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Giants 90-man roster breakdown: Can CB Chykie Brown earn a roster spot?

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Will the Giants trust Chykie Brown with a reserve cornerback role?

Chykie Browns defends a pass last season vs. the San Francisco 49ers.
Chykie Browns defends a pass last season vs. the San Francisco 49ers.
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When you suffer as many injuries as the New York Giants did in 2014 you have to pick up players other teams let go to fill out your roster. One of those players the Giants added last season was cornerback Chykie Brown. Let's focus on Brown as we continue profiling the 90 players the Giants will bring to training camp later this year.

2014 Season in Review

Brown played the final seven game of the season with the injury-riddled Giants after being waived as part of a shakeup of a struggling secondary by the Baltimore Ravens that came after a 43-23 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in which Pittsurgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw six touchdown passes.

Brown ended the season with a combined -11.5 score from Pro Football Focus, which included -6.9 in his seven games with New York. Quarterbacks has a passer rating of 110.7 against him, completing 32-of-51 passes (62.7 percent) for 530 yards and two scores.

2015 Season Outlook

Brown finds himself in an awkward spot. Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo was the Ravens' defensive backs coach last season when Brown was let go. We don't know if Spagnuolo was for or against that move, but it is potentially problematic for Brown. There was also a time earlier in the offseason when Brown expected to be moved to safety, but with the drafting of two safeties, the signing of Josh Gordy and the move of Bennett Jackson to safety that is apparently not happening.

Brown is in a group of players including Chandler Fenner, Trumaine McBride, Jayron Hosley and Mike Harris fighting for reserve spots behind Prince Amukamara and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Brown is experienced on the outside and would seem like a favorite to land one of those backup spots. Unless the Giants add more veteran help between now and when the season begins.