The New York Giants are adding some badly needed depth at cornerback.
Mike Garafolo of the Star-Ledger reports that the Giants will sign veteran Brian Williams.
Williams was the best of a bunch of cornerbacks who tried out for the Giants today. Other veterans the Giants kicked the tires on included former Eagles cornerback Lito Sheppard and former Lions cornerback Dre Bly.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin said he thinks Williams can step in and contribute immediately.
“Well, he’s a veteran, he knows how to play,” Coughlin said. “He’s been a good, physical blitzer. And we’re in need of someone that can learn some things real quick.”
The Giants were desperate for cornerback help after losing Terrell Thomas and Brian Witherspoon for the season on Monday night, having previously lost Bruce Johnson for the season and Prince Amukamara for at least the first month of the season.
The 32-year-old Williams played in all 16 games for the Falcons last year, starting one.