According to James Kratch of NJ.com, the New York Giants have “almost no chance” of signing free agent cornerback Darrelle Revis.
Most fans are probably asking: “well, why would the Giants even be interested in a player like Revis, as he plays a position they don’t need?”
Yes, Janoris Jenkins, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and Eli Apple make up one helluva trio at cornerback, but after those three, the team lacks much NFL experience/production.
New York would then be relying upon players like Michael Hunter, Valentino Blake, Donte Deayon, and DaShaun Amos if any of the three starters were hurt or weren’t on the field.
Kratch adds that Revis is not an option for the Giants because of the salary he’s seeking – around $8 million – even though they pulled off a deal for a veteran defensive back last season when they signed Leon Hall.
Kratch says “don’t be surprised” if the Giants roll with their current group heading into this upcoming season, with free agent Alterraun Verner as the most “realistic” option if they do in fact sign a veteran defensive back.