Jayron Hosley has had a rough start to his NFL career. Is there any hope he can turn things around with the New York Giants. Let's look at Hosley as we continue our player-by-player profiles of the Giants' 90-man roster.
2013 Season In Review
After a rocky rookie season in 2012, the Giants hoped Hosley would step forward and become a key member of the their secondary, most likely at slot corner. That did not happen. Terrell Thomas won the job as the Giants' slot corner, and Hosley barely saw the field. He did play in 11 games, missing five with leg injuries and starting one. Hosley played only 116 defensive snaps. It was a second straight disappointing season for the 2012 third-round draft pick.
2014 Season Outlook
Cloudy, at best. Hosley appeared buried on the Giants depth chart after they added Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Walter Thurmond and Zack Bowman in free agency, along with re-signing Trumaine McBride, drafting Bennett Jackson and still having promising second-year man Charles James. The fact that Hosley will be suspended for the first four games of the 2014 season after violating the NFL's substance abuse policy isn't going to help.
My guess is that the Giants keep Hosley until he has served his suspension and make a decision on what to do with him after that. If the Giants are healthy at cornerback Hosley might be deemed expendable and released. If they have suffered injuries Hosley could be activated to provide depth.
Either way, after doing very little his first two seasons and now missing 25 percent of his third due to a suspension, it is tough to see Hosley having any major impact on the Giants in 2014.