The Giants likely lost a starting safety for the year against the Jets on Saturday night.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Sunday that safety Stevie Brown tore his ACL while returning one of Geno Smith’s three interceptions in the first half of the game. Brown was set to start next to Antrel Rolle and was coming off a strong 2012 season that featured eight interceptions and two forced fumbles.
With Brown out, the Giants will likely turn to Ryan Mundy as their starter. Mundy was signed as a free agent this offseason after playing all 64 games for the Steelers over the last four years. The Giants also have Tyler Sash and 2013 fifth-round pick Cooper Taylor at safety.
The Giants haven’t announced any cuts officially yet, but linebacker Aaron Curry took to Twitter with a message that made it sound like he’ll be looking for a new place of employment.
“We have to understand its a sport and a business, it is NOT an evaluation of personal worth,” Curry wrote.
Art Stapleton of the North Jersey Record confirms that the fourth overall pick of the 2009 draft has indeed been cut by the Giants.