The New York Giants have signed veteran defensive back Josh Gordy, per a report that came first from Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. Gordy, a five-year veteran, has experience at both cornerback and safety.
Gordy, 28, has played in 59 career games with 11 starts. He entered the league in 2010 as an undrafted free agent with the Green Bay Packers. He has also played for the St. Louis Rams and Indianapolis Colts. Gordy played 292 defensive snaps in 2014, earning a Pro Football Focus grade of -0.1. He had one interception, four passes defensed and a passer rating against of 120.3. In 2013, Gordy played 249 snaps and had a +1.1 PFF rating, also with one interception and four passes defensed. His passer rating against was 68.3.
The Giants have been in need of veteran safety help this offseason with Antrel Rolle in Chicago and Stevie Brown and Quintin Demps unsigned. This signing could perhaps be an indication that Brown is unlikely to be brought back.
Gordy is now the only safety on the roster who has started an NFL game. That doesn't mean he will be a starter for the Giants in 2015, or that the Giants can cross off safety as a need in the upcoming draft, but it means the depth chart does look a little better.