Giants add veteran CB and third-year LB

The New York Giants added depth this week signing a veteran cornerback and third-year linebacker.

The New York Giants have announced two depth signings on defense, adding cornerback Josh Gordy and linebacker Ryan Jones.

Gordy, an NFL journeyman, joins the Giants as a six year veteran with 59 games of playing experience. The former Central Michigan University standout played his last three seasons with the Indianapolis Colts where he was utilized in a rotational role, and was often “the-next-man-up” when injuries in the secondary occurred. Gordy adds versatility to the Giants secondary as he has experience at both cornerback and free safety.

The former undrafted free agent has exceeded many scouts NFL expectations; Gordy has compiled an NFL resume consisting of 103 tackles, five interceptions, 12 passes defended and even a sack. Despite being a six year veteran, Gordy can also still contribute on special teams, where he also performed well with the Colts.

The Giants other depth signing comes with less of an NFL resume, but was still a standout at his perspective college. Ryan Jones entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2013, where he signed with the Baltimore Ravens. Unfortunately, Jones potential was soon derailed after he signed with the Ravens. Jones suffered a foot injury which lead to his eventual release in the same season.

Despite never playing a game in the NFL, Jones totaled 127 tackles and 10.5 sacks at Montana Tech, and even tallied an interception during his tenure. While the competition at Montana Tech isn’t at the NFL level, Jones still boasts a strong physical skillset that can benefit the Giants linebacking core.

Both of these signing are not blockbuster additions, but bolster the team’s roster in terms of depth and insurance. Gordy and Jones would lavish the opportunity to step up in the event of an injury and make a positive impact for the Giants.

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