Sep 21, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants fans react during the second quarter against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
The Giants made a roster move over the weekend that many could probably argue they should’ve made a long time ago: they signed a proven veteran safety.
Brandon Meriweather, a former first-round pick and two-time Pro Bowler, signed with the Giants in the wake of Landon Collins and Mykelle Thompson going down on Friday night against the Bengals. Collins will return in a few weeks but Thompson will have to wait another season to start his NFL career.
Sure, there are plenty of questions to ask about this signing considering Meriweather wasn’t signed until this point and really hasn’t come close to playing at his once-Pro Bowl level the past couple of seasons. Does he have anything left in the tank? Do players around the league still consider his style of play as dirty? And in what ways can he actually help the Giants?
Yes, this is a desperate move. But I have to think Meriweather will help the Giants, he does add veteran presence and depth to a thin position.
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