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Giants’ 90-man roster: CB Ronald Zamort another transplanted Cardinal

Zamort trying to — finally — break into an NFL lineup

NFL: AUG 28 Preseason - Cardinals at Texans
Ronald Zamort makes a tackle for the Arizona Cardinals in a 2016 preseason game.
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You can be forgiven if you don’t include Ronald Zamort when you think of cornerbacks likely to make the New York Giants. Perhaps you can even be forgiven if you didn’t know who Zamort was, or that he is on the team’s 90-man training camp roster.

The Giants have a plethora of young cornerbacks who have never played in an NFL game — DeAndre Baker, Julian Love, Corey Ballentine, Sam Beal, Henre’ Toliver.

Zamort is another one. Let’s find out more about who he is and how he got to the Giants as we near the end of our player-by-player profiles of the Giants’ 2019 training camp roster.

The basics

Height: 5-foot-10
Weight: 174
Age: 27
Position: Cornerback
Experience: 2

How he got here

You would never believe it, but Zamort is yet another player familiar to Giants defensive coordinator James Bettcher because of time spent with the Arizona Cardinals. Zamort signed with the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent out of Western Michigan in 2016, but did not make the roster.

Zamort spent a couple of weeks at the end of that season on Arizona’s practice squad, and then inked a reserve/futures deal with the Cardinals for 2017. He did well enough that he had begun taking first-team reps in training camp before suffering a torn ACL that landed him on season-ending injured reserve.

Zamort spent part of the 2018 season on the Giants’ practice squad and was then given a reserve/futures deal with the team.

2019 outlook

Zamort would have to be considered a massive long shot to make the team. With all the young players, along with holdovers Janoris Jenkins, Grant Haley, Tony Lippett and Antonio Hamilton, it’s hard to see a path for Zamort to make the roster. As for practice squad, his age (27) might work against him there.