The New York Giants have a potentially major concern at the cornerback position. So, it should come as no surprise that they could be looking at Orlando Scandrick, formerly of the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys.
Rumors have surfaced that the Giants could look to the veteran corner to reinforce their shaky secondary.
Washington cut Orlando Scandrick. Paid him $1mil for half a camp. Already has interest. Keep an eye on Giants and Dolphins among others.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) August 14, 2018
Washington signed Scandrick to a two-year, $6.85 million contract in the 2018 offseason. He was released on Tuesday, just five months after signing in Washington.
Football Outsiders liked the signing when Washington made the move, stating that Scandrick could have one of the best performances for the money among the free agent corners.
Drfted in the fourth round of the 2008 draft by the Dallas Cowboys, Scandrick isn’t a “shut down” corner. At 31 years old, the 5-foot-10, 190-pound veteran has been a reliable enough defender against both the run and the pass as a complementary piece.
The Giants are up against the salary cap, with a little over a million dollars’ worth of room at the moment. Working in the Giants’ favor, if they are really interested in Scandrick, is the fact that he has already received $1 million from Washington in guaranteed money. As well, they can still create cap room by restructuring contracts and with creative cap management when they reach a deal with Odell Beckham Jr.
So Giants’ fans, would you want to see the Giants sign Scandrick?