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There's no question the Giants are still looking to beef up their defense this offseason, and the odds of them selecting a defensive player with the 10th overall selection in this month's NFL Draft are short money.

The club would love to grab a top pass rusher or safety high in the draft, but may be lured by the athelticism and speed of a cornerback who could help seal off its porous back end.

The Giants haven't shown much interest in the cornerback market since bagging the Rams' Janoris Jenkins on a five-year, $62 million deal within the first 24 hours of free agency this year. Former Arizona Cardinals cornerback Jerraud Powers came in last week for a visit, but left without a contract. The Giants do not seem eager to sign him or any of the other free agent defensive backs remaining on the market at the moment.

Tags: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Jayron Hosley, John Fennelly
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St. Louis Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins runs on to the field befell the game between the St. Louis Rams and the Seattle Seahawks during the first half at the Edward Jones Dome. (Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports Images)
St. Louis Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins runs on to the field befell the game between the St. Louis Rams and the Seattle Seahawks during the first half at the Edward Jones Dome. (Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports Images)

The Giants have made the signing of CB Janoris Jenkins official.

Jenkins' contract will be worth more than $12 million annually, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Overall, the deal will be worth $62.5 million over five years, according to Adam Schefter

The deal will guarantee $29 million, with $40 million possible over the first three years of the deal. 

Tags: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Jayron Hosley, Prince Amukamara, Trumaine McBride
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New York Giants cornerback Jayron Hosley defends against New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon LaFell at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USATSI)
New York Giants cornerback Jayron Hosley defends against New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon LaFell at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USATSI)

Giants cornerback Jayron Hosley and linebacker Devon Kennard are inactive for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is inactive as he serves his one-game suspension from last week's actions against Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman, and defensive tackle Markus Kuhn is also inactive.

Hakeem Nicks will start in place of Beckham, Mark Herzlich for Kennard and Jay Bromley for Kuhn.

Tags: Devon Kennard, Jay Bromley, Jayron Hosley, Mark Herzlich, Markus Kuhn
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Sep 24, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara (20) breaks up a pass intended for Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon (88) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Chris Faytok/NJ Advance Media for NJ.com via USA TODAY Sports (Chris Faytok/NJ Advance Media for NJ.com via USA TODAY Sports)
Sep 24, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara (20) breaks up a pass intended for Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon (88) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Chris Faytok/NJ Advance Media for NJ.com via USA TODAY Sports (Chris Faytok/NJ Advance Media for NJ.com via USA TODAY Sports)

After missing five games due to a partial pectoral tear, Prince Amukamara is back.
 
The oft-injured Giants cornerback will start opposite Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on Sunday as the team faces Washington in an NFC East tilt.
 
Before Amukamara sustained his injury, defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo was impressed with his level of play. Now that he's back in the fold, he's optimistic about this Giants secondary.
 
"We know he's a good football player," Spagnuolo said. "I really thought right before he got hurt, I thought he was really coming along and playing real well for us.
 
"Anytime you lose a player of Prince's caliber, it makes it a challenge. I think the guys have done a good job to this point. We're glad we have him back. … Hopefully he can knock the rust off really quick in the game and he can help us."
 
Jayron Hosley and Trumaine McBride took on larger roles with Amukamara sidelined, but that didn't lead to Spagnuolo changing up his defense.
 
That will remain the same as Amukamara returns to the starting lineup.
 
However, the defensive coordinator indicated there's a higher degree of confidence with both the Giants' starting cornerbacks back out there.
 
"I probably won't call anything differently now that he is in there," Spagnuolo said. "He's played in this league a long time, he's a solid pro, we rely on him as one of our real good football players, and to have one on either side, that being DRC (Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie), I think there is a sense of security there for us."

Tags: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Jayron Hosley, Prince Amukamara, Trumaine McBride, Sam Spiegelman

The Giants "have just put their toe in the water again" for Charles Woodson, the veteran defensive back agent's tells ESPN's Josina Anderson.

Two days ago, Woodson left his visit with Denver without receiving a contract offer, but the two sides reportedly remained in contact.

