On Tuesday, the Giants will work out veteran safety Kerry Rhodes with the possibility of a contract offer to follow if all goes well. Rhodes played his last 3 seasons with the Cardinals after spending his first 5 seasons in East Rutherford with the Jets.
Rhodes has been a very effective player and has only missed 10 games in his 8 year pro career. It’s unclear why he’s gone so long this season without a contract offer, but some have speculated that it has less to do with his on-field play than with some offseason rumors regarding his personal life. Whatever the reason, it seems like a logical move for a Giants team that lost one of its would-be starting safeties before the season started and has given up more than 36 points in both of their losses to date. I’m not sure how Jerry Reese could fit Rhodes’ contract under the salary cap, even if he agrees to take the veteran minimum. But if the team can find a way to add Rhodes, Giants fans should be pretty happy with the move.