The Giants officially signed safety Stevie Brown to strengthen their beleaguered secondary, To make room on the roster, the Giants terminated the contract of linebacker Victor Butler. Brown signed with the Houston Texans on May 1 and Big Blue wasted little time in inking him to a deal.
Originally signed by New York on April, 3, 2012, Brown tallied eight interceptions and a franchise-best 307 interception return yards that year.
In 2013, Brown missed the entire season after tearing his left anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in a preseason game vs. the Jets.
Last season Brown returned to the field healthy and took part in all 16 games including eight starts, but he quickly fell out of favor with defensive coordinator Perry Fewell and lost his place in the starting lineup. . In 2014 Brown amassed 36 tackles (28 solo), a pass defensed, a sack and two special teams tackles.
The Giants’ safety group has been decimated by injuries including season-ending injuries to: Bennett Jackson, Mykkele Thompson and Justin Currie.
Additionally, Nat Berhe underwent surgery Saturday to repair a calf injury.