Giants Have A Big Weekend – Sign Two DB’s
The Giants helped themselves in the defensive backfield in a big way between Saturday night and Sunday morning as New York added cornerback Walter Thurmond and safety Quintin Demps to their roster.
Thurmond, formerly with the Seattle Seahawks, had eight starts over three years (injured for several games in 2011 and 2012) and was used mostly in nickel packages.
The 5-foot-11, 190-pound corner played his most recent game at Met Life Stadium where he walked away with a Super Bowl ring. He now knows what it’s like to be part of a championship organization.
“Only 19 teams have won a Super Bowl,” Thurmond said. “To be a part of that group is a tremendous honor. The New York Giants have been able to do that four times in their history. When you do it once, you want to keep going back.”
The former Oregon Duck reportedly signed with the Giants for one year, $3.5 million.
Demps, who played with the Chiefs last year, had previously been with Philadelphia and Houston. Entering his free-agent off-season, Demps had a career year in Kansas City with four interceptions, 32 tackles and 10 passes defended.
Not to mention, the Giants have been looking for a return threat and found it in Demps, who was third in the NFL last year averaging 30 yards per kickoff return.
The 5-foot-11, 208-pounder got a welcoming reaction from fellow former Chief and newly signed Giant, offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz:
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) March 16, 2014
Less than a week into free agency, the Giants are quickly running out of cap space as they still look for depth at wide receiver and need to add a center as well.