Former NY Giants cornerback and sixth-round pick Corey Ballentine was claimed by the New York Jets
It didn’t take long for former NY Giants cornerback Corey Ballentine to find a new home.
Ballentine, placed on waivers by the Giants Tuesday, was claimed by the New York Jets on Wednesday afternoon.
Ballentine was chosen by the Giants in the sixth-round of the 2019 NFL Draft, but has largely been a disappointment.In 22 career games, Ballentine produced just 32 career tackles while surrendering 38 receptions in 52 targets as opposing receivers averaged 12.9 yards per reception against him. Quarterbacks also passed for five touchdowns against Ballentine.
“we like Corey a lot,” Giants head coach Joe Judge said of the team’s decision to cut Ballentine. “We have a list of roster moves we have to make throughout the season. We did what we thought was best for the team.”
Ballentine had been supplanted in the starting lineup in recent weeks by the likes of Ryan Lewis and Isaac Yiadom, underscoring the revolving door nature of the Giants’ outside cornerback job opposite James Bradberry.
Ballentine’s departure is the latest in a line of defensive backs let go by the Giants in recent years, including cornerbacks Grant Haley and DeAndre Baker, safeties Antoine Bethea and Curtis Riley, among others.
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