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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1. Levi Wallace

Similar to Peterson, Lei Wallace played for Pittsburgh last season and played a significant role on the Steelers' defense. However, he has ties to members of the Giants coaching staff, is extremely affordable and could serve as a veteran option for Big Blue's secondary.

During Joe Schoen's time as the Buffalo Bills' assistant general manager, Wallace was picked up as an undrafted free agent. Brian Daboll was also the offensive coordinator in Buffalo when Wallace signed and spent one year at Alabama with him when he was still in college. It was the jumpstart he needed, as he became a full-time starter by his second season in the NFL and has carved out a solid professional career.

In 2023, Wallace appeared in 16 games and registered 36 tackles, adding 11 passes defended and catching two interceptions. He had a down year for his standards, appearing in a career-low 69 percent of his team's snaps and allowing six touchdowns.

While he is coming off an imperfect season, that could add incentive for Schoen to attempt to sign him at a low cost. Additionally, the Steelers have seemingly prioritized bringing back Peterson and building around young corner Joey Porter Jr., so Wallace could see a more extensive role if he were to sign with the Giants.

The Giants could likely sign him in the $4 million range and start him alongside Banks next year. Wallace might not be the flashiest option in the free agency market, but he is the most realistic choice after missing on White considering New York's cap situation and lack of depth.