Giants sign CB Cousin

The Giants strengthened their secondary with the addition of cornerback Terry Cousin. <BR><BR>

An eight-year veteran, Cousin played the last two seasons with the Carolina Panthers after previous stops in Chicago, Atlanta and Miami. He has played 98 regular season games, with 43 starts.

"I'm glad to be here and glad to be around coaches who want me and to be someplace where I can contribute," Cousin said. "I think I can do very well here. There are a lot of things I can do for this team. I'm ready to play. We're ready to turn this thing around."

In 2003, Cousin started 13 games at left cornerback for the NFC Champion Panthers. He lost his starting job because of a late-season calf injury but was still the first cornerback to enter the game against three and four wide receiver sets during Carolina's playoff run.

In the regular season, Cousin had 57 tackles (40 solo), two sacks and five passes defensed. He added 14 tackles (nine solo) in the playoffs, including six (two solo) in the Super Bowl XXXVIII loss to New England, when he also knocked down two passes.

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