The Giants went into the offseason with a desire to land some new blood at safety as they try to improve their defensive performance in 2015.
The top free agent safeties had other ideas. Devin McCourty, Rahim Moore, Ron Parker, Da’Norris Searcy, Tyvon Branch and Darian Stewart have all landed deals elsewhere and any thoughts of an Antrel Rolle return were dashed when he signed with the Bears. That may leave the team to turn back to another member of the 2014 squad.
Jordan Raanan of NJ.com reports that the Giants continue to talk to Stevie Brown about re-signing with the team. Brown started eight games for the Giants last year and 11 in 2012 with the 2013 season wiped out by a torn ACL. The pre-injury Brown was a much more effective player than the one they had last season, which makes the fact that he’s already had foot surgery this offseason a somewhat troubling development.
With the ninth pick in the first round, the Giants will have a shot at the draft’s top safety although that might be a bit too high for Alabama’s Landon Collins to come off the board. One way or another, though, the Giants are going to have to address the spot because Nat Berhe and Cooper Taylor are the only options in the house right now.