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Antonio Hamilton: 4 things to know about new Giants cornerback

Raiders writer says Hamilton is a “good get by the Giants”

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When the New York Giants kept only four cornerbacks on their initial 53-man roster, it seemed clear that they would be using free agency and the waiver wire to supplement that position. One of the six players they were awarded on waivers Sunday was cornerback Antonio Hamilton, formerly of the Oakland Raiders.

As he did with defensive end Mario Edwards, Levi Damien of SB Nation’s Silver and Black Pride, graciously answered some questions to help us get to know more about Hamilton, a 25-year-old in his third NFL season.

Ed: Why did the Raiders let him go?

Levi: I think they should have kept Antonio Hamilton. But Gruden likes his oldsters like Leon Hall and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

Ed: What are his strengths?

Levi: He’s talented. Put on the film of this preseason and you see some sticky coverage from him. He also plays well on special teams. Good get by the Giants.

Ed: Weaknesses?

Levi: Honestly I can’t pinpoint a specific weakness. That’s certainly not to say he doesn’t have any, I just don’t want to bullshit my way through this answer.

Ed: Anything about him off the field or as a person we should know?

Levi: He is a good dude off the field. Though unless you love scripture, he’s not much of a Twitter follow.

Thanks to Levi for taking the time.