Dec 7, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive back Jim Leonhard (30) runs back an interception during the fourth quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Colts beat the Browns 25-24. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
The secondary is getting thin fast for the Giants. They need to bring in some help to fill the holes or this season may unravel pretty quickly. Available free agent corners are not top shelf guys at this time of the year but there is some value to be had. Veterans Jarrett Bush and Jim Leonhard are experienced pro’s who may fit the bill for the Giants.
9 year veteran and career long Packer Jarrett Bush has missed a total of 7 games since he entered the league in 2006. Bush was never relied on too heavily while in Green Bay but he played an excellent role as an extra corner back for that defense for a very long time. Bush can play corner and safety and would again add a veteran presence to a young roster. Bush is an instant upgrade over Jayron Hosley, Chandler Fenner, Josh Gordy, and Jeromy Miles any day.
Jim Leonhard is a hard nosed, tough, experienced defensive back who could help out any team on and off the field. Leonhard began his career in Buffalo as an undrafted rookie in 2005. His skills are no longer in line with his awareness and smarts on the field but Leonhard can line up and play center field with a natural instinct. He is a very fluid player who attacks the ball in the air as well as comes downhill to make a tackle. He has been around the league playing for 5 different franchises. He is a bit undersized, but any 5’8” defensive player that has been in the league for a decade can teach you alot about football. To go along with that he can improve a weak secondary.