The New York Giants need cornerback help. Prince Amukamara, whom the Giants drafted in the first round back in 2011, just got released by the Las Vegas Raiders.
So, the discussion is an obvious one to have. Should the Giants pursue a reunion with Amukamara?
The Giants added cornerbacks Brandon Williams and KeiVarae Russell to the roster over the weekend. Both have NFL experience, but neither has the pedigree of the 31-year-old Amukamara.
Since the Giants drafted him, Amukamara has always been a solid player. He simply has never been a dynamic one, with only 10 interceptions in 133 career games.
Amukamara signed in Las Vegan during the offseason after three seasons with the Chicago Bears. He carried a cap number below $1 million and the Raiders will clear all but $50,000 of his $887,000 cap number, per Over The Cap.
The Giants, of course, have seen DeAndre Baker land on the Commissioner’s Exempt List and Sam Beal opt out. Their secondary has also been further depleted by the injury to rookie safety Xavier McKinney.
Amukamara had a passer rating against of 102.3 last season, per Pro Football Focus, well off his 89.3 career passer rating against. He surrendered completions on 62.1 percent of passes targeting him, right on his career percentage of 61.8.
Would you like to see the Giants reunite with Amukamara?