Giants sign Antwaun Molden

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Wednesday was an awfully busy day for the Giants.

They made a trade with the Bengals for linebacker Keith Rivers, signed offensive tackle Sean Locklear and capped their day by signing free agent cornerback Antwaun Molden. The move, which Molden announced on Twitter Wednesday night, gives the Giants a bit of depth in the secondary as well as a player who can contribute on special teams.

Molden played all 19 games the Patriots played in the regular season and playoffs last season. He started twice, picked off a pair of passes and had five tackles in the Super Bowl loss to his new teammates. He spent the first three years of his career in Houston and landed in New England off waivers before the start of the 2011 season.

With Terrell Thomas, Corey Webster and Prince Amukamara, the Giants are well positioned at the top of the depth chart at cornerback. Molden will be in the mix for snaps in sub packages behind that trio.

14 responses to “Giants sign Antwaun Molden

  1. Unlike in 2008, the Giants, even though they won a championship, they aren’t satisfied with their current roster. Keith Rivers is a win even if he doesn’t pan out considering they gave a 5th rounder. Locklear is depth on a very thin line, and Molden’s best quality is that now Antrel Rolle won’t need to move into the slot corner and can stay at saftey. Add another lineman, running back, and an outside threat in the draft and they’ll be in position for another ring.

  2. If the Pats signed Webb from the Ravens, I would understand letting Molden go. But we didn’t and our secondary is TERRIBLE. McCourty gets burned on a regular basis, our 2nd round draft pick Ras-I-Dowling spent the entire season on injured reserve, Sterling Moore is average at best, Edelman is a JOKE at CB and should never be put on anyone who is taller than 5’11. Kyle Arrington was a nice hit but he’s not a shutdown corner by any means. Couple that with a pass rush that has been suffering since 2004 and it’s no wonder why Superbowls are won with defense and we have none. I would say that the draft might save us but frankly, the Patriots haven’t drafted a DB or pass rusher worth a damn the last 5 or so years. Why, oh why, didn’t they pay Webb to come here? For the 31st overall pick, he’s better than any draft pick we could have.

  3. Molden was terrible for the Pats last year. He is a special teamer only. If you are bad on a very bad secondary, you’re not going to get any playing time behind the Giant’s very good secondary. Let’s not forget that he was leapfrogged on the depth chart by street free agents during the season.

  4. Maybe Molden wasn’t the problem but wasn’t he part of a secondary that was terrible in Hou (2010) and NE (2011)?

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