In addition to the Broncos, Woodson, 36, has visited with the Raiders, the only team known to have made an offer to the free agent.

Tags: Aaron Ross, Antrel Rolle, charles woodson, Corey Webster, eric reid, jayron hosley, New York Giants, prince amukamara, Ryan Mundy, Stevie Brown, Tyler Sash
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Signs point to the Giants drafting defensively in the first round of Thursday's NFL Draft, with linebacker, defensive line and defensive back heralded as positions of need.

That sentiment was echoed by ESPN's top NFL Draft insiders this week, as both Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. project New York to bolster its secondary with the 19th selection Thursday night.

In his final mock draft, McShay writes the Giants will select cornerback D.J. Hayden out of Houston.

Tags: Corey Webster, d.j. hayden, dee milliner, desmond trufant, jayron hosley, New York Giants, prince amukamara
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The NFL Draft is a mere three days away, so of course, all the rumors swirling around who is going to land where are beginning to heat up.

Numerous mock drafts have the Giants looking to bolster a couple different directions, including linebacker, offensive and defensive lines and the secondary. Among the players most commonly connected to Big Blue are linebackers Manti Te'o and Alec Ogletree, offensive tackle D.J. Fluker and cornerback Desmond Trufant.

Over the weekend, the New York Daily News diagnosed those same four positions as areas of need for the Giants in this year's draft, pointing out the linebacking unit lost Michael Boley and Chase Blackburn, and Mathias Kiwanuka has returned to the defensive line. It adds the offensive line -- aside from left tackle Will Beatty -- is aging; Justin Tuck and Kiwanuka are aging; and questions continue to surround cornerbacks Prince Amukamara and Jayron Hosley.

Tags: alec ogletree, Chase Blackburn, cornellius carradine, d.j. fluker, desmond trufant, jayron hosley, Justin Tuck, manti te'o, Mathias Kiwanuka, Michael Boley, New York Giants, prince amukamara, Will Beatty
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In Mel Kiper Jr.'s first two-round mock draft, the longtime NFL Draft prognosticator suggests the New York Giants will select a cornerback and linebacker, respectively, with their first and second-round picks.

At No. 19, Kiper projects the Giants to draft cornerback Desmond Trufant from the University of Washington. The 6-foot, 190-pound former Huskie impressed at the NFL Combine, solidifying his status as a first-round talent.

NFL.com compares Trufant to Cardinals cornerback Antoine Cason, praising him for his size, athleticism and short-area foot quickness. However, experts believe he'll have to improve his overall strength on the professional level.

Tags: antoine cason, Corey Webster, desmond trufant, jacquian Williams, jayron hosley, Keith Rivers, Mathias Kiwanuka, Michael Boley, New York Giants, prince amukamara, sio moore, Spencer Paysinger, Terrell Thomas, zak deossie
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There's a lot to like about Washington DB Desmond Trufant, whose draft stock has been rising of late.

The Giants have been connected to a number of different players with the 19th selection in April's NFL Draft, most of which has centered around the team's moves during free agency.

Among the names floated around have been Tyler Eifert, the tight end from Notre Dame, Alec Ogletree, the linebacker out of Georgia, and Datone Jones, the defensive lineman out of UCLA.

Tags: Aaron Ross, alec ogletree, Brandon Myers, Corey Webster, datonte jones, desmond trufant, jayron hosley, manti te'o, Michael Boley, New York Giants, prince amukamara, Terrell Thomas
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This version of the 9-7 Giants didn't translate into a Super Bowl-bound time.

As the media gathers in New Orleans, New York Giants players are watching from their couches as a new king of the football world is crowned on Sunday.

Owner John Mara and GM Jerry Reese expressed their dismay with the team missing out on the playoffs this season. Obviously, change is on the horizon.

