Cromartie goes next.

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