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Coty Sensabaugh signing: New York Giants add cornerback depth

Giants add experienced player in secondary

NFL: Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers
Coty Sensabaugh
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The New York Giants, with Eli Apple ailing with hamstring and groin injuries and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie playing through a groin injury, are adding cornerback Coty Sensabaugh. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Jordan Ranaan.

Sensabaugh is a five-year veteran signed to a three-year, $15 million deal with the Los Angeles Rams in the offseason to replace Janoris Jenkins, who, of course, is now with the Giants. The Rams released Sensabaugh last week. Here is SB Nation’s Turf Show Times on Sensabaugh’s brief stay in Los Angeles:

After a rough preseason and a miserable start to the regular season, it became clear that the signing of Sensabaugh was a disaster. Sensabaugh lost his starting job to Troy Hill, who then lost his starting job to E.J. Gaines. Sensabaugh was not activated last week due to his poor performance. ... In fairness, the Rams made the right move to move on from their mistake. They realized that Sensabaugh was not an asset and that keeping him did not do the team any good. It was best for them to part ways and look for a different solution at cornerback.

Ouch! Those words, and the fact that the Rams moved on so quickly from the 27-year-old Sensabaugh, are hardly a ringing endorsement.

Sensabaugh was a fourth-round pick by the Tennessee Titans in the 2012 NFL Draft and spent four seasons there. He has 29 starts in 62 career regular season games.

The Giants have not officially announced the signing. Nor has a corresponding roster move been announced. Art Stapleton of The Record is reporting that rookie cornerback Michael Hunter will be be waived to make room for Sensabaugh.

The Giants also promoted linebacker Deontae Skinner from the practice squad and waived defensive tackle Montori Hughes.