NFL Free Agency: New York Giants Add To Defense

By jason evans
Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants continued to make moves yesterday to make changes along their defense. They may not be the best players in the world, however, they will provide a little bit of depth.

First off, Kenny Phillips is gone. He signed with the division rival Philadelphia Eagles for one year. The Giants made their best efforts to re-sign him, however, they couldn’t agree to terms that they each wanted. The team moved on though and signed former Pittsburgh Steeler Ryan Mundy.

Mundy plays both safety positions, which is something the Giants can use when they go to a three safety look. They have beefed up the depth in the secondary by bringing back Aaron Ross and Terrell Thomas along with Mundy. Mundy had 39 tackles last year and played in all 16 games for the Steelers.

The team added depth at linebacker by re-signing Keith Rivers. Rivers played in 11 games and started at both outside linebacker positions. He was brought in last year in a trade with the Cincinnati Bengals. Rivers is a bit injury prone, however, he can come in a provide depth. The Giants will continue to add to the linebacker corps via either free agency or the draft. They simply aren’t good enough at that position right now. They have Rivers, Spencer Paysinger, Jacquain Williams and Mark Herzlich. That’s not going to get it done.

The Giants aren’t done at adding to their defense. They still have some holes to fill and some depth to add. Let’s see what they do over the next few weeks.

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