The New York Giants are bringing back an old friend to give them some depth in the secondary. Aaron Ross has agreed to a one year deal with the club. Terms of the deal are not available as of this post and he will need to pass a physical.
Ross left the team last year after signing a three year deal worth $9.75 million with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jacksonville released him after just one year with the club. He played in 14 games for the Jaguars last year, and started nine of them. He only had one interception for the club.
The benefit to bringing back Ross is that obviously he knows the system. He’s just one year out of it, so it won’t take long for him to pick it right back up. He can come in and compete with Jayron Hosley for the nickel spot, along with any other corner they may bring in whether in the draft or free agency.
I really like the move for the Giants. They did miss Ross last season in coverage, and bringing him back on just a one year deal is fine. There is no such thing as a bad one year contract, it doesn’t matter who you are talking about, or what sport you are talking about. The Giants should look to add one more corner, whether it’s cheaply in free agency, or with a draft pick. Going into the season with these four is okay, however, there are some injury/performance risks with all these guys.