Tags: Chase Blackburn, Corey Webster, Eli Manning, jayron hosley, Jerry Reese, John Mara, Justin Tuck, justin tucker, Keith Rivers, Kenny Phillips, kevin booth, Lawrence Tynes, manti te'o, mark herzlich, New York Giants, Osi Umenyiora, prince amukamara, Rocky Bernard, Sean Locklear, Stevie Brown, Tom Brady, Victor Cruz, Will Beatty
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This season, the Giants lacked their signature pass rush, which had lifted them over the Patriots in Super Bowls twice and had set the tone for the rest of their defense.

Whether it's via free agency, the draft or trades, the Giants need to upgrade their pass rush, which will allow their linebackers to focus more on stopping the revent and their defensive backs on generating turnovers.

The heart and soul of the Giants D: the defensive line. Let's begin there.

Tags: alec ogletree, Antrel Rolle, Brian Cushing, Brian Urlacher, Chase Blackburn, cliff avril, Corey Webster, danielle ellerbe, dwight freeney, israel idonije, Jason Pierre-Paul, jayron hosley, Justin Tuck, justin tyron, Keith Rivers, Kenny Phillips, kevin minter, kevin reddick, manti te'o, mark herlich, marvin austin, Michael Boley, New York Giants, Osi Umenyiora, prince amukamara, ray lewis, rey maulaluga, Rocky Bernard, Stevie Brown, tim dobbins
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Fifth-year cornerback Terrell Thomas is recovering from his third ACL injury.

With three years before he hits the free agent market, Giants general manager Jerry Reese is considering new ways to use ?to use Thomas, including moving him to safety.

"Terrell obviously has the multiple knee surgeries so he will have to tread lightly on that and see where he is physically," Reese said on Thursday during an interview on WFAN. "Right now, he is still rehabbing. We will definitely reach out to him and see where he is and see if he is going to be able to try to make another comeback."

Tags: Antrel Rolle, Corey Webster, jayron hosley, justin tyron, Kenny Phillips, New York Giants, prince amukara, Stevie Brown, Terrell Thomas, Will Hill
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Kenny Phillips, Prince Amukamara and Jayron Hosley are all listed as questionable for tomorrow' game against Philadelphia, thought all three are optimistic about their chances to play.

Phillips, who has missed nine games this season due to knee injuries, including the last three, said after practicing all week he feels ready to return to the field.

He felt that way last week, however, and was ruled out.

Tags: Corey Webster, jayron hosley, Kenny Phillips, New York Giants, prince amukamara, Stevie Brown
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Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell won't officially rule out safety Kenny Phillips for Sunday's contest in Atlanta. Nor would he hint as to what Prince Amukara's status is.

It's a next man up mentality for Big Blue. And since a number of role players have played well in the absence of the starters, Fewell is confident his defense will show up in a big way on Sunday.

"Consistency is always the issue. Most of the time, our guys are pretty good about trying to get on the field," Fewell said. "But you do miss the consistency in trying to put together a plan that includes people that you hope will be there on game day vs. people that may be there on game day."

Tags: jayron hosley, Julio Jones, Kenny Phillips, New York Giants, Perry Fewell, prince amukamara, Roddy White
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Giants? secondary coach Peter Giunta addressed the media Tuesday to discuss the secondary?s performance from this past weekend?s game against the Bengals.

The obvious area of emphasis was the very first drive in which the Giants allowed Andy Dalton to hit A.J. Green on 56-yard touchdown pass in which the secondary looked completely confused.

Stevie Brown was supposed to slide over in coverage, but Corey Webster should have realized, according to Giunta, what was going on as the veteran guy.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Corey Webster, defense, giants, jayron hosley, NY Giants, peter giunta, Editorial Aside, prince amukamara, secondary coach, Stevie Brown
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First Quarter Blues

The Giants defense should have had a stronghold on the Browns this afternoon, but early on they came out flat. Consequently, the Browns? rookies burned ?em.

Trent Richardson, who said he would find running lanes against the G-Men, showed he?s a man of his word.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Antrel Rolle, Brandon Weeden, Browns, Chase Blackburn, Cleveland Browns, giants, Giants-Browns, Giants Defense, Jason Pierre-Paul, jayron hosley, joe thomas, Josh Gordon, Kenny Phillips, Editorial Aside, Stevie Brown, trent richardson
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Ramses Barden, Hakeem Nicks, Rocky Bernard, Jayron Hosley and Kenny Phillips have all been ruled out of Sunday's game v. the Cleveland Browns.

