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Giants roster moves - Giants trade for CB Keion Crossen, place three on IR

The Giants add to their secondary depth

NFL: AFC Divisional Round-Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants have acquired cornerback Keion Crossen from the Houston Texans.

Crossen was originally drafted out of Western Carolina by the New England Patriots in the 7th round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He was traded by the Patriots to the Texans in 2019 for a conditional future pick.

He has a reputation as a special teams player, playing 59 percent of the Texans special teams snaps the past two years. He also started four games as a cornerback on the Texans’ defense. At 5-foot-10, 185 pounds, Crossen would likely transition inside to the slot when he is on the field as a defender for the Giants.

Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network confirms the report, adding that the Giants are trading a 2023 sixth round pick for Crossen.

The Giants have placed OL Kyle Murphy (ankle), LB T.J. Brunson (ACL), and S Joshua Kalu (torn pectoral) on the injured reserve list.

Stay with Big Blue View for more Giants roster moves as they continue to churn their roster and cut down to 85 players before their game against the Cleveland Browns this weekend.