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“Crazy situation” lands Coty Sensabaugh with New York Giants

New cornerback hopes to be able to contribute quickly

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Coty Sensabaugh, the newest member of the New York Giants, began this season as a free-agent acquisition tasked with replacing Janoris Jenkins with the Los Angeles Rams. After an aborted, unsuccessful stay in L.A, Sensabaugh now finds himself in New York playing with Jenkins.

“Crazy situation,” is how Sensabaugh described it on Tuesday.

The Rams, apparently unhappy with Sensabaugh’s play, deactivated him for Week 4 and then released him. The Giants, needing help with Eli Apple injured again and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie playing through a groin injury, picked him up Tuesday and waived rookie Michael Hunter.

So, what happened in L.A., where Sensabaugh lasted only three games into a three-year deal? “Too much to explain,” Sensabaugh said.

“The week leading up to it, me and my agent were discussing that it could be a possibility. It was my first time ever being cut so it’s a new experience. Everything happens for a reason. The Giants were ironically the first team to call me during free agency. They were signing Janoris (Jenkins) so I was like, ‘That doesn’t leave much room for me.’ Ironically, I ended up being here. Crazy.”

Sensabaugh, a five-year veteran, said the Giants told him to “just come in and compete.”

Can he learn enough of the defense to contribute Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens?

“That’s the goal. We’ll see what happens,” Sensabaugh said. “I’ve never been in a situation like this.”

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