East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) - In an effort to add secondary depth,
the New York Giants brought in a pair of players Thursday that included one
Cornerback Aaron Ross will be rejoining the Giants following a one-year hiatus
from his original team, while Big Blue also brought in former Pittsburgh
safety Ryan Mundy on an undisclosed contract.
Ross, New York's first-round selection in the 2007 draft, was a starter on two
Super Bowl champion teams during his five-year tenure with the team and
recorded career-highs of 60 tackles, four interceptions and 12 passes defensed
in 2011. The 30-year-old was not re-signed by the Giants following that
season, however, and subsequently inked a three-year deal with the
Jacksonville Jaguars last March.
The Jaguars released Ross last week, though, following a disappointing 2012
campaign in which he had just three passes defensed and no interceptions while
starting nine of 14 games.
Mundy had spent each of his first four NFL seasons with the Steelers and
compiled 130 tackles and one interception in a reserve role. The 28-year-old
is expected to back up returnees Stevie Brown and Antrel Rolle at the safety
spots after the Giants lost former first-round pick Kenny Phillips to the
rival Philadelphia Eagles through free agency earlier on Thursday.
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