Daryl Worley is the type of player the NY Giants should have interest in, following his release by the Dallas Cowboys.
The Dallas Cowboys released cornerback Daryl Worley Wednesday, after being unable to find a trade partner, and the NY Giants should at least inquire about his asking price as a free agent.
Worley, 25, has struggled so far this season, allowing opposing quarterbacks a perfect 158.3 passer rating and wide receivers are averaging 19.1 yards per reception when lined up against him.
However, while Worley’s coverage grade from Pro Football Focus is a meager 53.1, that mark would make him the third-highest graded cornerback on the Giants’ roster.
As PFF points out, Worley has surrendered 10 catches in 12 targets so far this season, but it is fair to question whether his poor play is a byproduct of the Cowboys’ overall struggles on defense and the vulnerability of coordinator Mike Nolan’s scheme.
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Worley was chosen by the Carolina Panthers in 2016, by current Giants general manager Dave Gettleman, so a reunion shouldn’t be dismissed summarily for the cornerback-needy Giants.
Signing with the Giants would also reunite Worley with James Bradberry, who has been the Giants’ most dominant defensive player and most consistent cornerback. Given that the Giants have played the likes of Ryan Lewis and Aaron Colvin the past several games, it isn’t as though signing and playing Worley would take away playing time from young players the organization is trying to develop.
The Giants have spent the past several months shopping for help at defensive back, dating back to signing Logan Ryan days prior to the regular season, so it will be interesting to see if they wind up showing interest in and signing Worley, to provide some veteran depth.
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