This would be a welcome addition to the Giants defense. Grant was a key player for defensive coordinator Perry Fewell a season ago, often playing a linebacker-type role as the third safety in the Giants' three-safety package. Grant, 32, had three interceptions, 10 passes defensed last season and 72 tackles.
Ross did not play particularly well Saturday in the preseason opener against Carolina, missing a couple of tackles and too often being in trail mode in pass coverage. Rookie sixth-round pick Tyler Sash played well against the run, even forcing a fumble, but struggled in pass coverage.
Grant had been thought to be seeking a team that would make him a full-time starter. He won't be that with the Giants, but the 11-year veteran will be an upgrade and will provide the team with experienced depth at safety -- something they do not currently have.