The New York Giants have signed free agent safety Jeromy Miles. The 27-year-old Miles, a five-year NFL veteran, will immediately become the most experiences safety on the Giants roster.
In corresponding roster moves, the Giants waived safety Justin Currie and Marcus Harris.
Miles, 6-foot-2, 215 pounds, has played in 67 NFL games with just three starts. He spent the first three seasons of his career with the Cincinnati Bengals and spent the last two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. Current Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo is familiar with MIles, having been in Baltimore the past two seasons. Spagnuolo was the Ravens secondary coach in 2014.
Miles started two games for Baltimore last season and had an interception, a pass defensed and two forced fumbles. In 335 snaps, he had a +5.4 Pro Football Focus rating (+5.2 vs. the pass). Miles surrendered just four completions while being targeted 10 times, and had a passer rating against of a miniscule 27.4. In 2013, Miles played only 10 defensive snaps.
Miles is a Voorhees, N.J. native who went to UMass.
Second-round pick Landon Collins figures to be one of the Giants' two starting safeties. Miles figures to compete with Nat Berhe and Cooper Taylor for the other starting spot.
Whether he ends up starting or not, the presence of an experienced player who is already familiar with Spagnuolo's defense, seems like a positive development.
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