Top 10 New York Giants on the roster bubble entering training camp
By Henry Buggy
No. 3 – Curtis Riley
Curtis Riley may be the most intriguing New York Giant on the roster bubble entering training camp.
The 6-foot, 190-pound cornerback-turned-safety earned high praise from New York’s defensive coordinator this spring, via New York’s team website.
"“The thing I’m probably most proud of him about is how he’s picked it up playing safety because that’s a change, when you go from playing outside, to go inside. And some of the checks and the communication and one minute you’re in the post, the next minute you’re down, or you’re playing in the half field, or you’re blitzing off the edge and some of the different duties that our safeties have to handle here. He’s done a really nice job with that. So, I’m excited for him, getting to training camp just like all these guys, and he’s competing his butt off with a group of guys that I’ve really seen grow over these last two months.”"
The 26-year-old joined the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2015 and has appeared in 11 games over the last two seasons.
The Giants have multiple options at the safety position. Only Landon Collins is guaranteed a roster spot.
The Giants did invest in safety/special teams ace Michael Thomas this offseason. Andrew Adams and Darian Thompson are considered the frontrunners to compete for the starting role opposite Collins.
Orion Stewart and Sean Chandler will also be vying for spots at the back end of Big Blue’s defense.
But don’t count out Riley. His versatility and instincts have put him in the mix. There’s a reason he was getting first-team defensive reps this past spring.