Eagles Cut Two CBs That Might Interest Giants
The Philadelphia Eagles released two cornerbacks on Saturday that the New York Giants – who admittedly are still building their secondary – may have some interest in.
Sidney Jones and Rasul Douglas were the two players waived by the Eagles after the team reportedly could not find trade partners for their services. Jones was a second round selection in the 2017 NFL Draft out of Washington and Douglas, who played at West Virginia, was taken a round later.
Both had fallen down the depth chart recently behind Darius Slay, Avonte Maddox, Nickell Robey-Coleman, Cre’Von LeBlanc and Craig James, who signed a 1-year extension on Friday.
The Giants have been behind the eight ball at cornerback all summer after DeAndre Baker got himself jammed up in an armed robbery incident in May and Sam Beal decided to opt out of the season due to Coronavirus concerns. Both players were considered to be in the running for a starting role across from free agent addition James Bradberry this fall.
Jones has been a disappointment and has had injury issues but overall, he just hasn’t shown the promise that made him first-round material at Washington. Douglas, a New Jersey native, fits the Giants’ mold a little better.
From Rotoworld: “Still only 25 with 18 starts (and 46 appearances) under his belt, Douglas is a strong candidate to be claimed off waivers and compete as a nickel option for a handful of suitors. He’s totaled 118 tackles and five interceptions in his three-year career.”
The Giants have been adding defensive backs all summer and may not believe Douglas is an upgrade over any of them. Right now, they have some hard decisions to make as it is. Claiming Douglas would add another tough cut for them.
Should the Giants decide to claim him, they will most likely gat him. They have fourth priority on the waiver wire behind only Cincinnati, Washington and Detroit.
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