None of the?aforementioned?five participated in Thursday's practice, so it's not a surprise they won't suit up on game day.

It's a crushing loss to the Giants' secondary, which is now without its starting safety and nickel cornerback. Stevie Brown and Tyler Sash are both candidates to fill in for Phillips.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Hakeem Nicks, Injuries, jayron hosley, Kenny Phillips, Ramses Barden, Rocky Bernard
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from Jimmy Kempski of Blogging the bEast....

Jayron Hosley had 9 picks at Virginia Tech in 2010, but fell all the way to the back end of the 3rd round because he struggled in 2011, and then failed a drug test at the Combine.? Seriously, how dumb do you have to be to fail a drug test at the freaking?COMBINE. ?Well whatever? good for the Giants, because they may have a player on their hands. ?My Twitter buddy Jmpasq (great follow for anyone, but especially if you?re a Giants fan)?reminded me of Hosley?s past.

This reminded me of a great read by Rolling Stone?s Matt Taibbi,?an advocate for finding value in drafting ?the weed guy:?

DRAFT THE WEED GUY

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Last season, the Giants - as a team ? only returned 28 punts in the regular season. That was good (or bad) enough for 29th overall in that category in the NFL. When they did return a punt, they only gained 6.1 yards per attempt, ranking them 29th is that category as well.

A lot could be blamed on the fact that their primary punt returner ? Domenik Hixon ? went down for the season with a knee injury after only two games. Hixon returned 3 punts in those two games for a total of 31 yards with a long of 18.

In Hixon?s absence, several players fielded punts: Victor Cruz, Antrel Rolle, Will Blackmon and Aaron Ross. None did anything of significance. Ross actually had only one more return (14) that he had fair catches (13).

Tags: Giants Special Teams, jayron hosley, jerrel jernigan, New York Giants News, Tom Quinn
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Rookie CB Jayron Hosley has the potential to beat out Domenik Hixon and Jerrel Jernigan for the Giants' punt return duties this season. At Virginia Tech, Hosley averaged 12 yards per attempt and had TDs of 64 and 80 yards.


Tags: Domenik Hixon, Giants Special Teams, jayron hosley, jerrel jernigan, New York Giants News
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Giants' third-round selection Jayron Hosley held a conference call with the media today. His spun some yarns about his college roomie at VT (Giants first-round pick, David Wilson), compared himself to some of the league's most talented CBs and told reporters he came our of college early because the college game was getting too easy for him....

Q: How excited were you to know you were taken by the Giants?

Tags: 2012 NFL Draft, jayron hosley, New York Giants
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Giants' GM Jerry Reese has been collecting cornerbacks and safeties at a noticeable rate this offseason. With all the additions and the return of the injured Terrell Thomas it would seem there would be no room for another major talent.

But the Giants, who were handed the NFL's toughest schedule this season, feel you can never have enough pass rushers and pass defenders. They have one solid starter in Corey Webster, and teamed with Thomas - who led the team in tackles in 2009 and 2010, gives the Giants a formidable duo.

Tags: 2012 NFL Draft, jayron hosley, New York Giants
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With their third round pick (95th overall) the Giants selected Virginia Tech Cornerback Jayron Hosley.

With Corey Webster, Terrell Thomas and Prince Amukamara, cornerback is not truly a need. However, Thomas and Amukamara's recent injury history make it a question mark. Cornerback is a premium position, especially in today's pass-happy NFL, so the pick makes sense.

Hosley is fast, athletic, and has a playmaker's instinct. He only picked off three passes in 2011, but that could be due to teams shying away from throwing the ball his way. He was a true ball-hawk in 2010, picking off nine passes.

Tags: jayron hosley, Jerry Reese, New York Giants, New York Giants News, nfl draft
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