5 cheap CBs the NY Giants can sign after missing out on Tre'Davious White

There are still affordable options for the Giants in the cornerback market

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2. Patrick Peterson

One of the most accomplished cornerbacks in recent history, Patrick Peterson makes perfect sense for the Giants in free agency. The Pittsburgh Steelers have not re-signed him after he started 16 of 17 games in the 2023 season, recording 42 total tackles, 11 passes defended, and two interceptions.

During his time with the Arizona Cardinals from 2011-2020, he was named to eight Pro Bowls and garnered First-Team All-Pro honors three times. While he is not the same player he once was, Peterson has transformed his game to become a more versatile player. According to Pro Football Focus, he played over 300 snaps at safety and over 200 snaps as a slot cornerback in 2023.

Not only would Peterson serve as an experienced mentor for young Giants cornerbacks like Banks, Cor'Dale Flott, and Nick McCloud III, but he still has plenty to offer on the field even entering his age-34 season. The only issue is that Peterson's desired contract might be out of the range that Schoen is willing to pay.

It is worth noting that Peterson suggested on the FOX NFL Podcast that he would likely sign with a team following the NFL Draft, so New York should continue to keep tabs on him. The Giants could hold Peterson as a fallback option in free agency if they do not select a corner with a high draft pick next month.