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B.W. Webb part of Giants’ competition for reserve cornerback jobs

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Journeyman defensive back was out of the league in 2017

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B.W. Webb. Sounds like an insurance company. In a way, that is what is what Webb, a journeyman cornerback, is for the New York Giants.

Webb is one of the many unheralded cornerbacks the Giants brought in throughout the offseason as they try to offset losing Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Ross Cockrell. Let’s look at Webb as we near the end of our profiles of the 90 players the Giants will bring to training camp.

The basics

Age: 28
Height: 5-foot-11
Weight: 190
Position: Cornerback
Experience: 5

2017 season

Webb signed with the Chicago Bears, but did not make the team. Released at the end of the preseason, Webb didn’t hook on with anyone until joining the Cleveland Browns for the final couple of weeks of the season. He never played in any games.

2018 outlook

The cornerback picture for the Giants looks like this — Janoris Jenkins, Eli Apple ... then what? The Giants took the unusual step of using a third-round pick on Sam Beal in the Supplemental Draft, but they still have questions at the position.

The Giants are hoping Webb can be part of the answer. The 28-year-old has played in 49 NFL games, starting 10, with four teams. He started eight games for the New Orleans Saints in 2016, making an interception and defending 11 passes.

Can Webb emerge with a roster spot? Perhaps, but the nagging question is why no one really came calling for Webb until the 2017 season was nearly over.