While you were sleeping the New York Giants were still working in NFL Free Agency, signing safety/kickoff returner Quintin Demps. Demps played last season for the Kansas City Chiefs. The Giants will be the 28-year-old six-year veteran's fourth NFL team.
Demps will add safety depth. The Giants alread have Antrel Rolle, Will Hill, Stevie Brown and Cooper Taylor at the safety position. More attractive to the Giants, however, might have been Demps' ability as a kickoff returner. The Giants missed earlier in free agency in efforts to sign return men Jacoby Jones and Ted Ginn Jr. Demps averaged 30.1 yards with one touchdown on 33 kickoff returns for the Chiefs last season. For his career, Demps has averaged 27.4 yards on 96 returns. Demps has never returned punts.
The Giants have been active in free agency, and have continued this weekend to try to improve a team that has missed the playoffs two straight seasons. The Giants are scheduled to host Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, the best cornerback left on the free-agent market, today in East Rutherford.
Giants' Free Agency Scorecard
Jon Beason -- Signed three-year, $19 million deal with Giants ($7 million guaranteed).
Justin Tuck -- Signed two-year, $11 million deal with the Oakland Raiders.
Linval Joseph -- Signed with the Minnesota Vikings.
Hakeem Nicks -- Almost certainly out the door. The questions are to whom and for how much.
Trumaine McBride -- Re-signed to two-year, $3.1 million deal.
Stevie Brown -- Re-signed with the Giants. Deal reportedly one-year, $4 million.
Josh Brown -- Re-signed with the Giants.
Curtis Painter -- Re-signed with the Giants. Deal is for one year, $795,000.
Peyton Hillis -- Re-signed to two-year, $1.8 million deal.
Keith Rivers -- Signed two-year, $5 million deal with Buffalo Bills.
Ryan Mundy -- Signed with the Chicago Bears. [Full story]
Jim Cordle -- Not tendered.
Henry Hynoski -- Returning to Giants. Signed one-year deal with $750,000 salary and $250,000 signing bonus
Da'Rel Scott -- Not tendered
Spencer Paysinger -- Received $1.431 million RFA tender
Mark Herzlich -- Re-signed to one-year, $775,000 deal
Dallas Reynolds -- Received ERFA tender
OG Geoff Schwartz -- Signed four-year, $16.8 million deal ($5.75M guaranteed)
RB Rashad Jennings -- Signed four-year, $10 million deal ($2.98M guaranteed)
C J.D. Walton -- Signed two-year, $5 million deal ($3M guaranteed)
LB Jameel McClain -- Signed two-year deal with a maximum value of $6 million, per reports
S/KR Quintin Demps -- Contract details unknown
CB Walter Thurmond -- Signed one year, $3.5 million deal